Diagnostic Imaging Report
HL7 Implementation Guide for CDA Release 2:
Diagnostic Imaging Report, Release 1
Published March 2009
A Diagnostic Imaging Report contains a consulting specialist’s interpretation of image data. It is intended to convey the interpretation to the referring (ordering) physician and become part of the patient’s medical record. It is intended for use in Radiology, Endoscopy, Cardiology, and other imaging specialties.
The audience for this document is software developers and consultants responsible for implementation of Radiology Information Systems, Radiology Reporting Systems, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), other image and imaging management systems, and dictation/transcription and document management systems. A secondary audience is developers of specifications for health information networks, both governmental and non-governmental, who may specify use of this Implementation Guide for Diagnostic Imaging Reports. These systems are expected to transmit results of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems or health information exchange networks as CDA documents created according to this Implementation Guide.
You will need CDA Release 2 as well as the Diagnostic Imaging Report. Both are accessible through HL7 via the link below.