In the field of Ophthalmology, the importance of having accurate data on the anatomical areas of the eye is important for proper treatment decisions. In the examination process, ophthalmologists will take different images of the eye to diagnose the need for surgeries. These images provide an important and accurate source of information and references for each patient. As important as it is to collect and analyze this ophthalmic imaging data, its preparation, implementation, and storage is just as crucial.

Many ophthalmic practices have implemented the use of DICOM technology to aid in the productivity of their practices, but productivity is just one of many benefits. DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) images in Ophthalmology practices aid in the accurate and proper storage, printing, and transmission of ophthalmic images and files.

With DICOM images, offices and clinics can efficiently store, edit, and share medical images. This provides patients and clinicians with faster and clearer imaging results and the ability to post-process the image. Image post-processing allows the operator to manipulate pixel shadows to correct image density and contrast, zoom in on problem areas in the image, and perform other processing functions that could result in better diagnosis and fewer examinations. repeated.

DICOM images also allow two-way communication with the modality. This saves time in the clinic by reducing the amount of data entry for each test. Orders are submitted electronically, including patient demographics, directly in the time-saving modality. This results in a lower chance for error and a more efficient workflow for your practice.

Similar to the implementation of ophthalmology EMR (electronic medical records), DICOM images will function as an electronic medium for file storage. This will provide doctors and patients with better service. Practices implementing this system will have the benefits of faster file retrieval, easy access to images, affordable storage, and access to images from multiple locations. This allows files and images to be shared electronically between doctors, hospitals and practices without the hassle of hard copies.

Technology is making advances in the medical field to ensure precision, efficiency and ease of diagnosis. With Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, offices do not run the risk of missing or misplaced files or images, or the need to go to every machine in their office to review and interpret each image. All images are stored in a central location and are available to all networked computers within the office.