Enterprise Imaging

Medical imaging is an important tool in making informed diagnostic decisions. However, the imaging content is often dispersed across multiple PACSs, specialty department imaging systems, DVD archives, all of which are largely disconnected from the EMR system and thus unavailable to the clinicians in the context of providing care.

Leafsprout's Enterprise Imaging solutions can help you attain a complete view of each patient's imaging record regardless of how distributed it is. Here are some of the relevant offerings in our toolbox.


Hosted Solutions:

CortexArchive is a clinical content archive for storage and management of data from many specialties. It consists of an image archive (VNA) combined with a document management system (XDS), master patient index (MPI), and web-based viewer to facilitate management, distribution and sharing of imaging exams, reports, and other supporting clinical documentation. Also included is an Audit Repository (ATNA) to keep track of who accessed what patient records/exams, from where, and when.

At a minimum, two copies of encrypted data - with a customer-specific encryption key - are always kept in two different locations. For additional resiliency, and/or piece of mind, a copy of data can optionally be sent to a customer-controlled object storage system (e.g., customer's AWS Glacier account).

CortexArchive runs in the cloud and is offered on a per-study basis. It has its own website that can be accessed here.


On-Premise Solutions:

Depending on the particular needs of your enterprise, a mix of the following imaging-oriented products can be deployed:

  • Vendor Neutral Archive - the Imaging Manager and Archive (see vnaPlus).
  • Imaging Terminology Translation Engine - packaged with vnaPlus, applicable when multiple sets of exam codes are being used within the enterprise.
  • Aggregated Radiology Worklist - packaged with vnaPlus, assembled from all connected departaments/enterprises so workflow-related decisions can be made.
  • Master Patient Index - when patient has multiple MRNs, a complete imaging record of the patient can be reliably assembled if those MRNs can be cross-referenced (see patientRegistry).
  • Imaging Exam Indexer - an XDS Registry used to keep track of the imaging record for all patients. This is important when multiple PACS systems are present, or multiple terminologies are used, or non-imaging content is attached to exams in its native format (see docRegistry and docVault).
  • Exam Prefetcher and Localizer - so external exams can be brought into the user's favourite viewing application, i.e., usually the PACS that is local to the user (see imageGateway).
  • Web-based Image Viewer - so that any exam can be displayed in a zero-footprint fashion on a personal computer or a mobile device (see imageView).
  • Clinical Results Distribution Engine - to distribute results of interest to the relevant parties, e.g., immediate distribution of an imaging report with critical findings to a predefined set of recipients (see docDispatcher).
  • Remote Site Connector - a compression and encryption appliance used to connect remote imaging sites (see cloudLink).