Teaching File and Clinical Trial Export
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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.
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
- 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.
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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
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- Reporting Workflow [RWF] may use Evidence Documents as inputs to the reporting process.
- Simple Image & Numeric Reports [SINR] may include data copied from Evidence Documents.
- Cross-enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging [XDS-I] can be used to share Evidence Documents between sites over a network.
- Portable Data for Imaging [PDI] can store Evidence Documents on media such as CDs.
- Import Reconciliation Workflow [IRWF] can fix patient ids, etc. of Evidence Documents when importing.
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