Research Radiology: Image Export or Processing
The Research Radiology Program provides image export and processing services to researchers.
The following procedures are for small requests, typically of fewer than 10 cases. These fees are intended for small batch jobs that must be done manually. An “exam” is all images sharing the same accession number. For larger jobs it is likely much more cost effective to set up a dedicated automated or semi-automated study-specific pipeline.
Service Description for 10 or fewer cases:
- Import from or Burn to CD/DVD
- Export from PACS
- De-identification* or re-coding
- Radiologist over-read for adventitious findings
The same services referenced above can be conducted in batches or groups of 10 or more cases. Batch jobs can be conducted at a cheaper rate per/case. Contact Research Radiology to set up a consult. NOTE: There may be an additional fee to set up customized research image processing procedures.
The costs for the procedures referenced above can be found in the OnCore system prefaced with "Research Radiology".
* Images that have been de-identified will NOT contain ANY of the following patient information (per HIPAA requirements):
- All geographic subdivisions smaller than a state, including street address, city, county, precinct, zip code, and their equivalent geo codes, except for the initial three digits of a zip code if, according to the current publicly available data from the Bureau of the Census:
- The geographic unit formed by combining all zip codes with the same three initial digits contains more than 20,000 people; and
- The initial three digits of a zip code for all such geographic units containing 20,000 or fewer people are changed to 000.
- All elements of dates (except year) for dates directly related to an individual, including birth date, admission date, discharge date, date of death; and all ages over 89 and all elements of dates (including year) indicative of such age, except that such ages and elements may be aggregated into a single category of age 90 or older
- Telephone numbers
- Fax numbers
- Electronic mail addresses
- Social security numbers
- Medical record numbers
- Health plan beneficiary numbers
- Account numbers
- Certificate/license numbers
- Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers
- Device identifiers and serial numbers
- Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs)
- Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers
- Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints
- Full face photographic images and any comparable images
- Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code