Data tools and standards

A core aspect of our mission is to promote excellence in patient care through innovative technology. RSNA has launched standards initiatives and created data tools that radiologists can use to improve the efficiency and quality of care.

RSNA is working to help bring data standards, such as a shared vocabulary, reporting templates and common data elements, into the everyday practice of radiology. Data standards enable radiology to:

  • Share an integrated information infrastructure with other electronic health record systems.
  • Organize, measure and analyze care records to meet business goals and quality measures.
  • Support fully informed and personalized care decisions.
  • Streamline workflows and increase efficiency.
  • Demonstrate value in enhancing care quality and population health

Learn how RSNA’s standards initiatives and data tools improve patient care in radiology today.

RadReport reporting templates
RSNA's library of over 200 report templates to promote clear and consistent radiology reporting practices.
RadLex radiology lexicon
A comprehensive, multi-lingual radiology lexicon for use in reporting, data analysis and research.
RadElement common data elements
A catalog of common data elements (CDEs) that lets radiologists record observations in consistent, computer-readable form.
Image Share
Data standards and validation testing to enable sharing of imaging records.
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
An industry initiative designed to improve the way computer systems share health care information for optimal patient care.
RadLex Series Playbook
A set of standardized, vendor neutral, imaging-series names to assist with implementation of hanging protocols, operations and analysis of imaging data.