Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will offer the imaging app ImageInbox to their patients, to allow them to access digital versions of their imaging records, including MR, CT, ultrasound, and x-ray files.
Imaging files are not as easily sharable due to their size, with typical MR image weighing in at some 500 MB. So if a patient wants certain files, they usually get them on a CD, which they can deliver to a referring physician.
With ImageInbox, patients can access imaging files on their phones and tablets, and easily and securely send them to another provider. The imaging files are encrypted and stored in the cloud.
First released in August 2014, ImageInbox was developed by NexGenic, a company founded by Stephan G. Erberich, director of biomedical information at The Saban Research Institute of CHLA, and Marvin D. Nelson, chair of the Department of Radiology at CHLA.