Friday, October 28, 2011

HL7Kit Video Tutorials

If one picture worth a thousand words, how much does a 20 minutes video tutorials worth?
The HL7Kit web site promise that "You are 20 minutes away from HL7 integration!" I checked that again, this time on film.
From download to runtime deployment, a series of five detailed videos showing step by step how to set up a ADT^A01 message interface using HL7Kit.
Here it is. Comments and questions are most welcome.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Introduction to DICOM - Chapter 1 - Introduction

Introduction to DICOM

Chapter 1: Introduction

DICOM is a software integration standard that is used in Medical Imaging. All modern medical imaging systems (AKA Imaging Modalities) Equipment like X-Rays, Ultrasounds, CT (Computed Tomography), and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) support DICOM and use it extensively.

In this tutorial I present a high level review of DICOM. We will look at DICOM from the user point of view trying to avoid the fine details when possible.

Introduction to DICOM - Chpater 2 - Why is it this way in DICOM?

Introduction to DICOM
Chpater 2 - Why is it this way in DICOM?
Many times when I explain features and aspects of DICOM I get questions like, “Why do you need DICOM if you have JPEG and XML?”; or, ”why is DICOM so complicated?”. Many variants of such questions continually come up over and over again. These types of questions can be very broad or very specific and relate to all kind of choices that the people who write the standard make and the options that they take.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Converting Bitmap, JPEG and PDF to DICOM

Imagine you're a dermatologist taking pictures of patients' skin for treatment tracking using a digital camera. The pictures are JPEG's and have no patient info in them. If you could convert them to DICOM and send them to the clinic PACS, that would be a great advancement.

With the new RZDCX version and up (RZDCX DICOM Toolkit download page) implementing an application that does just that becomes very simple.