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11 December 2017
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Q. How should ultrasound images be stored in general practice?

A. The preferred setup for managing Ultrasound images is to transmit and view the images in the DICOM stand-ard. Your ultrasound machine should create and transmit DICOM images to your GP practice software system. The images should be stored in the individual patient record as a DICOM image and viewed with a DICOM viewer.

A US company called Butterfly is due to release an ultra-sound machine in 2018 based on an iPhone. It has the potential to change how we think about ultrasound in pri-mary care.

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