InSiteOne to showcase Web-enabled digital image InDex archive service at ATA's annual conference

Fort Lauderdale 04 June 2001InSiteOne, a provider of on-site and off-site digital imaging storage and archiving services, has showcased its InDex digital image storage and retrieval service at the American Telemedicine Association's Annual Meeting, held early June. Additionally, InSiteOne has demonstrated iPACS Enterprise Web streaming capabilities from a licensing partnership with RealTimeImage Inc., which enables users to access and view DICOM images from any PACS archive using any Internet connection.


Paul Dandrow, the vice president of business development at InSiteOne, commented: "From the beginning, we have leveraged our experience in both health care and information technology to optimise the storage, archiving, and retrieval of digital medical images. We provide a common sense approach to sharing images among geographically dispersed health care providers. With its Web streaming capabilities and robust architecture, InDex is offering a strong diagnostic component of the current telemedicine deployments."

InSiteOne's InDex Web-enabled service delivers an affordable and versatile solution for short-term storage, access, and long-term warehousing of its digital radiological images. InDex's open architecture integrates with any PACS modality as well as hospital networks and information systems. Using any standard Web browser and a wide or local area network or dial-up connection, InDex allows fast real time streaming of medical images directly from a DICOM archive. Radiologists and physicians can remotely access DICOM images from a physician's office, imaging centre, home office or other locations.

Available with the InDex service, iPACS Web-enables medical image archives, including PACS. iPACS works with standard Web browsers to allow ultra-fast progressive streaming of medical images in real time, directly from DICOM archives, using wide area networks, local area networks or dial-up connections. iPACS provides remote access to uncompressed DICOM images to physicians' offices, radiology group practice centres, homes, and other locations.

InDex is a fee-for-usage service offering substantial benefits to hospitals and radiology departments. It provides an immediate "plug-and-play" service with little or no modification required to the radiology department. Hospitals save significant time and money by outsourcing image archiving and retrieval, and combining it with on-site and off-site storage and viewing, all without compromising performance or image availability and access.

Key benefits include:

  • Fast, reliable image access
  • Low cost, flexible pricing
  • Easy implementation, 24x7 full-service support
  • Security and disaster recovery
  • Uniformity across multiple sites/users
  • Capital/budget optimisation for equipment, staff, and space
  • Economies of scale with respect to infrastructure and technical resources
  • Elimination of technical obsolescence issues

Headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut, InSiteOne is a service provider offering Web-enabled digital image storage and archiving solutions to the medical community. It offers hospitals, imaging centres, and physician group practices a versatile, affordable and secure method for on-site and off-site warehousing, storage, and access of digital radiological images. Integrating with any PACS component, hospital network or information system, InDex provides on-demand access to images residing either locally or at a storage facility linked via an Internet Virtual Private Network (VPN) to a hospital's network.

Leslie Versweyveld

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