Convert Any Medical Modality to DICOM TIMS DICOM SystemDocument Transcript
TIMS DICOM System
Acquire from any medical modality
Analog video to DICOM conversion
Static & streaming capture
Capture the entire study
DICOM send & receive
One-click DICOM send
Record to CD/DVD/USB
DICOM & Windows print
Export to AVI & JPG
DICOM Modality Work List
Live remote consultation
Review & edit studies
Scanner input via TWAIN
Import JPG, BMP, & AVI
Convert Any Medical Modality to DICOM
Problem: Hospitals and imaging clinics around the world need to convert their non-DICOM medical
modalities to DICOM. Upgrading or replacing these modalities is too expensive, often costing hundreds of
thousands of dollars. PACS is a large enough expense in and of itself. Replacing all of the non-DICOM devices
for PACS connectivity purposes is simply not cost-effective.
Solution: The TIMS DICOM® System.
TIMS converts any non-DICOM medical
modality to DICOM. The resulting digital
study can be sent to PACS, recorded to
CD/DVD/USB, and printed to film or paper.
TIMS is available for a small fraction of the
cost of a modality upgrade.
Yes, TIMS can convert ANY medical
modality to DICOM. This includes ultrasound,
fluoroscopy, endoscopy, motion X-ray,
angiography, nuclear medicine, MR, CT, and
much more. TIMS captures both static images
and streaming video at 30 frames per second.
TIMS even converts to DICOM the JPG,
BMP, and AVI images generated in pathology
and dermatology applications.
TIMS, the PACS Connectivity Solution: Most hospitals either have PACS or are thinking
about implementing PACS in the next couple of years. TIMS connects any non-DICOM modality to PACS.
Further, TIMS is an excellent solution for hospitals to “go digital” before PACS is implemented. With TIMS,
studies can be recorded to CD/DVD/USB for soft-copy reads and storage. And when the hospital implements
PACS at a later date, the modality is immediately connected to the PACS via TIMS. TIMS is the PACS
1) Input patient information
a) Automatically via DMWL
2) Acquire images
or video streams
3) Review & edit study
a) Send to PACS
b) Record to CD/DVD/USB
WHY DO I NEED TIMS?
A variety of key personnel in the hospital benefit from the use of TIMS, the PACS
connectivity solution. TIMS can take any non-DICOM medical modality and convert it
to DICOM. By doing so, TIMS saves the hospital money, improves its efficiency, and
leverages its investment in PACS.
Hospital Administrator, PACS Administrators
CFO, Department Heads Improves efficiency: Extends the use of PACS by
converting all medical modalities to DICOM.
Saves money: Extends the life of current
medical equipment. Saves tens to hundreds
Stays within budget: Connect all modalities to PACS
of thousands of dollars in upgrades and new
for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than
purchasing modality upgrades and new modalities.
Reduces costs: Eliminates or reduces the use
of film & videotape.
Saves time: Studies from all modalities are instantly
Saves time: Improves workflow by eliminating available on PACS for review. Allows remote
or reducing the use of film & videotape. consultation via the TIMS Consultant.
Immediate access: Studies are instantly available Improves patient record portability: A CD/DVD of
for review & editing. the study can be provided to the patient immediately
after the study.
Reduces errors: Provides ability to query patient
data from a DICOM Modality Work List. Helps with teaching & presenting: Allows for the
export of studies or portions of studies to AVI & JPG
for use in presentations & reports.
The number of applications for TIMS is nearly endless.
Our customers are finding new ways to use TIMS
almost every day.
Here is just a small sampling of the applications:
Acquire the entire study from an angio suite and send to PACS. In a busy ultrasound clinic, use TIMS with progressive DICOM
send to allow for instant reading of the studies.
Acquire simultaneously from a bi-plane suite using
two TIMS systems. At a rural hospital, use the TIMS Consultant to allow remote
consultation by an on-call radiologist from home.
Use TIMS as an emergency recovery system to DICOM receive
from DICOM modalities if PACS fails. At a hospital without PACS, use TIMS to archive CT and MR
studies to CD/DVD.
Use TIMS on a mobile cart to perform DICOM query/retrieve in an OR.
Record an entire motion X-ray or speech pathology procedure
Use TIMS on a mobile cart to acquire from several different
and send to PACS.
modalities in a hospital throughout the day.
At a teaching hospital, convert all of the archived echo studies
With an older open MRI system, use TIMS rather than spending
from videotape to DICOM.
hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new open MRI system.
And more...with TIMS, the application possibilities
Use TIMS with an interventional radiology system rather than
and cost savings are constantly expanding.
purchasing an expensive DICOM upgrade.
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE PACS YET?
Yes, TIMS is for PACS connectivity,
but it is much more. PACS is being TIMS Consultant (optional)
installed or considered at most hospitals. Real-time teleradiology
If PACS is not yet at your hospital, there
Live transmission of the medical procedure
are still several excellent reasons to invest
Two-way audio communication
in the cost-effective TIMS DICOM System.
The first is TIMS will have you ready to
Transmit DICOM files to the Consultant
send to PACS as soon as it is implemented.
Import/Export AVI & JPG
Record to CD/DVD/USB/Network Convert these digital files to DICOM
Archiving Integrate studies into presentations & reports
Edit in video editors like Adobe Premiere®
Eliminate or reduce use of film & videotape
Provide a copy to the patient Ideal for teaching hospitals
DICOM/Windows Print Record from Film Digitizers & Scanners
Print selected images Compatible with any TWAIN interface
Print an entire view or study Results can then be recorded to CD/DVD
Up to 6 by 6 layouts
Import JPG, BMP PNG, & AVI
, Batch/Schedule Send
Convert these digital files to DICOM Select multiple studies to be sent at a later time and date
Send to PACS, burn to CD/DVD/USB, and print Excellent for scheduling DICOM sends during times of low
Ideal for pathology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and any
application that generates digital images Progressive DICOM send: allows for the sending of DICOM
files immediately after each acquisition
TIMS Consultant (optional)
Streamline workflow according to individual needs by
Real-time, live transmission of medical video over
allowing the user to show just a few toolbar icons
networks to a remote computer site
Or show all toolbar icons for a quot;power-userquot; setup
Allows for remote consultation & diagnosis
Send full resolution DICOM files to the Consultant
during the procedure