CD-R / DVD-R Solutions for Healthcare Applications

Compact Disc-Recordable (CD-R) technology is based on the same international standards that have contributed to the success of CD-ROM. CD-R has become the preferred storage medium for many applications. CD-R is widely recognized as offering the lowest cost per megabyte of any random access writable storage medium. In addition, it is compact, durable, versatile and can be used to reliably archive data for upwards of 100 years. Further, because CD-R is a true write-once medium, it provides legal hardcopy of the information stored.

These capabilities have made CD-R the data storage medium of choice for many vertical market applications. Yet no other application area may offer a better demonstration of the value of CD-R technology than medical imaging. Young Minds, a pioneer in CD-R technology, continues to lead in the application of CD-ROM, CD-R, and DVD technologies in medical imaging and other markets.

As the use of digital imaging technology has expanded in medical applications, the amount of data which needs to be collected, analyzed and stored has also increased. With a capacity of 650 to 700 MB per disc, CD-R is perfect for image storage, archival, and distribution.

Among CD-R's advantages over other writable media is the widespread availability of inexpensive CD-ROM drives to read back discs. Because of the many benefits provided by CD-R technology, many organizations have endorsed CD-R for the physical interchange of digital image data, including:

    • The American College of Cardiology (ACC)
    • The American College of Radiology (ACR)
    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

These organizations are continuing to expand the scope of applications for CD-R.

A common exchange of information between cardiologist and radiologist is a necessity. Many physicians often send images (x-ray, CAT, MRI, etc.) to other physicians for consultation and third party insurance review, and research depends on the analysis of images collected from many clinical sources.

Since the introduction of digital imaging to the healthcare industry, many systems are being installed to replace traditional cine film. CD-R is fast becoming the emerging technology which will be the true successor to cine film. CD-R presents many opportunities for storage and distribution. This enables the healthcare industry to reduce costs while improving efficiency.

Young Minds is the premier developer of innovative solutions for healthcare, available for virtually all operating systems and networks.

Young Minds CD- and DVD-Recordable technology is being used by leading medical equipment manufacturers and integrators. Our solutions are unmatched for features, reliability, ease of installation, ease of integration, ease of use, compatibility, portability, expandability, and upgradability.

Key features include:

    • Plug-and-Play CD/DVD-Recording
    • DICOM compliant
    • Cross-platform system support
    • Multiple modalities
    • Fast, easy access to images
    • Complete integration support
    • Feature-rich premastering software for universal read-compatibility
    • "Future-proof" intelligent controller architecture to simplify upgrades and host changes
    • Well defined roadmap to preserve hardware and software investments
    • Tape emulation technology utilizes native OS drivers, eliminates the need for custom drivers
    • Java-based user interface and JobTicket technology simplifies integration

Young Minds award-winning CD-R and DVD-R solutions set the standard for quality and reliability. Find out how you can use these DICOM-compliant solutions with your patient information and imaging systems.



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