Digital imaging is the expanding direction in health care. Film storage is a major problem since it is difficult to manage, is labor intensive and requires large amounts of space.
However, since there is still a need to view film, ExamComplete is a hybrid approach that merges the traditional system with
PACS. It maintains the original film while producing digital copies for distribution and archival purposes.
- The traditional approach to film handling
- The ExamComplete approach
to film handling -
ExamComplete is an inclusive digitizing system for
all radiology medical records…the x-ray film, all paper reports and even the
film jacket.Microsoft’s arsenal
of tools, including the NT-based operating systems with SQL data management, is
used as a low-cost solution to the film storage problems.
Digitizes Film Jacket
ExamComplete offers high volume throughput, high resolution and the density depth required to capture x-ray film and provide the detail included on the film. It works with large array scanners (cameras) and produces
DICOM files with all required patient information and attached image.
The traditional radiologic reading path, in which the Radiologist reads the films, is maintained, and the digitized image can be used for archival storage, viewing and copy distribution.
ExamComplete has all the capabilities of a film digitizer but offers much more. It can digitize x-ray film, paper reports and even the film jacket in either grayscale or color and at variable resolutions.
With ExamComplete, a complete PACS system can be started and expanded as needs dictate. Digitized images from other equipment such as ultrasound and CT, can be stored in the computer archive at minimal cost.
ExamComplete can be made WEB ready for availability to a wider group of users.
ExamComplete can provide security answers at many levels by encrypting the image and screening the user in deference to the heightened
HIPAA security requirements.
ExamComplete is the first step toward a total film storage solution and can be integrated into the Patient Information System.
Kodak DCS14n Full Frame Camera with Specialty Lens
High Light Intensity Copy Stand (Film Illuminator and Overhead Lighting)
High Speed Computer
DICOM Computer Archive Storage
Media Burner (CD or DVD)
Optional - Professional NIKON D100 digital camera and the new Canon series Comparative Small Footprint to
of high resolution digital cameras are also available.
Recommended Placement of ExamComplete
Recommended placement is near the x-ray film processor to capture each exiting film.
Each digitized film is stored in the computer archive.
Patient Information and case number can be added at the time of capture or later.
A gateway connection can be established to the HIS or RIS system to automate the patient information acquisition process.
Therefore, ExamComplete can act as quality assurance and flow control for normal x-ray film processing.
Small Footprint when compared
to other Digitizers
Alternate (or Additional) Placement of
Alternate recommended placement is in the film file area.
Digitized images can be sent to a compatible printer located elsewhere.
Electronic copies can be placed on CD media with a DICOM viewer (included).
Electronic images are provided to the DICOM computer archive.