Emageon (Booth 8537) is featuring its new Outside Study Gateway (OSG) that enables outside facilities to perform direct DICOM transmission of their PACS images to the receiving hospital’s OSG server, providing for patient and exam integrity checks to be automatically performed as well as auto-forwarding into the receiving hospital’s enterprise PACS.

The studies are transmitted securely across a VPN network and automatically segregated, thereby avoiding potential overlaps in patient IDs that could occur by combining data from multiple sites. Authorized physicians can then view these studies immediately using existing PACS workstations and familiar toolsets, the company says.

OSG allows side-by-side comparisons of additional exams performed with the outside exams done at the remote facility. It also has the capacity for new studies to be provided back securely and electronically to the referring facility.