A radiologist's access to prior medical data that could aid during image interpretation is often hindered by the fact that radiology reports contain discontinuous information (Figure 2) ; furthermore,
information related to surgery, chemotherapy,
and radiation therapy is often stored in separate silos,
even within electronic medical record systems (Figure 3). The purpose of this work was to create a patient lifetime graph that illustrates...
Methods and materials
We developed a multimedia structured reporting system,
that records key images and voice descriptions of image findings,
tags the images with metadata defined by an ontology,
and assembles a multimedia structured report (Figures 4-6) .
The system is applicable to any image-based medical specialty, including radiology,
and surgery. ViSion provides the ability to link radiological...
Review of prior imaging exams,
and disease response criteria during a radiologist's interpretation of new imaging exams can be tedious and time-consuming.
We have developed a multimedia structured reporting system with a patient lifetime graph feature that enables rapid access to prior medical events and information.
Patient lifetime graphs incorporating multidisciplinary information may improve the efficiency and accuracy of radiology reporting (Figure 17).
David Vining is the CEO and Founder of VisionSR,
which has licensed the ViSion technology from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
and Cristi Popovici are employees of Eloquentix,
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