Radiology is that branch medicine, which
deals with the study and application of
imaging technology like x-ray and
radiation for diagnosis and treating of
The radiologist takes recourse to a
variety of imaging technologies
including ultrasound, computed
tomography (CT), nuclear medicine,
positron emission tomography (PET) and
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to
diagnose a disease. Another aspect is
the interventional radiology in which a
minimally invasive medical procedure is
performed with the guidance of the
imaging technologies. The process of
medical imaging is usually carried out
by a professional radiographer or
radiologic technologist. The radiologist
then analyses the images and makes a
report of their findings and impression
of the images to aid in diagnosis. The
compiled report is then transmitted to
the ordering physician, either normally
or on an emergency basis.
A radiology information system (RIS) is
a software application used for managing
medical image departments or imaging
centers. A RIS is especially useful for
managing radiological records and
associated patient data in a multiple
location enterprise. It is often used in
conjunction with a picture archiving and
communication system (PACS)
to manage work flow and billing. RIS
often bridges a facilities master
information system (HIS/RIS/PMR) with
RIS has several basic functions:
Patient management: A RIS can track a patientís entire workflow within the radiology
department; images and reports can be added to and retrieved from electronic medical records (EMRs) and viewed
by authorized radiology staff.
Document management: A RIS scan and import patient documentation and associate it at the patient or exam record.
Scheduling: Appointments can be made for both in- and out-patients with specific radiology staff.
Patient tracking: A patientís entire radiology history can be tracked from admission to discharge.
The history can be coordinated with past, present and future appointments.
Business logic reporting: A RIS can generate statistical reports for a single patient, group of patients or particular procedure.
Results reporting: A RIS can provide full transcription and dictation workflow for the production of radiology interpretation reports and report distribution.
Film tracking: A RIS can track individual films and their associate data.
Mammograohy Tracking: Module that helps maintain records requiered for mammography
such as Bi-Rads, Lay Letters, TP, FP, TN, FN, ect.
Billing: A RIS facilitates detailed financial record-keeping, electronic payments and automated claims submission.
The EMD RIS products offer a
full-fledged women's health module for
mammography imaging. The mammography
component meets all MQSA standards put
forth by the American College of
Follow-up and outcome
tracking - EMD Mammo Tracking is designed to meet
legal requirements and mitigate potential risks for
medical practices while offering the highest patient
Patient Data Collection
- The Mammo Tracking offers digital access for patients
to complete a series of questions to complete a personal
information survey as it pertains to mammography
Radiologist Data Collection - Technologists and
Radiologists have access to digitally complete a
detailed findings survey for each exam completed
Outcome Tracking by
Technologist and Radiologist - This feature allows
for close mammography diagnosis evaluations of facility
staff, and calculates false positives, false negatives,
true positives, and true negatives for facility and
- Track incomplete patient information both in the
mammography module and by patient. This allows the
practice to have access to an open-items list where
correspondence to patients is documented. Patients who
do not have mammography exams completed or do not
respond to communications will be on the incomplete
As the name suggests, this module
handles all the functions related to
mammogram studies. Entering Patient
History, Technical, Radiation and
Pathology results for the pending
studies, Viewing & Printing study
details for Incomplete studies, Printing
of relevant reports, CPT Setup,
Radiologist settings are some of the
functions handled by this module.
With EMDís Physician Portal application you can provide the
referring physician and their busy practice the abiltiy to request appointments for any of your facilities
and modalities from one portal. You can even give certain physicains the ability to schedule direct
and bypass the need for appointment request approval. This process streamlines the scheduling
process and eliminates the need for phone calls between referring physicians office and the host
practice. The Physican Portal also provides the following functions:
URL linking to DICOM Image Viewer (If supported by PACS)
Access to all associated patient's radiology reports
Access to patient exam history
Real-time access to exam status (Patient Scheduled, Patient Arrived, Patient Checked In, Exam In Progress, Exam Complete, ect)
The Physician Portal is a cutting edge application that
provides unseen levels of interactivity while maintaining the ease of use and security
youíve come to expect from EMD.
Medical transcription is the typing out
of a doctor's reports from dictated
audio files. Every time a physician or
other medical provider sees a patient, a
medical record is compiled detailing the
case. Now, typed notes have become
mandatory for Insurance companies and
claim settlement too. The advent of the
Internet and encrypted e-mail means
local transcription services can help
doctors' offices and hospitals all
around the country, and even around the
DICOM is a global Information-Technology
standard that is used in virtually all
hospitals worldwide. Its current
structure, which was developed in 1993,
is designed to ensure the
interoperability of systems used to:
Produce, Store, Display, Process, Send,
Retrieve, Query or Print medical images
and derived structured documents as well
as to manage related workflow.
DICOM enables the integration of medical
imaging acquisition systems, scanners,
servers, workstations, printers, and
network hardware from multiple
manufacturers into a picture archiving
and communication system (PACS).
DICOM is known as NEMA standard PS3, and
as ISO standard 12052:2006 "Health
informatics - Digital imaging and
communication in medicine (DICOM)
including workflow and data management".