Conversion of Medical Images to Digital Format

Attorneys rely on digital images like X-rays and MRIs to show evidence of injuries and/or medical procedures. These images serve as powerful evidence inside the courtroom.

Total Trial Solutions can convert DICOM diagnostic radiology films into a digital format to be viewed and displayed on a screen, or printed to exhibit boards for your trial. 

What is DICOM?

DICOM® (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is the international standard to transmit, store, retrieve, print, process, and display medical imaging information. DICOM is used in virtually all hospitals worldwide. It ensures the interoperability of systems used to produce, store, display, send, query, process, retrieve and print medical images and derived structured documents, as well as to manage the related workflow.

What is an x-ray?

X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs X-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black. Additionally, computed tomography (CT) combines multiple X-ray images into a 3D model of a region of interest.

What is An MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive test used to diagnose medical conditions. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures. Unlike an X-ray, an MRI does not use radiation . Detailed MRI images allow doctors to examine the body and detect disease or injuries.

How Are These DICOM Images Sent?

DICOM films are often sent on a CD or DVD from radiologists, doctors, imaging centers and hospitals to attorneys/law firms. The provided disc will be viewable via a CD/DVD disc drive on your personal/office computer/laptop. When DICOM CD/DVDs are created, they often include DICOM viewers on the CD/DVD, or a direct link to a viewer that may be run from the Internet.

Don't Have A Disc Drive?

Most computers don’t have CD/DVD players anymore. TTS can handle the original disc and review the diagnostic films using specialized DICOM viewing software for completeness and accuracy. We can also assist with burning any additional CD/DVD copies if needed.

Need Help Requesting DICOM Films?

Our Medical Record Specialists can assist with ordering any/all of your client’s DICOM film discs using the latest tracking platforms. Our intuitive platform automates the entire process beginning with the initial request. We can request DICOM film CDs from hospitals, urgent care facilities, medical groups, imaging centers, and other medical providers.

Need Assistance Extracting And/Or Converting DICOM Films?

Our Medical Illustrators can convert your client’s DICOM films into digital formats such as JPG, TIFF or PDF to be displayed on a screen during your trial. TTS can also provide high resolution enlargements of all converted films to various sizes (18×24 in., 24×36 in. or any other custom dimensions) to be used as physical exhibit boards.

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