With todays ever increasing reliance on medical technology and imaging to diagnose and treat patients, reducing exposure to radiation is a key goal. On February 26th we came across an article in Aunt Minnie (a respected industry publication) that caught our eye. In the article titled “Reporting external exams reduces repeat imaging” Cynthia Keen discussed the study conducted by Dr. Michael Lu at UCSF that determined the findings reported in the headline.
This data strongly affirms the value and use of DICOM CD-R in the medical imaging community. Not only do the discs allow easy transfer of vital patient information but they now have been shown to actually reduce patient risk and exposure.