A distributed network of diagnostic radiology requires use of a teleradiology platform for reporting, regardless of whether this is an outsourced private teleradiology network or an in-sourced collaborative network.

Features

  • Current images for reporting are transmitted from local hospital PACS to the teleradiology platform sent via DICOM push.

  • PACS also transmits the recent "relevant" prior via DICOM push (e.g., a previous CT head exam will be sent, if the CT head report is required).

  • Request information (electronic request or scanned request card) and scheduling information (date and time of appointment) is sent via HL7 ORM message from hospital RIS to the teleradiology platform.

  • Reports created on the teleradiology platform are sent back to hospital RIS and PACS by HL7 ORU message.