Medical diagnosis and procedures increasingly require use of an image from a modality such as CT, US or DX. In U.S., it is estimated that 400 million such procedures occur each year. This in-turn generates massive amounts of digital data every day.
Having records in digital form is beneficial in terms of increasing information-sharing efficiency and decreasing costs but comes with a need to manage that data efficiently. Patient records and medical images must be stored securely and made easily accessible both internal as well as external of the medical facility. However, current storage technologies are placing significant limitations on how efficiently this data is managed.
Medical imaging in the cloud can help alleviate these limitations by providing more effective storage and access methods that will scale easily as the wealth of patient information and medical images in U.S. healthcare systems continues to grow. Cloud computing solutions, such as netDICOM, make it easier, faster and more efficient to share patient studies with distant specialists for rapid collaborative decision-making on appropriate treatments.
netDICOM enables studies from multiple modalities, such as CT, MRI, X-ray and ultrasound, to be accessed from anywhere in the world and securely stored in the cloud. Sharing and viewing studies using the site is accomplished in just a few basic steps, and even patients can access these studies at any time from their home computers.