Foundation Radiology Group is a Pittsburgh-based radiology practice that brings the expertise of a large, highly-skilled team of imaging experts to community hospitals across Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.

To continue their mission of revolutionizing the practice of radiology in community healthcare, Foundation was seeking a technology solution to enhance the retrieval, transport, and standardization of DICOM data from their hospital partners.

After an extensive RFP process, Foundation found the DCMSYS DICOM and HL7 router to be the perfect solution. Dicom Systems was able to demonstrate improved prior exam prefetch by customizing queries to remote PACS systems, thus reducing the need for staff intervention, and improved network utilization. The Dicom Systems router also displayed strength in transformation of DICOM elements and has greatly reduced efforts required to ensure data is properly stored with in Foundation’s core systems without intervention. Dicom Systems scripting tools allow Foundation to easily accommodate integration with any PACS and RIS vendor.

Kevin Mahood, PACS Administrator at Foundation explains: “Foundation Radiology Group performs final sub specialized interpretations on over 3000 exams a day. Before interpretation, all exams have to be properly adopted into our core systems along with any relevant prior exams. This process can be time consuming for both hospital and Foundation staff. With the introduction of Dicom Systems advanced transformation and automated prior capabilities, Foundation has been able to automate this process. Non-conformant DICOM data can be automatically corrected with Dicom Systems technology. Additionally, advanced prior configuration allows the core system to query the site PACS for relevant priors without staff intervention. The Dicom Systems solution is now our standard platform for DICOM integration, and will be utilized for both DICOM and HL7 integrations moving forward.”

About Dicom Systems, Inc.
Dicom Systems offers a 100% secure web-based DICOM and HL7 routing and Interface Engine appliance for hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Its proprietary technology dramatically simplifies the client’s IT structure by applying industry standard protocols, such as SNMP, SSL/TLS, DICOM and HL7, thus enabling users staggeringly quick and effective access to information regardless of their physical location within the enterprise. Trusted by top healthcare facilities, and providing the most effective integrated workflow in digital imaging, Campbell-based Dicom Systems ensures that doctors, practitioners and diagnosticians have the most reliable and most immediate access to patient data from across their Healthcare Enterprises.
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About Foundation Radiology Group:
Foundation Radiology Group, founded to revolutionize the practice of radiology in community healthcare settings, combines the subspecialty services of a renowned, highly-trained physician team with a state-of-the-art technology solution to provide hospitals, physicians and patients access to a high-quality, elegant diagnostic imaging solution, with industry-leading, final diagnosis clinically relevant turn-around times.
Foundation radiologists are all board certified, US-based providers. Our physicians and highly skilled customer service team are available 24/7/365. For more information, visit, call 412-325-3360 or follow on Twitter @FoundationRad.