Online ordering and results
The Tumor Imaging Metrics Core offers web-based order entry and online multi-media results reporting for scan analyses, designed to comply with HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines. Lesions are tracked longitudinally and results are stored in the TIMC database on a secure website accessible by authorized trial staff.
TIMC's streamlined data management process can transfer patient scans:
- Via local area network (LAN) from DF/HCC sites to its central lab in DICOM format.
- Uploaded from DICOM CD via secure Internet connection from any site.
Quantitative analysis of CT, MRI, and PET imaging studies are performed at a variety of modality-specific workstations. After scans are analyzed by TIMC imaging analysts, measurement results are reviewed and finalized by clinically-based Harvard faculty radiologists and/or nuclear medicine physicians.
Turnaround time is generally within 24 hours.
Results are stored in an SQL database and posted on the TIMC secure website where study staff can access annotated images, graphs, and numerical data to show the patient's tumor response. Independent site and central reads are also available.