Silhouette Technical Information

Silhouette System Technical Specification

SilhouetteStar and SilhouetteConnect

SilhouetteStar is a DICOM camera that connects via USB cable to a computer with SilhouetteConnect installed. SilhouetteConnect is Windows compatible and operates on a customer-provided tablet, laptop or desktop computer meeting the following specifications:

Regulatory Approvals

Silhouette has FDA 510(k) approval and CE Mark registration.

ARANZ Medical, the developer and manufacturer of Silhouette, is quality assured as an ISO 13485 (Medical Devices) and ISO 9001 certified company and is audited annually by a notified body.

Computer Component Minimum Requirement
Operating System Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (latest service pack recommended)
Free hard disk space 10 GB
Minimum display resolution 1024 x 768
USB Port Available USB 2.0 port that meets electrical specifications of the USB standard[1]


SilhouetteCentral is a server based software application for storing and managing wound information captured with SilhouetteStar+SilhouetteConnect wound assessment devices.

  • Patient demographic information and associated measurement data is stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database.
  • Silhouette images are 2048px wide and 1536px high. Each image within Silhouette takes approximately 700KB of storage space. They can be exported as JPEG or PNG files.
  • Images are 3MP. Images are stored in a compressed format with anonymized file names.
  • Reports are created and stored in PDF format.
  • Both the database and associated images and reports can be stored on the same or different machines depending on the installation criteria.
  • The database is password protected and there are various methods built into SQL Server to encrypt both the database and the connection between the database and the SilhouetteCentral web application.
  • SilhouetteCentral runs in IIS on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 machines, including on servers in a virtualized environment.
  • SilhouetteCentral has been developed to be accessed from Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 and above.
  • Silhouette exports images and data into standard format (jpeg and .csv formats)
  • SilhouetteCentral interfaces with other medical records systems using standard formats including HL7 and DICOM, and is designed to support HIPAA and HITECH compliance.

EMR System integration and interoperability

SilhouetteCentral can interface easily with other health information systems such as Health Information Management systems and Electronic Medical Records systems, including EPIC, Meditech and Cerner.
Functionality includes:

  • HL7 patient demographic information exchange or transfer
  • DICOM image creation and transfer
  • DICOM Encapsulated PDF report creation and transfer

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Silhouette Virtual Workshop

There is wide recognition that wound assessment practice and wound outcomes show variability across the UK (1,2,3). We have a Silhouette virtual workshop available online to show you how digital wound assessment and information management solution can support better clinical practice and patient care.

Silhouette Capability Overview

The Silhouette system is an integrated solution comprising three key components: the SilhouetteStar camera, SilhouetteConnect wound assessment software and SilhouetteCentral information database.

Silhouette Case Studies

A number of Silhouette case studies are available which discuss user experience and the value of adoption of digital wound assessment for the management of patients with chronic wounds including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and leg ulcers.

The Silhouette System Concept

Silhouette provides organisations with an integrated electronic wound assessment and information management system to support improved clinical management of patients with wounds.

Guide to Silhouette Investment

Further information on Silhouette packages available, pricing structure, making a business case for investment and funding sources.

Silhouette Technical Information

Further information on Regulatory Approvals, Technical Specification and System Interoperability.