Integration Technologies For Digital Imaging

Medical specialization areas can take advantage of the flexibility that comes from using digital medical imaging, with images stored in the Dicom format. For urgent care, podiatry or chiropractic clinics, taking the medical images you need using urgent care DR, podiatry DR or chiropractic DR imagers is an excellent starting place for integrating other medical technologies in order to make your medical office or hospital more productive while improving patient care.

DICOM Format

Various digital imaging acquisition modalities, such as PET, CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, digital x-ray systems such as an urgent care DR device and others, utilize the medical imaging format known as DICOM, which stands for digital imaging and communications in medicine, in order to improve integration among different types of commonly used medical equipment and data.

For example, a PACS system will allow you to view, distribute or archive your DICOM digital medical images regardless of which modality they came from, as long as the images are stored in DICOM format. An RIS system will allow you to save text documents in DICOM format as well, thereby integrating images and text in a format that allows them to be stored as well as viewed together, making for a more complete digital patient record for better patient care.

PACS Systems

A PACS appliance is an extremely versatile integration component for hospitals and medical facilities of all sizes. Once you have taken your digital images on your podiatry DR or chiropractic DR system, the imager can save the digital medical image in DICOM format. Your PACS will read DICOM format, and through the PACS you have the ability to integrate your communications throughout your medical network.

Physicians in your immediate medical facility can all view the same medical images simultaneously through the PACS, as well as send and receive the digital images online. Now expand that same technology to include a wide area network and virtual private network, and you can see that you can integrate your medical digital documents saved in DICOM with any authorized personnel anywhere in the world online, expanding consultation potential.

Digital Image Archive

Storage of your patient records is of vital importance in providing excellent patient care. By saving digital images and text in DICOM format, you can now also integrate into your digital imaging system the ability to archive the digital patient records automatically. Your archive may be located onsite, and you may also send DICOM records to an offsite server as well in order to maintain HIPPA compliance concerning disaster recovery.