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How to category imaging test


(caihaoyan) #1

for imaging test like CT, MRI, ultrasound, should they be stored in measurement domain or procedure domain? i tried to search in Athena and got results as below:
CT unspecified body region limited-measurement domain
MRI scan-meas. value domain
color doppler ultrasound-procedure domain
so a little bit confused. thanks in advance!

(Christian Reich) #2


Yes, it isn’t very clean yet. The general rule is this: The actual act of e.g. running a patient through the CT tunnel is a procedure. The results are Measurements.

Do you have imaging results to store?

(Seng Chan You) #3

@caihaoyan We need to discuss how to standardize concept_ids for imaging procedures.

As I mentioned, I want OHDSI to use RadLex for this effort, which was developed by RSNA.

Currently, some of RadLex code is incorporated into LOINC and OMOP measurement code (LOINC-RSNA).

(caihaoyan) #4

thanks, that makes sense.
yes, since we are implementing omop cdm in neurology area, there will be many imaging results stored in the system.

(caihaoyan) #5

thanks. looking forward to standardization for imaging concepts

(Dmytry Dymshyts) #6

@SCYou, if what’s incorporated in LOINC is not enough, we can add RadLex as a separate vocabulary.
Please post the issue here

with the link to a RadLex source, and your comments how to add it to OMOP

(Seng Chan You) #7

Since LOINC-RSNA is not enough for imaging test, adding RadLex as a seperate vocabulary would be perfect!! I posted this to the github issue. Thank you @Dymshyts

(Dmytry Dymshyts) #8

You’re welcome:)

We put into our backlog.
We’ll let you know once we start working on it.