The objectives of this work are as follows:
To understand how the study description of an imaging test is transmitted from RIS (Radiology Information System) to DIS (Dosimetric Information System).
To analyze the problems that arise with the DICOM workflow for this goal.
To propose a solution to these problems through the use of HL7 messaging and a Business Intelligence (BI) tool such as “QlikView”.
The correct description of imaging tests is essential in a DIS in order to establish diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) and...
Description of activity and work performed
In this work we used data from the following information systems:
RISCa. Cantabrian Radiology Information System (Bahía Software company).
DISCa. Cantabrian Dosimetric Information System, which is composed of Bayer's dose management system called “Radimetrics” and QlickTech’s business intelligence tool called QlikView.
150000 DISCA descriptions were analyzed, corresponding to studies of the first half of 2019.
These descriptions were compared with their corresponding RISCA peers, and the percentage of wrong or incomplete descriptions and their cause were determined.
Approximately 40% of the descriptions were wrong or...
Conclusion and recommendations
DICOM workflow sometimes fails in the correct transfer of the study description from RIS to DIS.
HL7 messaging and Business Intelligence tools can solve the problems of the DICOM workflow in a large percentage of the cases.
A. Pérez Del Barrio; Santander/ES - nothing to disclose P. Menéndez Fernández-Miranda; Santander/ES - nothing to disclose P. Sanz Bellon; Santander/ES - nothing to disclose E. Marqués Fraguela; Santander/ES - nothing to disclose E. M. Marco de Lucas; Santander, CA/ES - nothing to disclose N. Ferreiros Vázquez; Santander/ES - nothing to disclose
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