We are excited to announce that our latest project - the Horos User Guide - is finally ready! This weekend, we will be publishing the long-awaited comprehensive manual for Horos.
Medical imaging is an important tool for the equine veterinarian. Whether it’s the x-ray of a sore foot or an ultrasound of a heart, imaging can be used in many aspects of equine evaluation and care. But equine vets have a challenge that is somewhat unique to them – they often have to mobilize their equipment to meet or treat the patient.
The use of digital medical imaging has become a pre-requisite for cases constructed by personal injury, workers' compensation, and criminal attorneys. This digital evidence is subject to the same discovery standards as hard copy documents and photographs. As such, the attorney has to be prepared to share these digital images with opposing counsel as they prepare for trial. But since medical images are just compilations of electronic bits, subject to strict privacy law and only as good as the medical image viewer on which they are analyzed, medical images create a special transport and sharing challenge.
Ever since the case of Smith v. Grant, presenting medical images in court has been an accepted tool in the arsenal of litigation attorneys. But understanding exactly how to use medical images, ensuring that you have them when you need them, and optimizing their presentation can be the difference between winning and losing at trial.
If you’ve ever thought of sharing medical images or any other Protected Health Information (PHI) using Dropbox, you are not alone. Dropbox is one of the most popular file sharing services and is on millions of desktop computers around the world. But just because you use it for many of your other tasks, does not mean you should use Dropbox for DICOM medical image storage. Here’s why...
One question we have been asked many times is if sharing medical imaging studies with a non Horos user is possible. The short answer is yes but it involves connecting your Horos with a Cloud.
Today, Horos integrates with a web based platform that can enable sharing functionality with a non Horos user through a cloud portal. By creating a Horos Cloud Access account, you can view, analyze, and store images on any workstation, tablet, or mobile device…and connect multiple accounts.
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from Horos customers is "Can I use Horos in a Windows environment?" While Horos itself installs on an Apple Macintosh computer, the images that you view, analyze and store can be viewed on any workstation, tablet, or even a smartphone once you connect these all together with a Horos Cloud account.
You may not have realized that Horos is more than just a good desktop viewer. In fact, given the right configuration, Horos can become part of a very robust enterprise PACS environment. All that is needed is a centralized PACS with Horos configured to connect to that central location.
One of the issues we often hear is that with so many images stored on my Mac, my system is starting to slow down. While Horos (or OsiriX) is a very robust medical image viewer and can function as something of a small PACS, once you start to rely on it for more than a couple of thousand studies, you may find a noticeable degradation in performance. And even if you don’t, it’s pretty risky business to maintain that many studies on your desktop without effective offsite backup and archive.