Changes in Radiology exam ordering

In preparation of the new Radiology information system, which is scheduled to go live June 17, Radiology exam descriptions are being refined to more clearly reflect the associated billing/coding descriptions.

As a result, many exam descriptions with inherent protocols have been inactivated and non-exam-specific codes/numbers have been removed.  The expectation is that protocols be specified in the order comments and searching for exams in CPOE will be more intuitive.

Examples:

  • Old exam:  KNEE LEFT LACH PROTOCOL
  • New Exam:  KNEE MIN 3 V LT  <<type “LACH PROTOCOL” in order comments>>

 

  • Old exam:  HUMERUS RT AP LAT TRAUMA
  • New Exam:  HUMERUS AP LAT RT  <<type “TRAUMA” in order comments>>

 

  • Old exam:  ANKLE RT AP LAT MORT
  • New Exam:  ANKLE 3 V ROUTINE RT

 

  • Old exam:   FOOT LT WT BEARING
  • New Exam:   FOOT AP LAT OBLIQUES LT  <<type “WEIGHT BEARING” in order comments>>

 

  • Old Exam:  CT ABDOMEN/PELVIS (RENAL COLIC)
  • New Exam:  CT ABD PELVIS WO CON  <<type “RENAL COLIC” in order comments>>

 

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