Throughout the meeting, there was evidence of the tremendous diversity that SIIM has come to represent. In attendance, were PACS administrators, hospital IT people and information management people, private practice radiologists, academic radiologists, practice IT managers and CIOs, and radiology administrators. And probably even more.
During the image sharing session, Cyrus Samari, Sorna Corp, wanted to know why people were still producing non-DICOM CDs. A woman in the audience explained that this was all that her modalities produced. Question marks appeared on the brows of many in the room: Was she using technology from the Paleozoic era? Was she making it herself from an erector set? Sensing the curiosity, she confessed that she was a veterinarian with an organization that owned 700 hospitals.