“A real game changer”

Selene G. Parekh, MD

Duke University Hospital Co-Chief, Foot and Ankle service 

“I would like to share my experience with During the past week, I had an NFL trainer reach out to me regarding a foot and ankle issue in the team organization. He sent me images on discs by FedEx. This required approximately a 36-hour delay in getting the images, uploading them on our system, and then reviewing the images. Subsequent to seeing these, I asked him to provide me with an updated MRI.The following day, he had his MRI, and within one hour, he had shared the images through the platform.

He was relieved in the responsiveness of my care, but also the expediency by which he was able to share images with no issues. This is the benefit of such a system. I was able to review the images on my phone, and then share them with all of my colleagues on my laptop. Until now, sharing medical images from other institutions has not yet been possible. I see this platform transforming the way we interact with our patients, other physicians, and colleagues.”

“DICOM images on my iPad”

David L. Helfet, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery Chief Emeritus, Combined Orthopedic Trauma

“Was contacted for a consultation by the team orthopedic surgeon for a premier D1 athlete of a Big 12 state university. The athlete had a tibial fracture that had not healed. Obviously, a picture/Xray and CT scan were essential to provide an opinion. By linking the trainers up to, I was able to review all, within minutes, as DICOM images on my iPad.

The ability to give an opinion, almost instantaneously, as to the best treatment option despite being halfway across the country is unique and can definitely facilitate and change how we practice our profession going forward.”

“It's instantaneous”

David L. Helfet, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery Chief Emeritus, Combined Orthopedic Trauma

“Managing medical images not from and in your own institution has been a bane. Dealing with multiple CD’s, often delayed, and equally often not accessible in our offices is a universal problem. Immediately upon being shown the unique and user-friendly ability of to acquire, send and store DICOM images immediately to my email was all I needed to be an enthusiastic user. Carrying, mailing and or storing printed X-rays or CD’s is obsolete. Think of mymedicalimages as the “Instagram” of medical images.

As an example recently a young man sustained a significant knee injury ski-ing in Colorado. I was sent a phone picture of the X-ray. Needed to see more detail and a CT scan. Patient was medi-vac to Washington DC. For me in NY to review and to consult with the treating surgeon would have been previously impossible in a timely manner but with mymedicalimages was facile and almost instantaneous! Emergent surgery was possible and was successful.”