Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, or DICOM, is an imaging transfer standard. Largely adopted by hospitals, and increasingly by doctors offices, dentists and other fields, DICOM is used for storing and transmitting medical imaging information. This allows imaging devices of all kinds, like scanners, healthcare workstations, printers and radiology systems (PACS) to share these files ubiquitously and “talk” to one another using the same info. DICOM files are “tagged” with bits of information about the data being transferred, and this tagged information is grouped into data sets, which is how all of these devices know what they’re all talking about.
DICOMSender from ScriptSender makes the process of uploading these DICOM files into a system simpler and faster. Offering a “wizard” type of walk-thru pattern, the UI is designed to be friendly and accessible to both patients as well as clinical professionals.
Along with a streamlined public-facing uploading tool for patients and clinical teams, clinical users on the receiving end have tools on via an admin portal to quickly compare and resolve data discrepencies in real-time and identify possible matches that may already exist in a system, saving loads of time later. Users can also quickly assign the files to worklists and send notifications to team members that new information is waiting for them.