Oracle Multimedia includes comprehensive support for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, widely adopted for medical images, videos, and structured reports. The security, performance and management tools that make Oracle Database the gold standard for enterprise class databases are available for medical images, making the database a high performance and secure platform for medical imaging solutions. Healthcare applications such as electronic medical records, clinical research, and healthcare analytics can easily include images using standard database tools and techniques. Large repositories of DICOM content (CTs, MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasounds, Pathology images, etc.) can be managed and secured using powerful Oracle Database tools.
Oracle Multimedia extends its DICOM support to include the DICOM protocol adapter. This enables exchange of medical images over the network with systems that speak the DICOM protocol such as PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and DICOM viewers. The DICOM protocol adapter, deployed in Oracle WebLogic Server, can store images in either Oracle Database or Oracle WebCenter Content.
Oracle Multimedia also enables its DICOM support to work with Oracle WebCenter Content, a robust and scalable solution with powerful infrastructure for content-enabled applications. DICOM functionality in Oracle WebCenter Content simplifies the development and management of patient portals, physician portals, electronic medical records, and other image-enabled applications. Clinicians, patients, and administrators can have secure, authorized, and unified access to all patient data.
Oracle Multimedia's comprehensive support for DICOM content enables a range of healthcare applications that include medical imaging, such as: