DICOM and HL7 Tag Morphing

Tag morphing algorithms manipulate, modify, and enhance DICOM tags within medical images. These transformations empower users to customize DICOM data, adapting it to specific needs without altering the pixel data or jeopardizing the integrity of the image. The tag morphing configuration of the Unifier® platform seamlessly integrates into existing imaging workflows.

Tag Morphing Features and Benefits

  • Precision Modifications: Choose specific DICOM tags to be modified, ensuring accurate and compliant metadata.
  • Workflow Optimization: Streamline processes by automating routing tag modifications that instantly update DICOM metadata without altering the underlying image data to optimize imaging processes, reduce manual effort, and improve turnaround times.
  • Enhanced Data Integrity: Standardize DICOM tags for consistency, meeting internal protocols, and external regulations. Maintain accurate, standardized, and compliant metadata for medical images.
  • Flexibility and Customization: Define rulesets to govern how tags are modified, providing tailored DICOM data to meet your institution’s needs, whether for research, compliance, or efficiency. This allows for customized metadata, enhancing accessibility, usability, and collaboration in patient care.
  • Future-Proofing: As standards and requirements evolve, quickly adapt your DICOM data with Tag Morphing Transformations, keeping your institution at the forefront of healthcare technology.

Get Started with Tag Morphing from Dicom Systems

The tag morphing workflow within the Unifier platform offers versatile configuration options. Transformations occur in memory, either upon entry or exit of the Unifier Appliance. This approach significantly enhances speed and performance since changes do not require commitment to a database before execution.

Users can employ a regular expression nested within a DICOM routing rule for conventional tag morphing transformations. Moreover, more intricate DICOM tag substitutions, removals, or transformations can be automated on a large scale by incorporating desired transformations into an LUA script. This method improves the efficiency and automation of routing and transformation rules.

To discuss your enterprise imaging workflow needs or learn more about the Unifier platform’s tag morphing functionality.