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'''Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export (TCE)''' lets users flag images and related information for automatic routing to teaching file authoring or clinical trials management systems.
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
''<Describe the profile in about a paragraph using user-oriented language.  Focus on what it accomplishes for a user (i.e. the Use Cases).  Don't get into how it works, leave that to the Details section.>''
 
  
''<Insert a simple graphic that, at a glance, visually summarizes what the profile is about. Do not use an actor/transaction diagram here.  Show your graphic to someone for 5 seconds (literally) and ask them what it's about.  If what they say hits the main points in your summary paragraph, you have succeeded.  E.g. a graphic of a hospital, a clinic, and a lab with patient records moving between them.  .>''
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Teaching files are valuable training tools in radiology and other imaging specialties. Many residents are required to create and maintain teaching files and many experienced practitioners keep files of interesting cases for their own reference and to share with colleagues.
  
''<See [[Help:Contents#Tips_.26_Tricks| Help - Tips and Tricks]] for details on inserting an image/graphic.>''
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Participation in clinical trials is a growing need and both a potential source of revenue and a driver of quality improvement.
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In order to accomplish these tasks efficiently, a user must be able to:
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* Flag appropriate images and add supplemental information
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* Anonymize image studies, often using reversible anonymization (pseudonymization) in research trials
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* Route the study to the appropriate destination (a teaching file system or clinical trial repository)
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DICOM standards provide the essential mechanisms for performing these tasks.
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[[Image:TCE_image.jpg‎]]
  
 
==Benefits==
 
==Benefits==
  
''<List the key benefits the profile provides (e.g. error reduction, increased throughput) and how they come about (e.g. SWF reduces patient errors due to mistyped demographics at the modality by transfering demographics electronically from the Order Filler).  Consider using a bullet list for readability.  If possible, identify benefits that help users and vendors make the business case for the profile.  More specifically, which of Cost, Safety, Quality or Efficiency is improved by the use of this profile.>''
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* Enables a radiologist working at a diagnostic workstation to select, annotate and export images to a teaching file system or clinical trials repository
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* Enables efficient teaching file creation and clinical trial participation without significant disruption to the normal diagnostic workflow
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* Enables selecting key images from an image study for export
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* Enables adding supplemental information appropriate to subsequent use of the images in education or research
  
 
==Details==
 
==Details==
  
''<A few paragraphs, if appropriate, providing more details (mostly in user-speak, not tech-speak) on what the profile does and how it works.>''
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TCE uses basic DICOM services and the IHE Key Image Note profile.
  
''<If the user might be familiar with the mechanisms used by the profile, you can mention them here.  E.g. Evidence Documents is based on DICOM Structured Report (SR) Templates.>''
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TCE-capable PACS can provide imaging professionals with tools that enable them to create teaching files or send images for clinical trials efficiently, without disrupting the diagnostic workflow. The user can select studies or key images from studies to send, provide supplemental textual information and send them to appropriate destinations (a teaching file system or clinical trials repository) configured in the system.  
  
''<If the user might have an appreciation for the problems addressed in the profile, you can mention them here, but keep it short.  E.g. Mapping HL7 Order fields to DICOM Modality Worklist attributes can be inconsistent in the marketplace, so Scheduled Workflow provides vendors with more detailed instructions.>''
 
 
 
==Systems Affected==
 
==Systems Affected==
''<List (in user terms) the types of systems they might expect to have implemented actors from this profile, e.g. RIS, PACS, HIS, CAD Workstation, etc. and for each, how it would participate.>''
 
  
* ''PACS systems may store, manage, and/or display Evidence Documents.''
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* PACS, PACS workstations and reporting systems can be enhanced, using TCE, to enable users to select, annotate and send images and studies, as well as reports and other information
* ''Display systems may query, retrieve and display Evidence Documents.''
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* Teaching file systems and research data repositories conforming to TCE can receive and manage images, studies and other information sent from TCE-compliant PACSes
* ''Reporting workstations may retrieve, process and include details from Evidence Documents in reports
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'''Actors & Transactions:'''
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==Actors and Transactions==
  
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'''Export Selector'''
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* identifies information to be sent to a teaching file or clinical trial system
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* e.g. a user function on a PACS diagnostic workstation
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* can include images, reports, evidence documents, presentation states and additional information
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'''Export Manager'''
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* accepts selected objects
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* de-identifies and re-identifies with pseudonymous values
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* remaps to trial-specific identifiers and populates clinical trial specific attributes (Remap Identifiers option)
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* sends pseudonymized DICOM objects and updated manifest to a Receiver.
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'''Receiver'''
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* a local teaching file system
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* a clinical trial repository
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* a clinical trial system that transfers images to the central review facility
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==Specification==
 
==Specification==
  
 
'''Profile Status:''' [[Comments| Final Text]]   
 
'''Profile Status:''' [[Comments| Final Text]]   
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'''Documents:'''  
 
'''Documents:'''  
  
''<Provide direct links to the specific volumes or supplements, and list the volume sections relevant to this profile.  This is a simple inventory of official normative and informative text.  If you would like to provide a reading guide or walkthrough of what is in each of the different sections for implementers or users, do that in the Profile FAQ or the Profile Implementation Page linked below.  If the profile uses transactions from multiple Tech. Frameworks, repeat the structure below.>''
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[https://www.ihe.net/resources/technical_frameworks/#radiology IHE Radiology Technical Framework:]
 
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:* [https://www.ihe.net/uploadedFiles/Documents/Radiology/IHE_RAD_TF_Vol1.pdf Vol. 1] - Section 17 (TCE Profile)
[http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/index.cfm#radiology IHE Radiology Technical Framework:]
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:* [https://www.ihe.net/uploadedFiles/Documents/Radiology/IHE_RAD_TF_Vol3.pdf Vol. 3] - Sections 4.50 Store Instance; 4.51 Store Export Selection; 4.52 Store Additional Teaching File Information; 4.53 Export Instances 
:* [http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/upload/ihe_tf_rev8.pdf Vol. 1] - Section 5 (SWF Profile)
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:* [http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/upload/ihe_tf_rev8-2.pdf Vol. 2] - Sections 4.8 to 4.10, 4.14 to 4.19, and 4.23
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:* [http://www.ihe.net/Technical_Framework/upload/ihe_tf_rev8-3.pdf Vol. 3] - Appendix E
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'''Underlying Standards:'''
 
'''Underlying Standards:'''
 
''<list all the standards on which the profile is based; if possible with links to sources>''
 
 
:* [http://dicom.nema.org DICOM]
 
:* [http://dicom.nema.org DICOM]
:* [http://www.hl7.org HL7]
 
:* ...
 
 
==See Also==
 
 
''<The following sections can be left out if there is nothing to point to.  This is just to show where such information can go.>''
 
  
  
 
'''Related Profiles'''
 
'''Related Profiles'''
  
''<List profiles this one depends on, profiles that depend on this one, profiles that are synergistic with this one.  Start with the name of the other profile as a link and then explain the relationship.>''
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* [[Key Image Note]] [KIN] enables users to flag images as significant and add notes.
 
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* ''[[Reporting Workflow]] [RWF] may use Evidence Documents as inputs to the reporting process.''
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* ''[[Simple Image & Numeric Reports]] [SINR] may include data copied from Evidence Documents.''
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* ''[[Cross-enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging]] [XDS-I] can be used to share Evidence Documents between sites over a network.''
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* ''[[Portable Data for Imaging]] [PDI] can store Evidence Documents on media such as CDs.''
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* ''[[Import Reconciliation Workflow]] [IRWF] can fix patient ids, etc. of Evidence Documents when importing.''
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'''Consumer Information'''
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The [[Profile FAQ Template]] answers typical questions about what the Profile does.  ''<Replace the link with a link to the actual FAQ page for the Profile>''
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The [[Profile Purchasing Template]] describes considerations when purchasing equipment to deploy this Profile.  ''<Replace the link with a link to the actual Purchasing page for the Profile>''
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'''Implementer Information'''
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The [[Profile Implementation Template]] provides additional information about implementing this Profile in software.  ''<Replace the link with a link to the actual Implementation page for the Profile>''
 
  
 
'''Reference Articles'''
 
'''Reference Articles'''
  
''<List References (good and bad) (with link if possible) to Journal Articles that mention IHE's work (and hopefully include some analysis). Go ahead, Google: IHE <Profile Name> abstract  or Google: IHE <Profile Name> and under the "more" select "Scholar". You might be surprised. >''
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* Translating the IHE Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export (TCE) Profile Document Templates into Functional DICOM Structured Report Objects. Aaron W. C. Kamauu,Scott L. DuVall, Andrew P. Liimatta, Richard H. Wiggins, III and David E. Avrin. J Digit Imaging. 2008 December; 21(4): 390–407.  
  
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* IHE TCE-based Teaching File Solution Linked with an Open Source eLearning Platform.  P Mildenberger, MD; K Wunder, C M Ahlers, MD; J Schneider, MD; C Dueber, MD; G Klos, Mainz, GERMANY; (mirc@radiologie.klinik.uni-mainz.de). [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDUQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2F149.203.233.103%2Fstorage%2Fdocuments%2F20071123194039400%2FIHE%2520TCE%2520poster.ppt&ei=MWpTUIgsprPLAcmKgcAP&usg=AFQjCNFfnajYJKjOT6WUZCawkvttfMO00g&cad=rja Online Poster].
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:45, 14 September 2020

Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export (TCE) lets users flag images and related information for automatic routing to teaching file authoring or clinical trials management systems.

Summary

Teaching files are valuable training tools in radiology and other imaging specialties. Many residents are required to create and maintain teaching files and many experienced practitioners keep files of interesting cases for their own reference and to share with colleagues.

Participation in clinical trials is a growing need and both a potential source of revenue and a driver of quality improvement.

In order to accomplish these tasks efficiently, a user must be able to:

  • Flag appropriate images and add supplemental information
  • Anonymize image studies, often using reversible anonymization (pseudonymization) in research trials
  • Route the study to the appropriate destination (a teaching file system or clinical trial repository)

DICOM standards provide the essential mechanisms for performing these tasks.

TCE image.jpg

Benefits

  • Enables a radiologist working at a diagnostic workstation to select, annotate and export images to a teaching file system or clinical trials repository
  • Enables efficient teaching file creation and clinical trial participation without significant disruption to the normal diagnostic workflow
  • Enables selecting key images from an image study for export
  • Enables adding supplemental information appropriate to subsequent use of the images in education or research

Details

TCE uses basic DICOM services and the IHE Key Image Note profile.

TCE-capable PACS can provide imaging professionals with tools that enable them to create teaching files or send images for clinical trials efficiently, without disrupting the diagnostic workflow. The user can select studies or key images from studies to send, provide supplemental textual information and send them to appropriate destinations (a teaching file system or clinical trials repository) configured in the system.

Systems Affected

  • PACS, PACS workstations and reporting systems can be enhanced, using TCE, to enable users to select, annotate and send images and studies, as well as reports and other information
  • Teaching file systems and research data repositories conforming to TCE can receive and manage images, studies and other information sent from TCE-compliant PACSes

Actors and Transactions

Export Selector

  • identifies information to be sent to a teaching file or clinical trial system
  • e.g. a user function on a PACS diagnostic workstation
  • can include images, reports, evidence documents, presentation states and additional information

Export Manager

  • accepts selected objects
  • de-identifies and re-identifies with pseudonymous values
  • remaps to trial-specific identifiers and populates clinical trial specific attributes (Remap Identifiers option)
  • sends pseudonymized DICOM objects and updated manifest to a Receiver.

Receiver

  • a local teaching file system
  • a clinical trial repository
  • a clinical trial system that transfers images to the central review facility

TCE transactions.jpg TCE groupings.jpg

Specification

Profile Status: Final Text

Documents:

IHE Radiology Technical Framework:

  • Vol. 1 - Section 17 (TCE Profile)
  • Vol. 3 - Sections 4.50 Store Instance; 4.51 Store Export Selection; 4.52 Store Additional Teaching File Information; 4.53 Export Instances

Underlying Standards:


Related Profiles

  • Key Image Note [KIN] enables users to flag images as significant and add notes.


Reference Articles

  • Translating the IHE Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export (TCE) Profile Document Templates into Functional DICOM Structured Report Objects. Aaron W. C. Kamauu,Scott L. DuVall, Andrew P. Liimatta, Richard H. Wiggins, III and David E. Avrin. J Digit Imaging. 2008 December; 21(4): 390–407.
  • IHE TCE-based Teaching File Solution Linked with an Open Source eLearning Platform. P Mildenberger, MD; K Wunder, C M Ahlers, MD; J Schneider, MD; C Dueber, MD; G Klos, Mainz, GERMANY; (mirc@radiologie.klinik.uni-mainz.de). Online Poster.