Here in the Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, we have a dedicated staff of professionals (called Medical Informaticists) whose day-to-day tasks involve maintaining the computer information systems that are used for capturing, viewing, analyzing, and storing your child’s medical images. Here are a few fun facts from the recently completed 2016 calendar year:
As you can see, our medical informaticists deal with a very large number of complex images. These images are stored in a special format that is used for medical purposes called DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) and defines not only a special image file format, but also a very special way to send images between computers.
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