Distribute Medical Images With DICOM
Writing DICOM to CD or DVD is like backing up any other image file; you'll need the proper DICOM burner hardware and application as well as the media. Once the system is in place, you'll find that many of the costs associated with the archiving of patient records will no longer exist. DICOM to CD is the most economical way to store, retrieve and maintain medical images, because everything is digitized.
Medical Records Enter the Digital Age
Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine is a file format similar to ".jpg" or ".png," except that it offers the type of high resolution and flexibility required for the digitization of medical images produced by x-ray, CT, mammography and other modalities. In addition, DICOM format includes patient information, forver eliminating the possibility that the patient ID will become separated from the image. While such information is typically stored on a server and/or individual hard drives, DICOM to CD is a fast and economical way to create back-ups that can be stored, mailed and distributed. It is also part of integrated teleradiology systems that facilitate the transmission of medical images over the World Wide Web. With the use of such teleradiology equipment, patient records can be retrieved and viewed remotely, allowing for more effective real-time collaboration and consultation with colleagues anywhere in the world.
A Complete DICOM CD Solution
DICOM to CD equipment is easily integrated into all PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System). In addition to storage of patient archives, it is possible to separate patient info in order to create an anonymous archive for use in training and teaching hospitals. For those facilities wishing to maintain the greatest degree of professional appearance, the DICOM printer allows one to design and produce professional-looking labels in only a few minutes.
There are numerous DICOM to CD solutions available depending on the size of your facility and the number of patient records needed. Smaller clinics and private practices will benefit from a low to medium volume system that can produce up to 40 CDs every hour; a larger clinic or department of a major medical center will probably want one of the larger-capacity systems that can handle up to one per minute. Both systems are available in ink jet and thermal imaging (laser) models. Learn more today about how the DICOM to CD solution can reduce your archival and administrative costs while facilitating greater learning and collaboration among professional health care providers.