In this episode, hosts Ali, Mohannad, Jason, and Prasanth chat with Chris Hafey, Dr. Jason Hostetter, and Dr. Simon Rascovsky about the Imaging Informatics Open Community Meetups — an open format meeting with short discussions on any topics related to Medical Imaging. Participants include software developers, clinicians, technologists and PACS administrators, researchers, and a “sprinkling” of vendors.

These meetings started informally mid-2020 and give participants a way to meet without any predetermined agenda to ask questions, brainstorm new ideas, share about new projects or any other topics that are related to open-source medical imaging!

To learn more about the groups and review meeting minutes, check out Chris Hafey ‘s github page here.

Sign up for meeting invitations here!

The group meets most Monday mornings at 1100AM (UTC-05:00 autumn/winter, spring/summer UTC−04:00).

Chris Hafey is a Product Manager at Amazon Web Services. He has over 25 years of experience in the medical imaging industry and specializes in building scalable high-performance systems. During his career, he has led the development of several greenfield products including the Stentor iSite PACS, Vital Images Vitrea View, and the NucleusHealth cloud-based PACS. Chris is active in the open-source community and created the CornerstoneJS open-source project which is used by thousands of developers worldwide. He contributed to the DICOMweb specification and continues to work towards improving its performance for web-based viewing

Jason Hostetter is a radiologist and web developer from Baltimore MD. Jason has been building websites for almost 20 years and has been active in the imaging informatics community and SIIM since residency. Jason is the founder and developer of Pacsbin, a cloud radiology teaching file platform used by institutions and educators all over the world.

Simon Rascovsky is a Radiologist, Biomedical Engineer, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in imaging informatics. He has worked as advanced imaging research director and Imaging IT leader for several top healthcare institutions in his home country, Colombia, where he founded two teleradiology SaaS and clinical services companies. In his last position, he led the development of the NucleusHealth cloud diagnostic viewer and is now the CTO at the Bay Area-based Alara Imaging.

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Publish date

Mar 14, 2022


  • Talent Development

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Vendor

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