DICOM automated testing (DVTk)
Before medical software is actually used, it has to be thoroughly tested. In principle, every company takes this into account in the course of its development processes, e.g. relative to a CE or FDA inspection. Source code, for example, is exhaustively tested via unit tests etc. Tests are also automated in order to avoid bugs.
The data communication process, i.e. the sending of data to systems, is generally not tested or not thoroughly enough. As a result, the value of the information transferred is quickly degraded, and this can have potentially fatal consequences for the treatment of patients. Healthcare is specialized in testing communication aspects of DICOM links.
We offer DVTk based tooling for medical software development companies. This makes it possible to automate the DICOM linking systems in such a way that the communication tests can be integrated into the daily build. As a result, changing situations caused by new implementations are immediately detected. The tests are DICOM compliant.