[Histonet] storing digital images

Tony Henwood AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au
Thu Aug 21 20:03:49 CDT 2003

We archive our images to CD-Rs. We batch the cases (eg 4 months worth)and
burn 2 copies. These CD's will then be copied in 4 years time in case of
deterioration of the originals. After burning, a sample of the images are
viwed to ensure data integrity. 

This seems the cheapest method of ensuring data integrity and easy access.

Tony Henwood JP, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: 612 9845 3306
Fax: 612 9845 3318


-----Original Message-----
From: kgibbon <@t> qltinc.com [mailto:kgibbon <@t> qltinc.com]
Sent: Friday, 22 August 2003 1:38
To: Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] storing digital images

Hi All,
This is a question aimed at those who store digital images in their patient

Is their a standard set by the ASCP or any other institution that gives
recommendations on the format for storing digital images in patient
Do the images have to survive in the same way that the patient record has
to be kept?

I am looking to a standard that can be used to archive images for a long
period of time so any advice would be greatly appreciated


Kevin Gibbon
QLT Inc.

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