Dicom Proxy Enables Enterprise Imaging Professionals To Achieve Vendor Neutrality
The Dicom Systems Workflow Unifier platform enables multiple proxy connections to and from unlimited disparate DICOM nodes, including modalities, secondary capture devices, PACS and VNA; this open approach to imaging data exchanges allows Enterprise Imaging professionals to reach true vendor-neutrality and interoperability between systems that tend to be siloed off from one another.
The Dicom Modality Worklist proxy enables DMWL C-FIND-WORKLIST proxy requests to one or multiple simultaneous destinations. The aggregation of multiple DMWL worklists into a single cohesive worklist enhances utilization of imaging devices that are designed to only support worklist entries from a single broker/source. Along with incoming and outgoing C-FIND-WORKLIST tag-morphing/transformation the Unifier’s DICOM Proxy is a unique and powerful tool for Enterprise-grade Dicom Modality Worklist functionality.
Versatile Dicom Proxy Functionality Increases Security, Reduces Human Error
The Unifier’s DICOM Query-Retrieve functionality enables enterprise-wide end users to proxy their C-FIND and C-MOVE requests from any workstation, server or DICOM source, into the intended DICOM archive. This is an important tool in the Dicom Systems Unifier framework for any archive migration process. Proxy functionality is particularly useful for situations where an old PACS or archive cannot be taken offline for undetermined periods of time, essentially increasing the longevity, usefulness and reliability of older enterprise imaging systems during migrations, or even after a migration has been completed.
The proxy method also provides more limited and therefore more secure access to the PACS, which can substantially reduce human error by proactively securing access to the PACS – by limiting and centralizing end-user access to PACS via a well-controlled, secure appliance.