A developer of medical image integration software, has built a suite of products to automate the sharing of large medical studies across healthcare enterprises. They face substantial performance challenges for enterprises with remote facilities or providers. Traditional tools such as secure FTP perform poorly over Wide Area Networks.
The X-Ray, MRI, and CAT scan output handled by their software often consists of 100's of images per study and gigabytes of total data. These studies need to be analyzed and transmitted between interpreting physicians and
destinations, such as PACS workstations, modality workstations, and
image archives. Each patient's data is unique and data integrity is paramount for diagnostic content. As a result, caching and recompression techniques are not suitable approaches for aiding in the speed and reliability of these data transfers.
ExpeDat software was chosen to be embedded underneath their existing product suite to handle the transport function in a more efficient and reliable manner. Their content delivery application provides the necessary auditing and workflow logic, while ExpeDat provides the speed and reliability needed for WAN deployments. Embedding off-the-shelf ExpeDat eliminates the need for source-code integration, which allows for fast deployment and future flexibility.
The combined package enables remote doctors to quickly and securely access medical images at full resolution. The ExpeDat performance gains provide tremendous cost-savings, and increase productivity and overall quality of service. The seamless integration within existing medical image integration software allows users and administrators to maintain a familiar workflow environment.