QualiTest, the world’s second largest independent pure play software testing and quality assurance company, is pleased to announce their inauguration into the DICOM Standards Committee. The DICOM Standards Committee recommends the conformity and assessment regulatory guidelines for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, used to ensure validation and verification for transmitted medical images and their associated data.
DICOM is a global Information Technology standard that is used in virtually all hospitals worldwide. Developed in 1993, it is designed to ensure the interoperability of systems used to produce, store, display, process, send, retrieve, query or print medical images and associated documents, as well as to manage related workflow.
QualiTest was invited to join the DICOM Standards Committee due to their innovation in Radiology interoperability testing, commitment to the development and maintenance of the DICOM standard, and thought leadership through their Virtual Radiology Environment (VRE) product. QualiTest’s VRE is a comprehensive testing solution, aimed to validate and verify Picture Archive Communication Systems (PACS) for scalability and reliability, delivering a comprehensive turnkey solution for synchronized DICOM and Health Level 7 (HL7) Traffic.
As a member of the DICOM Standards Committee, QualiTest’s role would include participation in improving the interoperability and auditability of conformance claims, implementing conformity assessment recommendations, and architecting proposals that will drive improvements across the industry.
Yaron Kottler, US CEO of QualiTest Group, said, “As healthcare software testing experts, we have been testing DICOM standards in software for many years. We are thrilled to be placed on the frontlines of the DICOM standards initiative. In the future months, this community of stakeholders aims to establish a stable foundation for DICOM testing services by improving the features and implementation quality.”