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    • Informatics
    • Making MIRC Work

    • The RSNA Medical Imaging Resource Center (MIRC) offers free software tools that help radiologists perform important tasks in education and research:

      These tools have been adopted at radiology sites worldwide. RSNA News has published a series of brief case studies of successful MIRC users:

      New Teaching File Tools Make MIRC Easier Than Ever 

      RSNA News, April 2011
      Marc Kohli, M.D., knew that making teaching files with RSNA's Medical Imaging Resource Center (MIRC) was simple—now it's even easier, thanks to a new development from their PACS vendor.

      MIRC Moves Files with the Most Powerful Anonymizer in the Industry

      RSNA News, October 2008
      Needing a powerful anonymizer to share images across institutions in a joint study characterizing liver lesions, Daniel Rubin, M.D., M.S., turned to the MIRC Clinical Trials Processor (CTP) tool.  

      Phone Lines Light Up After MIRC Goes Down

      RSNA News, August 2008
      After an outdated piece of hardware caused his MIRC system to malfunction, Lawrence Tarbox, Ph.D., learned just how much users value the tool.

      MIRC’s Customizable Features Facilitate Easy File Transfer

      RSNA News, June 2008
      Faced with the prospect of using CD-ROM or other "hard" media to collect, sort and archive thousands of files from the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS-MRI), Lisa Desiderio, R.T. (R) (MR) CCRC, decided to let the images come to her.

      MIRC Clinical Trials Processor Enables Cardiac CT Research

      RNSA News, February 2007
      A user for more than three years, J. Jeffrey Carr, M.D., M.S., took advantage of the open-source nature MIRC to conduct quality imaging research for large-scale studies in cardiac CT.

      MIRC Teaching Files Do What PACS Lacks 

      RSNA News, November 2006
      Aiming to create two teaching file cases but dissatisfied with his institution's PACS module, Mike Haman, R.T.(R)(CV)(CT), turned to MIRC helped him solve the age-old dilemma of achieving more without spending more.