Image De-Identification Service
Protecting the health and safety of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin patients is a top priority. To facilitate research, the CTSI provides a service for anonymizing images and a centralized data management resource to support investigators and research studies. The service center has implemented a series of systems that consistently enforce HIPAA regulations for image extracts from PACS, thereby protecting patient confidentiality and allowing selective data sharing among collaborators and industry sponsors.
All imaging data will be delivered within our XNAT environment, which allows us to make imaging data openly accessible to collaborators. XNAT is an open-source imaging informatics software platform developed by the Neuroinformatics Research Group at Washington University. By managing data with XNAT, laboratories are prepared to better maintain the long-term integrity of their data, to explore emergent relations across data types, and to share their data with the broader neuroimaging community.