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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Image Lab Software
Image Lab Software Technology

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Description: The Bio-Rad Image Lab Software is an image acquisition and analysis application used in a laboratory environment to analyze gel electrophoresis or blot features, capture image data, and generate result reports. This product generates two types of files: Protocol files, which describe the parameters for imaging and analyzing the gel images; and image files, which run according to a protocol file, which contain the imaged gel, annotations, and analysis performed on the gel.

There are three editions of this product: Standard Image Lab Software, Security Image Lab Software, and the Image Lab Touch Software. Each edition is used for different ChemiDoc Imaging Systems that are available from the vendor. Additionally, Security Image Lab Software allows users to create lab user groups, roles, and descriptions. The scope of this entry is for all editions of this software.

Each user can create ones own account where all images are stored. Images that are acquired are automatically saved to the local hard drive or network file server and can be exported in various file formats via Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive, networked hard drive, or attached Personal Computer (PC) shared folder. Additionally, Image Lab can be configured to export image files and volume tables as Comma-Separated Values (CSV) files so one can be opened in a database application. However, an existing database implementation is not required.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/24/2024 at 18:28:16 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Bio-Rad Laboratories
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/24/2024 at 18:28:16 UTC).