As the manufacturer of PACS solutions we herewith confirm that our company, as part of its strategy to focus on standards, is committed to the Integrated Healthcare Enterprise framework. We have displayed our commitment as member of IHE and demonstrated interoperability at IHE Connectathons since 1999. Over the years Rogan-Delft has implemented and maintained vast amount of integration profiles, listed in the documents below.
The information can also be consulted at http://connectathon-results.ihe.net/ and www.IHE.net.
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
Rogan's products are able to exchange data among each other and with equipment from other manufacturers using the communication protocols defined by the ACR/NEMA DICOM standard.
The DICOM standard includes a broad selection of services and a variety of options. Any implementation will logically select a subset of functions and optional elements. For interoperability it is essential that these choices be made consistently. The standard provides a mandatory mechanism whereby implementors can define precisely the subset of DICOM features and functions that comprise a particular implementation.
The DICOM standard specifies that all implementations must be accompanied by a properly structured Conformance Statement. A conformance Statement is a formal compilation of the exact set of DICOM functions, services, and options that are include in a particular implementation.
The Conformance Statement must indicate how the implementation meets the conformance requirements specified in all other parts of the DICOM standard. Conformance to a standard means compliance to the requirements of the standard. Conformance does not mean validation; conformance does not imply a mandate for a particular implementation.
The purpose of a Conformance Statement is to allow the user to determine which optional components of the DICOM standard are supported by a particular implementation and what extensions or specializations an implementation adds. By comparing the Conformance Statements from two implementations, a knowledgeable user should be able to determine whether or not interoperability is possible.