Rad Tech Minutes 2010.11.18

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In person:

  • Ellie Avraham - Philips
  • Chris Carr - RSNA Staff
  • David Clunie - CoreLab
  • Jonathon Dreyer - Nuance
  • David Heaney - McKesson
  • Kinson Ho - Agfa
  • Kevin O'Donnell - Toshiba
  • Antje Schroeder - Siemens
  • Harry Solomon - GE

By teleconference:

  • Chuck Kahn - ACR
  • Curt Langlotz - RSNA


  • The committee tried to establish the broader context for creation of structured reports in which the profile fits
  • Profile deals with publication, discovery and distribution of author-facing input templates
  • The 100 RSNA templates were developed by committees of radiologists and are coded in a relatively simple XML dialect, RelaxNG
  • There may be a separate output content template in a more medically focused and data rich format, such as HL7 CDA
  • The Report Creator system may need to perform a transformation between these two templates
  • DICOM WG-08 takes responsibility for defining the output object templates and possibly the transformation process
  • The reporting process will need to include (automated or semi-automated) inputs from modalities (eg, measurements), references to coded terminologies, key image references, annotations, etc. Not in the scope of the current profile to address this, but the templates need to be able to take account of the incorporation of this information.
  • The Management profile scope is limited to discovery and transfer of templates; the open question is how far it needs to go into the behavior of reporting systems in using the templates. Retrieving templates has no value if systems are not able to use them in report creation.
  • Likely to have two actors: Report Creator, Template Library
  • Report Creator behavior would include Get Template, Execute Template
  • Next Steps:
  • Chris Carr to begin placing text from proposal and SVS profile supplement into supplement template
  • Teleconference: Dec. 8, 10am CST to review initial draft

Radiology Technical Committee