Imaging in Clinical Trials

Diagnostic imaging serves as a powerful tool for the assessment of efficacy and safety in clinical trials. While the benefits of imaging in clinical trials are obvious, the associated operational challenges are frequently underestimated. The accepted (DICOM) standard of medical images does not support the organization of images in file systems, and the use of clinical image storage software (PACS systems) is not appropriate in the clinical trial context.

ERICA Image Management

Based on more than 17 years’ experience in imaging trials, pharmtrace developed the cloud-enabled GCP-compliant image management platform (“ERICA” – Electronic Read and Independent Case Assessment). This proprietary and highly scalable solution supports all imaging-related processes and workflows as required by current guidelines and good clinical practice, and provides a convenient and flexible interface for independent readers.