Over the years, the expansion of IT and numerous technologies in medical imaging scanners has made room for their evolution into powerful new devices used for diagnostics and interventional radiology. Cue the rise of digital hospitals. The information generated by these products help with early detection and treatment of diseases, such as cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics and surgery, resulting in significant improvements in patient care.
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging.
This method allows physicians to store, exchange and transmit medical images from devices such as scanners to printers and computers, allowing for the integration of medical imaging equipment with other devices.
All relevant systems are increasingly becoming connected to Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Hospital Information Systems (HIS), as well as to the hospital intranet and wider internet.
A physical infrastructure which is unable to support these applications can result in unexpected downtime and non-compliance.
The new white paper from Vertiv will help to properly size the physical infrastructure when medical imaging and diagnostic equipment will be used, with a focus on power and cooling systems in today's increasingly digital hospitals.