This agreement provides us with access to state-of-the-art preclinical imaging facilities, a dynamic research staff at LSUHSC-S, and the opportunity to provide an increasingly important service to our bio-pharmaceutical clients.
The agreement between Southern Research and the Biomedical Research Foundation will enable Southern Research to conduct comprehensive non-invasive preclinical imaging services for its commercial clients using the equipment and staff at LSUHSC-S, as well as radiopharmaceutical research products and molecular imaging expertise of the Biomedical Research Foundation's Shreveport-based Southern Isotopes and PET Imaging Center.
New non-invasive preclinical imaging services available through this contract with the Biomedical Research Foundation and LSUHSC-S will provide Southern Research with such technology as positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), computed tomography (CT), and in vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence optical imaging.
Director of the Small Animal Imaging Facility of LSUHSC-S.
After evaluating models used by other successful regional health information organizations (RHIOs), the LRHC and the LSUHSC-S concluded that the federated data model would address their concerns.
On March 20, 2008, the RHIO went live, with all 24 participating facilities able to conduct teleconsultations with LSUHSC-S.
In preparation for the portal deployment, the LSUHSC-S installed a secure VPN tunnel between the host computers at LSUHSC-S and the rural hospitals.