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Ambra ImageShare

Ambra ImageShare: a faster way to send images

Vanderbilt Health providers across most adult and pediatric clinical lines now use ImageShare to receive patients’ images.

ImageShare is a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based tool that lets referring providers upload diagnostic imaging files quickly and easily. Vanderbilt specialists download images from ImageShare and read them through eStar, our electronic medical records system.

This means referring physicians – or their patients – no longer need to burn images to a CD and mail, ship or carry the CD to Vanderbilt. Our specialists receive images within minutes, sometimes in the course of a real-time patient appointment.

This provides several advantages for referring providers and their patients:

  • Faster file sharing means faster decision-making about a patient’s treatment.
  • Reduces the need for repetitive imaging tests.
  • Avoids the cost, delay and potential damage to files that can occur when shipping CDs.
  • ImageShare works seamlessly with Vanderbilt systems, such as eStar and Sectra, avoiding potential incompatibility with CDs.
  • Patients may also upload images directly to Vanderbilt.

Users do not need special technology or equipment to use ImageShare; all that’s needed is an internet connection. Each Vanderbilt service line program provides its own ImageShare link for sending files. Find the clinical specialty in the list below and click the link to begin. 

ImageShare Help

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Preferred Browser 

The preferred browser is Google Chrome. If you want to use Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11, Safari or Firefox, you will need to install the Java plug-in to upload images. The application will recognize the browser you are using and guide you through the Java installation process. The plug-in should only take one minute to install. 

  1. Go to the link corresponding to the relevant specialty.
  2. Enter your email address and click ‘Continue’. 
    1. Returning users will be prompted to enter their password. First time users will be prompted to enter their First Name, Last Name and a password. First time users are also required to accept the Terms and Conditions and the HIPAA Agreement. 
  3. Click ‘Continue’. 
  4. Select the disc or file location that contains your medical image files. A scan process will produce a list of qualifying medical images. 
  5. Select the studies that you want to upload. 
    1. For transplant areas, enter the appropriate VUMC Department (e.g., “Adult Lung Transplant, Adult Liver Transplant, etc). Enter a VUMC Provider and Patient Appointment Date if applicable. 
  6. Enter a call back phone number. 
  7. Enter a case overview (optional).
  8. Enter a message (optional).
  9. Check box to share 
  10. Click blue box to upload studies

Pediatric Departments