Data anonymization in Optos machine

How to perform data anonymization on Optos wide field images for clinical research trials in Optos machine? Tried to edit the patient details as per study protocol, but the patient details are still visible in DICOM attributes. Any suggestions on removing the patient data?

Are you exporting the DICOM files? If so, you can follow these steps:

Exporting Files in DICOM Format

  1. Click the Export button.
    The Export Wizard opens.
  2. Click to select DICOM, and click Next.
    NOTE: If you are reviewing a single frame instead of a recording, skip to Step 5
  3. Click to select the material to be exported:
    • Pullback
    • Current Frame
    • Bookmarked Frames - This choice is unavailable if there are no bookmarked frames in the recording.
  4. Click Next to approve the settings and open the next page of the Export Wizard.
  5. If you need to remove patient identifying information from the exported files, add
    a check to the Anonymize checkbox.
  6. Click to set the System File Options for the file(s) that you are exporting:
    • Leave Unchanged - the files are exported, but the original files in the system
    are not changed.
    • Mark as Archived - the files are exported, and marked as archived.
  7. Click Next to approve the settings and open the next page of the Export Wizard.
  8. Click to select an Export Destination.

You could also use a free DICOM anonymization tool, a few are listed in the database if you follow the link below:

https://community.imagingqa.com/docs?category=14&tags=anonymization

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