Radiomics Enabler® is a web server, installed on the hospital’s premises and connected to the hospital’s PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System). The two communicate using the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) protocol. It is combined with RSNA’s Clinical Trials Processor to form an ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) for big data projects in biomedical imaging. It can be integrated within a Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW) to create unified and harmonized patient cohorts, with a complete access to their clinical and imaging data.
The extraction and processing of relevant data is a 3-step process:
1 – Once a researcher has had his research approved by his institutional review board and received login credential, he uses Radiomics Enabler® to query the PACS archive based on a list of patients (which can be passed on by a CDW) and various criteria. The user filters the results, selects the sequences of interest and adds them to a batch. When the batch is ready, he launches the extraction.
2- Sequences are then being extracted, de-identified according to a pre-established set of rules and routed to a research PACS or a post-processing destination inside or outside the hospital using a secured connection. This process is totally automatized.
3 -The user verifies that the operation is complete and archives his batch. All actions are traced.
Radiomics Enabler® is made freely available to the imaging community under a GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL). If the AGPL is too restrictive for your usage, please contact us to discuss the possibility of buying a license exception.
Medexprim sells services such as remote installation, configuration, specific integrations, user support on Radiomics Enabler®, RSNA’s Clinical Trials Processor and other open-source imaging solutions (Orthanc, NBIA, XNAT).