First Clinical Experiences with the New DICOM Neurophysiology Standard

Clemens Lang, Silvia Winkler, Johannes Koren, Gerhard Gritsch, Tilmann Kluge, Christoph Baumgartner

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BACKGROUND: Exchange of EEG data among institutions is complicated due to vendor-specific proprietary EEG file formats. The DICOM standard, which has long been used for storage and exchange of imaging studies, was expanded to store neurophysiology data in 2020.

OBJECTIVES: To implement DICOM as an interoperable and vendor-independent storage format for EEG recordings in the Clinic Hietzing.

METHODS: A pilot implementation for automated conversion of EEG data from a proprietary to standardized DICOM format was developed. Additionally, EEG review based on a central DICOM archive in a DICOM EEG viewer (encevis by AIT) was implemented.

RESULTS: More than 200 long-term video EEG recordings and over 3000 routine EEGs were archived to the central DICOM archive of the WIGEV.

CONCLUSION: Using DICOM as a storage format for EEG data is feasible and leads to a substantial improvement of interoperability and facilitates data exchange between institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-149
Number of pages2
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2023
EventdHealth 2023 - 17th Annual Conference on Health Informatics meets Digital Health - Apothekertrakt / Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 May 202317 May 2023

Research Field

  • Medical Signal Analysis


  • Standardization
  • EEG
  • interoperability
  • Neurophysiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging


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