Patient Informatics

5. Consistency of imaging documentation

Ideally, imaging documentation will remain consistent across regions and nations. Many international standards for radiological data collection and presentation exist, but it is recognised that these are not universally followed or even implemented by manufacturers.

Utilising at least the minimum data sets presented in Section 3, this data needs to be fed back to any surrounding systems, and likewise any updates passed down to Radiology input onto the Radiology systems. Of particular interest are corrections to patient demographics discovered after imaging acquisition, and any death markers (which would remove the need for a rapid report to be issued, allowing for reporting resources to prioritise the living).