Philips Healthcare LogoMedical Imaging Technologies has teamed up with Philips Healthcare to deliver a remote research archive for use with its new 7 Tesla MRI scanner. The new Philips 7 Tesla MRI scanner, located in Lund, Sweden, now has its own secure web accessible archive called OmniStore.  MIT designed the OmniStore archive in cooperation with Philips to allow researchers to come to Lund and use the new scanner and then access the scanned image files via a web portal from anywhere in the world.  An administrator sets up which user will be able to access specific projects.  All files can be anonymized and only project administrators on site can back trace the origin of the files. Users are secured by two factor authentication to access their files. Two factor authentication means that the user logs in with the usual username and password and then verifies their identity using a 6 digit passcode which is sent to their cell phone.  Once logged in they can both upload and download files.

The intended use of this archive is long-term storage of data, which in various ways have been produced in research studies from any connected modality. This type of secure web archive can also be used for secure and easy access to larger randomized trials.

For more details on OmniStore please download the brochure

Facts about the 7 Tesla MRI in Lund

Philis 7T MRI Philips has installed a magnetic resonance equipment that will be the only one of its kind in Sweden. With as powerful MRI as seven tesla, 7 T, scientists can study, for example, the brain and its diseases with very high resolution. The camera is the latest addition to the Lund University Bioimaging Center and will be a national resource for researchers throughout Sweden. MRI with a field strength of seven tesla will be used for studies of human. Seven Tesla is one of the highest field strengths used for investigations with MRI technology on people today.  It is also hope to study multiple sclerosis at a very early stage and to see the first signs of brain changes of Alzheimer’s disease. This could open up opportunities for both earlier and more effective treatment. The camera will also be used to study other parts of the body. Diseases of the joints and extremities as well as cancer of the various parts of the body will be studied with unprecedented technology.

Ref: Lunds University: Faculty of Medicine