Understanding the integration of the Image Management System in your department

The CaloPix software package is an Image Management System (IMS) that can be integrated into the operation of your department CaloPix actually connects to your facility’s IT system and your Laboratory Management System (LMS). This means you can optimize your work flow from image production to archiving. The connection also means that all information is centralized and each image can be linked to the relevant patient record. A facility of this kind provides interrupted accessibility to your images from any workstation within a department or the organization itself. Viewing clinical cases and the related image files can be done in complete security. It also offers traceability of all tasks performed in relation to an image.

The integration of CaloPix with an institution’s IT systems is based on two main elements :

A centralized database

The database provides a link between image production stations, workstations and access terminals. A fully secure image network structure that assists the daily practice of doctors. Doctors can actually view images they have produced in the laboratory then annotated in their office from the meeting room.

Interface with the LMS

The interface with the LMS means patients are automatically and correctly identified. As such, patient data is synchronized with information on any examinations that are carried out and any coding information. Using the image management system, doctors can instantly view the patient data linked to an image. Conversely, by viewing patient records in the Laboratory Management System, doctors can view file images as soon as they exist.

The CaloPix image management system and its applications offer numerous configuration options. These take into account the diversity of information systems and the option of disseminating clients’ images. They also take into account the technical framework provided by the IHE, including HL7 and DICOM pathology standards.