The Archive of Imaging Data

The Archive of Imaging Data

The Archive of Imaging Data is a service within the Kanta services. The ECG and imaging studies produced in connection with patient care are archived in this service.

Archiving of imaging data in Kanta enables nationwide availability of images between both private and public healthcare organisations. Healthcare professionals can use the service for retrieving

  • imaging material archived in the Archive of Imaging Data
  • imaging documents entered in the Patient Data Repository.

Imaging data and the related documents entered in Kanta are easily accessible to healthcare professionals across organisation borders when the patient has given their consent to it. If the patient has refused to share their data, the imaging data can be accessed only by the controller who has archived it.

The healthcare service provider is obliged to archive the imaging data of imaging studies produced in connection with the patient’s examination and care (decree 1257/2015 by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health).

What can be entered in the Archive of Imaging Data?

Currently, it is possible to archive ECG and imaging studies in the Archive of Imaging Data. All of the archived imaging material must be in DICOM format. Studies archived in the Archive of Imaging Data are linked to the imaging documents entered in the Patient Data Repository.

Further information about data contents entered in the Archive of Imaging Data, the benefits of the archive and a list of healthcare organisations using the archive are available in Finnish and Swedish.

In the process of deploying the Archive of Imaging Data?

Information about the deployment materials.

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Last updated 08.09.2021