Radiant Sage, a provider of on-demand clinical trial image management solutions, has partnered with a leading pharmaceutical company to enhance and re-launch its open source DICOM images submitter solution, now named ImageLink. The significantly enriched tool will be a fully validated and supported open source solution that will enable clinical trial sponsors and their partners to submit and share images through one common user interface.
‘During a clinical trial, image transfer between the sponsor and their partners can be a very cumbersome process as images and related data are captured and organised differently by the various acquirers. Our pharmaceutical partner realised the need for one open source solution that could be used by all of its partners which would enable images to be transmitted in a standardised format and organised to meet the specific clinical trial requirements,’ said Venkatesan Thangaraj, CEO and president at Radiant Sage.
Through the partnership, the two organisations are integrating this tool as a plug-in to Radiant Sage's Corelab-in-a-Box and Image Collaborative Portal solutions. Radiant Sage will ensure the tool is authenticated by the necessary industry organisations, regularly update and maintain the solution, and serve as the technology provider to support end users. The open source model will also enable end users to further customise the application as desired and submit their changes back to the open source repository for others to share.
The enhanced version of ImageLink will be available to the market in early 2012.