Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, and Ancillary Services
Slide content:Radiology Services - 4 Interventional radiology Invasive tests Angiography Teleradiology allows radiologists to review images remotely Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) - facilitate archival and retrieval of images DICOM Standard for medical images 10
Slide notes:Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which invasive tests are performed to help make diagnoses. For example, a patient may undergo an angiography, a procedure in which a needle is inserted into a blood vessel to inject radiopaque dye, which allows the blood vessel to then be imaged. Teleradiology allows radiologists to review images remotely. Technology now allows images to be archived and retrieved at multiple sites. The Picture Archiving and Communication System, or PACS, allows radiologists at a remote site to obtain images of patients, interpret them, and render an opinion. There is now a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical images, called DICOM, or the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine standard. 10