Simple Image and Numeric Report

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Simple Image and Numeric Report (SINR) specifies how Diagnostic Radiology Reports (including images and numeric data) are created, exchanged, and used.


The Simple Image and Numeric Report (SINR) Integration Profile facilitates the growing use of digital dictation, voice recognition, and specialized reporting packages. The SINR profile facilitates the creation, management, distribution, storage, and viewing of reports created in imaging facilities.

The report structure defined is simple: a title, an observation context, and one or more sections, each with a heading, observation context, text, image references, and optionally coded measurements. Some elements can also be coded to facilitate computer searches. Such reports can be input to the formal diagnostic report, thus avoiding re-entry of information.


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Systems Affected

Systems which are expected to have implemented actors from this profile include:

  • Digital Dictation Systems
  • Voice Recognition Systems
  • specialized reporting packages
  • Enterprise-wide information systems that manage the Electronic Medical Record
  • Radiology departmental information systems that manage Radiology Reports (i.e., radiology information system (RIS))
  • Radiology image & Report management/archiving systems that manage Radiology Reports (i.e., picture archiving and communication system (PACS))

Actors & Transactions:

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Profile Status: Final Text


IHE Radiology Technical Framework:

  • Vol. 1 - Section 5 documents the profile
  • Vol. 2 - Sections 4.8 to 4.10, 4.14 to 4.19, and 4.23 document specific transactions
  • Vol. 3 - Appendix E provides additional informative text

Underlying Standards:

See Also

Related Profiles

The SINR profile is a dependency to Reporting Workflow.