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Web Access to DICOM Objects (WADO) Service

Healthcare & Life Sciences


The WADO server has many applications when integrated in medical information systems. WADO provides rapid and reliable access to reports and images. Within computerized environments, such access is increasingly based on Web technologies.

Just a few examples of WADO applications include:

  • Referencing an image or a report from an electronic patient record (EPR)
  • Including references to images in an e-mail (second opinion, hospital-to-doctor distribution, etc.)
  • Providing access to reports, images, and waveforms by Web clients outside the hospital (outside doctors, Web portal, etc.)