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Use cases addressed by this profile include:
Use cases addressed by this profile include:
Send an imaging result to an EMR  
* Send an imaging result to an EMR  
Send an imaging result to a Follow-Up Source (i.e., Non-Critical Actionable Findings)
* Send an imaging result to a Follow-Up Source (i.e., Non-Critical Actionable Findings)
==Systems Affected==
==Systems Affected==

Revision as of 06:52, 22 January 2020


The IHE Result Distribution Profile (RD) defines the communication of imaging results like radiology reports between Report Creators, Managers, and Consumers using an HL7 2.5.1 Observation Results (ORU) message to maximize compatibility with existing installed systems RD.jpg


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The Report Distribution profile facicitlates communication of imaging results (i.e., radiology reports) between physicians, medical staff, and various facilities. It provides a consistent mechanism, and definition of metadata, to simplify the distribution of imaging results. When a radiologist creates an interpretation, or a “result”, of an imaging study, the imaging result is often sent to an EMR for review by the physician who ordered the study. These imaging results are used to determine the on-going care, or “clinical care pathway”, for the patient. Additionally, radiologists often use prior (comparison study) imaging results in the interpretation of a new imaging procedure. Imaging results may also be used for data mining for public health studies or clinical trial evaluations.

Use cases addressed by this profile include:

  • Send an imaging result to an EMR
  • Send an imaging result to a Follow-Up Source (i.e., Non-Critical Actionable Findings)

Systems Affected

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  • PACS systems may store, manage, and/or display Evidence Documents.
  • Display systems may query, retrieve and display Evidence Documents.
  • Reporting workstations may retrieve, process and include details from Evidence Documents in reports

Actors & Transactions:

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IHE Radiology Technical Framework:

  • Vol. 1 - Section 5 (SWF Profile)
  • Vol. 2 - Sections 4.8 to 4.10, 4.14 to 4.19, and 4.23
  • Vol. 3 - Appendix E

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