UNT To Help Hospitals Provide Better Security

Dr. Ram Dantu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has prepared a survey for hospitals in the United States to assist in researching and identifying solutions for security gaps in hospitals' networks.

The survey deals with retrieving and securely archiving digital images (MRI, CAT scan, XRAY, Ultrasound, emergency unit, outpatient ward, operating room) for examination and preparation of reports using DICOM/HL7 protocols. The hospitals surveyed range in size from 100 to 1000 beds, and they perform 50,000 to one million examinations per year.

"We are pleased to report that more than 40 hospitals have participated in the survey," said Dr. Dantu. "This provides very good visibility for our department and for UNT."

Friday, October 1, 2004