Because of the file sizes, transferring MRT imaging records from A to B is still a challenge – regardless of who is sending and who is receiving. In clinical radiology, a physical data medium is still needed even today as a crutch for transfer of a patient's data record. But what do research departments do to collect international MRT data records from 526 patients? They use JiveX Upload.
Incidentally, this is also recommended to clinical institutions, since the implementation and operation of JiveX Upload are actually very simple and efficient. In the case of data collection for the purpose of scientific research, however, the benefits of the comparatively small but refined tool are particularly significant.
Across Europe, brain MRTs are going to Basel
In the specific case, the researching neuroradiologists around Prof. Marios Psychogios, Professor of Neuroradiology at Basel University Hospital, and his team, found themselves facing the task of building an infrastructure to create the database for their DISTAL study. As part of the study, they intend to discover whether endovascular therapy, which is currently used only in stroke patients and patients with large-vessel occlusions may also be practical for medium-sized occlusions. "The challenge here is that endovascular therapy is a special procedure, which is performed mainly in university clinics or hospitals offering maximum care. To acquire a meaningful number of data records, we have set up this study internationally. Clinics with such interests in Germany are also participating. In view of the international nature, we had to set extremely high data-protection standards for communication of imaging data, in order to satisfy the requirements of all countries. A typical cloud service was out of the question for the transmission of medical data." These are the words of Alex Brehm, a member of the research team of Prof. Marios Psychogios.
"Due to the international focus, we had to set the data protection standards for image data communication extremely high."
Member of the research team of Prof. Marios Psychogios at the University Hospital Basel