Web-based diagnostic imaging service using XML forms

J Digit Imaging. 2006 Dec;19(4):328-35. doi: 10.1007/s10278-006-0928-6.


Traditionally, radiology has been conceived as a support department providing patient scanning services to the other clinical departments in a hospital. However, recent advancements in networking technology and related information systems such as picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and radiology information system (RIS) provide new opportunities for inventing different types of diagnostic imaging businesses such as teleradiology. In this article, we examined the business processes of currently operating imaging centers and proposed a prototype of an information system that can facilitate their workflows in a more efficient way. The principal component of our proposed system is a report management module built on extensible markup language (XML) technologies that allows much flexibility and convenience for both imaging technicians and radiologists.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Forms and Records Control*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Programming Languages
  • Radiology Information Systems*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface*