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ONRAD Deploys Carestream’s PACS to Serve Almost 100 Radiologists

ONRAD Inc., one of the nation’s largest radiology groups, implemented Carestream’s Vue PACS to handle reading and reporting of nearly 1 million imaging studies a year. ONRAD has almost 100 radiologists and provides services to 275 health care providers in 35 states.
“This is an extremely challenging environment because of our exceptionally high volume and our need to communicate effectively with so many different imaging providers,” said Robert Lerma, ONRAD’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. “We conducted extensive on-site testing of multiple systems prior to selecting Carestream’s PACS. After six months of use, we are confident that this PACS delivers a flexible, futuristic platform that can meet our current and future requirements.”
“Carestream has combined an advanced toolset with an intuitive interface. Our radiologists are able to work very productively and the PACS has been extremely reliable as our volumes continue to grow,” adds Morris Kelly, ONRAD’s PACS Administrator. “Our customers are extremely pleased with both the quality of our reading services and our response times.”
Facilities send imaging studies directly to ONRAD’s DICOM router, which forwards all studies to Carestream’s Vue PACS. The DICOM information is used to create an order within the RIS and reports are sent back to each facility using HL7 interfaces or other methods. •