Clinical archive provides single repository for Biomedical Imaging Centre’s research data

The University of Aberdeen’s clinical research imaging facility has chosen BridgeHead Software’s independent clinical archive HealthStore to collect, store and protect its clinical research data. Researchers in the university’s recently upgraded Biomedical Imaging Centre will be able to effectively manage medical images that drive understanding of the causes, mechanisms and consequences of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

As part of the recent development of a next-generation MRI scanner, the centre wanted to future-proof the collection, storage and retrieval of its research data. HealthStore offers a secure and standards-based repository for all the clinical research imagery created. This will enable the multi- disciplinary team of radiographers, radiologists and physicists to securely access, view and analyse images, as and where they need to, on any approved device.

Senior lecturer and acting director at the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre Dr Gordon Waiter said: “We have a long history in MRI research and development and are now embarking on our next 10-year phase. This includes investment in both traditional imaging and in the next-generation MRI scanner that provides clinicians and researchers with information about diseases that has not been previously available

Picture: Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre senior lecturer and acting director Dr Gordon Waiter.

See the full report on page 4 of the July 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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