Review of Dicompass DICOM Camera App for Android
Seller: Medoro s.r.o.
Updated: October 02, 2015
Size: 3.2 M
Rating: Rated 4+ Family sharing: N/A
Compatibility: Requires Android 4.0.3 and up
App name: Dicompass DICOM Camera
App developer: MEDORO s.r.o.
App developer Website: http://www.dicompass.cz/
App price: Free for evaluation. US$8 for 1 month; US$82 for 1 year license; and US$160 for 3 years. Contact company for site licensing options.
Apple App Store URL: N/A
Google Play Store URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.medoro.dicompasscamera
Category: clinical, medical
Tags: clinical DICOM, MWL, XC, clinical photo, wireless, Android camera
Works offline: Yes
FDA approval: N/A
Promotion code: JDI-DICOMPASS (10 % discount for directly purchased licenses.)
(1 star: lowest/5 stars: highest)
Overall rating (1–5): 5
Content (1–5): 5
Usability (1–5): 4
Configurable settings provide the flexibility to support various clinical photography workflows and integrations across different organizations and specialties.
Only available for Android devices
At a Glance
Android camera app, offering clinicians an intuitive method to associate patient and anatomical information to clinical photographs utilizing DICOM.
Clinical photos are frequently acquired by multiple specialties to document and diagnose medical conditions. This app answers the challenge of providing a standard-based, wireless method for acquiring and storing clinical photos to a central archive with associated patient and image-specific metadata.
The purpose of this app is to acquire and wirelessly transmit clinical photos with associated patient and image-specific information, utilizing DICOM standards.
If a wi-fi connection is not immediately available, the images will remain in queue until wi-fi is reestablished.
Both JPEG and uncompressed image format (little endian) are supported. The app also supports various resolutions including HD (720p), full HD (1080p), 4K (2160p) or the camera’s original resolution and provides an image cropping tool.
Many settings and preset selections are device configurable, providing flexibility for varied service lines taking clinical photos. The service lines benefitting from the app may include dermatology, plastics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, emergency services, and wound care.
The app offers an intuitive, easy-to-use interface for clinicians. It is sophisticated enough to provide granular data for the clinician when condition tracking is desired. Anyone with basic smartphone experience, of any platform, will find the touch screen interface familiar and easy to learn.
The app provides flexibility to support varied organizational workflows and specialty-specific configurations. The app’s conformance with DICOM standards proves invaluable in enabling image-associated information to be passed to an image archive.
The camera driver is very stable and acquires high-quality images.
Room for Improvement
When a macro lens is used, lighting conditions are not optimal with built-in flash or if the auto focus has difficulty, and working around the limits of the driver can be challenging. The addition of an advanced operations mode that includes functions such as touch screen focusing, shutter-priority (or a setting to lock the shutter speed at 1/125 or higher to prevent camera shake during macro capture), exposure compensation, or access to the camera’s inherent scene presets may improve user experience and capture with a macro lens on Android interchangeable lens cameras.