Common Terms

Common Terms


A DICOM file is a specific file type that is used in the medical field. It is used to display various forms of imaging, such as X-rays, CAT scans, etc.


A study is a series of related images, typically contained in a set, such as images for an X-Ray from different angles, or the slides of an Ultrasound.


HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

HIPAA includes a set of guidelines for the storing and distribution of a patient’s images by the facility that is holding them.

If you would like to view our HIPAA statement, you can find a copy of it here.


A medical image management and processing system (MIMPS) is a medical imaging technology which provides economical storage and convenient access to images from multiple modalities (source machine types).


A series denotes a group of related tests adding up to an examination to either establish or rule out a given type of diagnosis.