DICOM Image Viewing: An Important Element in Patient Communication

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Jan 5, 2023 1:31:29 PM

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Enhancing Patient Communication through DICOM Image Viewing

Integration with hospital DICOM systems (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is a crucial aspect of HCI's approach to improving patient care. These systems, found on hospital whiteboards, include various standard imaging types like CT, PET, x-ray, MRI, and ultrasound. However, with the HCI DICOM module, Care Teams gain access to an advanced visualization tool that complies with standards and supports the visualization of all image types. This is incredibly important because it allows providers to effectively explain care issues to patients using visual aids, resulting in a deeper understanding of their own care.

DICOM images provide families with valuable insight into the necessity of certain treatments and procedures. Caregivers can now discuss these images with patients using the Patient Whiteboard, enabling patients to have a better understanding of their illness or injury. By actively engaging in the decision-making process regarding their care, patients are more likely to comply with their provider's instructions, ultimately leading to better patient care.

Clinicians can leverage the DICOM Image Viewing app to view and manipulate image slices, manipulate angulations, and examine anatomical levels using various options like pan and zoom, rotation, contrast adjustments, and orientation shifts.

The DICOM app serves as a valuable tool for hospitals to improve patient care. Clinicians can quickly and easily access DICOM images, allowing them to discuss treatment plans with colleagues using the Patient Whiteboard. They can even annotate and draw over the images by simply touching the screen. By enabling patients and families to better understand their course of treatment, trust is increased. The app also offers measurement data, downloadable reporting, angle and orientation shifts, contrast options, and image inversion.

To enhance workflow automation solutions, the HCI DICOM image viewing app is seamlessly integrated into MediaCare's smart room interoperability. This integration enables clinical staff to save time and establish more effective communication with colleagues, patients, and families by providing immediate access to patient scans and imaging. Furthermore, this app gives hospitals a competitive advantage in the face of healthcare consumerism, delivering an engaging patient experience.

DICOM Image Viewing is just one of the many hospital system integrations HCI offers to enhance patient care.

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