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By Jrowland ·
We are a 60 bed hospital currently looking into the possibility of publishing our radiology images to a webserver so that our radiologist can remotely view them. Is there anyone who has done this or knows the best possible way to do this. We are currently using the Britt system utilizing frame grabbing to pull them across an ISDN line.

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by Tech/Admin In reply to Webserving radiology imag ...

Posting Patient Information on the internet might violate a couple of laws in place to keep patient information confidential. I used to work for a hospital and we could not even email information, or place patient data on servers that could be accessed from the net.

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This would be a secure site. We would only be utilizing the internet as a means of transmission. We are well aware of HICFA guidelines.

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by rgrowcock In reply to Webserving radiology imag ...

I used to work in a Radiology department of a 150 bed hospital as a Rad Tech before I moved into computers. My Radiologists asked me the same question. What I found, and this was not cheap (I don't remember the actual price though, sorry)is that with a TeleRad system, they have a web publishing server. Or just a TeleRad system in general would allow the images to be transmitted to the individual Radiologists' homes. We just used a standard 56K modem, not ISDN because of the price.

Depending on how many Rads you have, you might be able to get an small TeleRad or similar system. The software package is the biggest cost associated with the TeleRad system.

What I didn't ask was, what kind of images are you talking about? Do you have a digitizer already, or are the images being pulled off of a CT/MRI/US or Nuclear Med scanners? In my situation, TeleRad would pull the images directly and there was a controller box in each modality. And then we also had a digitizer for standard X-rays.

Another thought might be a PACS systems. I hope that I have given you a little help. Feel free to email me at r.growcock@kadasystems.com if you would like more assistants.

As a side-note, my Radiologists opted not to spend any moremoney for this upgrade, as they had just upgraded the computer for the system.

Roger

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by Raffi_ In reply to Webserving radiology imag ...

This site, registration required, has those images on-line. Let me know if this is sort of what you had in mind (we built it):

www.crosscanadarounds.com

Regards
Raffi_

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by wlbowers In reply to Webserving radiology imag ...

Before you do this go to this link and read the article.

http://www.hipaa-iq.com/summary.htm

This bill severly regulates the access to patient information.

You can do what you want to do. GE medical does it. But I would have some one like them design and impliment the solution. You don't want to violate the provisions of this bill.

Good Luck

Lee

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