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Nautilus Medical: Medical Image Sharing Simplified

 Timothy Kelley, Founder
Ever since Nautilus Medical opened its doors, the company has focused on easing the challenges around data security, interoperability, ease-of-access in handling and sharing of medical images and reports in a cost-effective manner. Enabling seamless portability and exchange of medical images across the healthcare community, including hospitals, practitioners, acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and even patients, Nautilus improves healthcare coordination for better patient outcomes. Built on peer-to-peer technology, Nautilus' agile medical information exchange solutions utilize hardware signatures, key strokes, and mouse movements to create unique private keys that ensures foolproof data security. The company's million-dollar insurance policy for information security is the testimony to its security prowess.

With built-in routing, editing, and anonymization features, Nautilus improves communication between caregivers and patients. Prior to sharing the images, healthcare practitioners and specialists can scan pathology and radiology reports, ultrasound forms through a paper scanner or flat bed scanner and convert these files to DICOM and then transfer to DICOM folder. Utilizing the 'print to DICOM' feature, they can print documents of various types as a DICOM file into a patient folder via MatrixRay print driver. Further, the company curtails the data importing challenges by scanning the images from CDs and importing them to the DICOM folder. In case of non-DICOM images, the users can convert other formats such as JPEG2000, to use them. The routing feature streamlines the transmission of files to specific workstations or PACS accurately. "With the anonymization and editing capabilities, our solutions are apt for secondary and primary review, consensus, clinical decision making, and academic training," highlights Timothy Kelley, Founder, Nautilus Medical.

Nautilus offers solutions such as AutoRay, DeskRay, and MatrixRay that cater to the diverse needs in the healthcare arena.

With the anonymization and editing capabilities, our solutions are apt for secondary and primary review, consensus, clinical decision making, and academic training


If a medical operation requires burning of CDs and DVDs, then AutoRay excels as the best option for automated burning of CDs with EPSON robotic disk producer. DeskRay, on the other hand, supports unlimited burning of medical images on a desktop.

For administering a large image distribution, Nautilus’s MatrixRay emerges as the optimal choice as it transfers images at a pay-per-use basis, thus eliminating the need for capital investment. As a free software, MatrixRay allows users to send or burn a medical study for just $1, and can be installed in a minute across a wide spectrum of healthcare facilities. “MatrixRay serves a very large underserved market due to expensive image transfer implementations,” notes Kelley. The cloud native solution delivers ease of data storage and access and nullifies the need to burn CDs. While adhering to the global DICOM file format standards, MatrixRay imports and converts DICOM and non-DICOM images. The users can also utilize its in-built functionality to burn the data on CDs and DVDs if the need arises. As this data is not stored, it is safe from breaches and hacks.

As an expert in image distribution, Nautilus excels in solving challenges related to sharing ultrasounds with new mothers. Through BebeVue, the company allows ultrasound files to be converted to mp4 format and stored in the cloud in a non-diagnostic format. The new mothers can share these files with their loved ones on the social media.

“We are unique in the fact that we are not an engineering company as much as a design company first. This gives us the competitive edge of designing products that are impressive as we overlay a layer of simplicity on top of complex processes,” says Kelley. Having presence in 20 countries across four continents, Nautilus aims to foray into underserved markets across the globe, streamlining medical image transfer while unleashing the potential of DICOM to reduce healthcare cost and ultimately saving lives.