Medical Image Sharing: The New Norm

Many advancements have conspired to make medical image sharing so much the norm sites routinely offer secure storage of medical imagery, or conversely a gallery of medical images for reference seekers. Obviously, what constitutes a medical image has changed, from the first X-ray to the now routinely made use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) picture, or the mammogram. Such images need no longer be viewed, archived or retrieved in a film format. Thanks to medical PACS, picture archiving and communication systems that makes use of DICOM, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, a cutting-edge and world-wide acknowledged system of image storage and retrieval, medical images can be stored easily, moved easily in an emergency and shared world-wide.

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