[A solution to add digital signatures to medical images according to the DICOM standard: embedded systems]

Rofo. 2005 Jan;177(1):124-9. doi: 10.1055/s-2004-813560.
[Article in German]


Radiology departments often underestimate the importance of protecting medical data during transmission, including the precautions taken to ensure data protection. In teleradiology, transmitted as well as stored patient data have to be signed digitally according to the currently valid regulation (Rontgenverordnung, RoV). The DICOM standard facilitates a digital signature. So far, medical image manufacturers only announced to support this security feature. We introduce a solution that extends the feature of digital signing to older modalities.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Computer Security*
  • Computers
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Radiology Information Systems*
  • Software
  • Teleradiology*