From holograms to image sharing to data security, our 2021 blogs had you covered.
Since the invention of the microscope, medical practitioners of all stripes have strived to invent and improve technologies that offer deep glimpses into the human body from bones to blood vessels. Medical imaging plays a crucial role in medicine today, supporting both the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The technology is developing rapidly, and at DICOM Director, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge.
It can be tough to keep up with all the developments in medical image storage, sharing, and even 3D holographic tech. We strive to help our website visitors, whether they are radiologists, surgeons, or other medical professionals, stay at the forefront of medical imaging knowledge. So, throughout 2021, we worked to make this website a source for all of the information you need to stay informed about the amazing new realities of healthcare. From holographic surgical modeling with Intravision XR to secure, encrypted image sharing with Share XR and easily-accessed, HIPAA-compliant storage with Store XR.
Peruse our 2021 blogs to get the scoop on the trends and changes shaping medical imaging. We covered everything you need to know about data security in both sharing and storage, and how the cloud and remote access are essential to providing healthcare today.
Patient outcomes improve with 3D modeling
Intravision XR uses DICOM datasets such as CT and MRI scans to visualize fully formed 3D models with complete anatomical detail. That includes spatial relationships between organs and their internal structure as well as views of organ vasculature, neoplasms, and anomalies. Augmented reality and virtual reality contribute to the realism of these 3D scans. Our 2021 blogs explored the many ways these models can be used to improve treatment precision.
Seamless Communication is Required in Healthcare Today
For many years, CDs were ubiquitous when it came to sharing medical images. With little or no thought to security, discs were handed to patients and couriers to be lost or stolen. Even when they arrived at a practitioner’s office intact, files often were corrupt. Enter Share XR, a unique set of technologies for seamless, HIPAA-secure communication between providers and patients. CT/MRI scans, mammograms, breast tomograms, even pathology slide images, and other large files can be quickly and easily transferred electronically. Our blogs shared some great reasons to use this and similar technologies, especially as it relates to today’s necessity for remote and telemedicine as well as its future impact.
Secure Storage Protects Against Data Breaches
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic saw many cybercriminals crawling out of their holes to trawl for unsecured medical data, including images, and millions of records were accessed. It was all so unnecessary. Store XR is a PACS system compliant with FDA, HIPAA, and every DICOM standard. It’s also easy to use and can be implemented on-premises or, for optimal security, in the cloud. Our blogs this year covered everything from how much money a data breach can cost you to what you need to know to keep patient data secure now and in the future.
The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, and technology is marching right along with it. We’re expecting to see even more use of 3D imaging, more advanced telemedicine, more use of AI and VR, as well as new security challenges. We’re ready to innovate — and ready to keep you informed.