General Information

1. General Information about RadPortal

Radportal is a Secured cloud-based radiology platform. The main problem it solves is that there are many hospitals in remote places worldwide with all the modern medical equipment for medical tests such as (MRI, CT scan, x-rays, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and more). Still, hospitals may not have expert radiologists/doctors readily available to write the reports for these studies when patients come to these remote hospitals and complete their tests.
Sometimes the Patient has to physically go to hospitals/Other more developed cities where radiologists/Doctors are available, but this process is difficult and time-consuming.
Using the RadPortal System, the hospital can easily save patient test results. Then the hospitals can forward the test results to an expert doctor/radiologist who may not live nearby.

1.1 System Overview

RadPortal is a secured cloud-based radiology platform. It helps hospitals to send their Patient's radiology test images to doctors/radiologists worldwide and receive written reports from remote doctors/radiologists.
RadPortals Core functionalities are
  • All hospitals/sites that have already configured modality devices can automatically send DICOM files to their routers, which are then forwarded to the RadPortal cloud database.
  • RadPortal system reads the DICOM headers and collects information from the header, and saves it as an entity called "study".
  • Hospitals also can upload single or multiple DICOM files manually.
  • Hospitals can then access DICOMs from their RadPortal profiles and assign specific radiologists to write reports on that particular study or keep the study open for other radiologists.
  • Suppose any open study is available on RadPortal. In that case, the independent radiologists can log in to their RadPortal profiles and independently select any open study. Then the individual radiologist can write reports for that particular study.
  • The radiologist has a roaming profile, so they do not need specific devices to interact with the RadPortal system. The radiologist can interact with the RadPortal system with laptops, desktops, or tabs and a reliable Internet connection.
  • RadPortal also helps Government Institutes such as the National Health Security office to track the number of studies and reports the hospitals and the radiologists completed and disburse fees and payments accordingly.

1.2 Project References

References used in preparing this document are listed here. Project References may help you understand the complex topics and terms used in the RadPortal system.

1.3 Organization of the Manual

This document is patterned to familiarize you with the core functionalities of the RadPortal application. This document explains how the application is intended to use by properly explaining its functionalities and limitations.
You will also know how the RadPortal application saves information and how the information is shared across multiple user roles within the RadPortal system. We will discuss the most common elements so readers can later relate to the terms as they look deeper into the application's features and functionalities.
The functionalities will vary depending on user roles, but the role Admin will have access to all the functionalities of RadPortal. User roles are extensively explained in section 2.2, User Roles and Permission Levels.

1.4 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common acronyms and abbreviations are introduced in this section so the reader can get comfortable with the acronyms and abbreviations used in this documentation and the RadPortal application.
DICOM                 Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
PACS                     Picture archiving and communication system.

1.5 Additional Help

Common terms are introduced throughout the user manual to familiarize the reader with the common terms used in the application. Sections are indexed(numbered, bullet points, and roman numbers). Sections are also linked to common keywords so the reader can go directly to any relevant section to find more information. For easier navigation, keywords are marked in blue.
Here are the styles used for lists
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Warning: Warning messages are marked in the color red.