The Ambra Gateway is a software application that connects your onsite modalities and PACS to the Ambra Cloud. The Ambra Gateway can transfer DICOMs and HL7 messages bidirectionally, powering workflows such as image exchange, query retrieve, and modality worklist. The gateway can also be used to route studies between DICOM devices on a local network.
Request a Gateway by filling out the form to the right.
"Ambra Health has created a game changer with their Ambra Gateway. The gateway allows us to easily exchange images with our referring providers, patients and outside organizations. The software is easy to install, configure and maintain with minimal overhead. We use the Ambra Gateway to provide radiology reading services to small clinics, provide work lists for partner offices, read exams for interpretations, and share images and radiology reports with our referring providers, patients, medical/legal users, hospitals, and large national health systems. We even use our gateway to feed into other image sharing platforms. Ambra is an extremely flexible, robust and capable system that allows us to provide cutting edge technology in a safe and secure fashion. Ambra is the solution for image transfer (#ditchthedisk) and so much more."
- Mark Weathersbee, Envision Radiology
"Why do we still produce CDs and DVDs with medical images? No one’s computer has an optical disk drive. Even at Cincinnati Children’s we have to special order drives just to ingest images. When Cincinnati Children’s was looking for an image sharing solution we thought the network mattered. It turns out it doesn’t. Gateways matter.”
- Dr. Alex Towbin, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
The Ambra Gateway uses TLS/SSL encryption and Split-Merge technology for secure transfer of studies. As the data streams into Ambra from the Ambra Gateway, it is split into 2 parts: PHI and anonymous DICOM. The PHI data is encrypted in Ambra using AES 256 bit encryption, currently an accepted Top Secret symmetric encryption standard by the National Security Agency and then stored in Ambra and on the storage system separate from the anonymous DICOM. For more information, please see the Split-Merge guide.
The Ambra Gateway can be installed on a virtual machine or server on the same network as the devices which it will receive DICOMs/HL7s from or send DICOMs/HL7s to. One Ambra Gateway can connect to multiple modalities on a single network.
Click here to see the server/VM requirements.
Yes, the Ambra Gateway can anonymize DICOM tag data as studies come into or leave the Ambra cloud. In addition to removing the tag data, the gateway can also replace or modify the DICOM tag data.
Yes, the Ambra Gateway can send and receive HL7 messages. The gateway also has a ‘dropbox’ folder for uploading files such as pdfs, jpegs, movs, mp4s, tiffs, and more. Files placed in the dropbox folder will be DICOM-wrapped and uploaded as dicom encapsulated objects.
No, Gateway updates are part of the Ambra 6-week product release cycle and are included in the Ambra SaaS license. Updates are automatically downloaded and applied to the Ambra Gateway.
When you request an Ambra Gateway a member of the Ambra Professional Services team will reach out via email and set up a quick call to install the software remotely. Click here for the full Ambra Gateway Guide.
To expedite the installation process, please complete the pre-call checklist:
Determine which ports you would like to use and create inbound and outbound firewall exceptions, if necessary. By default, Ambra uses ports 104, 4006, and 12000.
Once you have an Ambra Gateway installed you can request a PACS to PACS connection with any facility in the Ambra Gateway Network, visible in the Gateway Directory.
Request a Gateway by filling out the form at the top of this page, or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.