Medical Image Sharing with Portable Devices


Davood Akbarnia 1 , *

1 University of Science and Culture, Hamedan, Iran

How to Cite: Akbarnia D . Medical Image Sharing with Portable Devices, Iran J Radiol. 2019 ; 16(Special Issue):e99305. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.99305.


Iranian Journal of Radiology: 16 (Special Issue); e99305
Published Online: December 8, 2019
Article Type: Abstract
Received: November 2, 2019
Accepted: December 8, 2019


Background: In this presentation, we look at available solutions for medical services on portable devices and the benefits and features that are available on these devices today.

Objectives: 1. Electronic devices for medical image viewing

2. Portability advantages for image sharing

3. Image viewing features available on portable devices

Outline: Medical imaging has been evolved with the advent of electronic and digital technologies over the past decade. While films and printers were used to transmit images in the past, the use of PACS systems has been spread over the past decade and medical images have been viewed and browsed in digital devices. Nowadays, digital devices are a wide range of mobile devices -Handheld- to large devices and Wide Screens -which are daily demanded by users and professions for viewing and browsing medical images. Digital access to most up-to-date versions of patient medical images, medical reports, and disease history can accelerate the development of treatment, reduce the likelihood of medical and prescription errors, and prevent additional testing. Furthermore, digital access can save time and money for both patients and healthcare centers. On the other hand, the rapid expanding of services in imaging and medical image sharing is one of the challenges of ensuring the accuracy and integration of information and work processes in the way that professions always have access to accurate online data of patients. This data integration, in particular, should be done between PACS, RIS/HIS systems, and imaging systems to circulate data automatically as much as possible without the need for manual data entry. To achieve this critical capability, other systems have been developed in the DICOM standard to serve as interfaces between the above elements, enabling the process of automating data transfer and integration. In the remainder of this presentation, the existing solution for the realization of a digital hospital and its capability in diagnosing and working with portable devices is outlined.

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