Standardize procedure terms used for the sharing of diagnostic imaging studies and reports across Ontario.
Creating standardized Ontario DI reference set to enable sharing of patient images and reports.
How SNOMED CT will be used
SNOMED CT will be used to map the provincial user interface terms for DI procedures, which in turn, will be used to map the local DI procedure codes.
Why SNOMED CT will be used
Provides reliable storage and retrieval of DI images and reports
Eliminates the need to order duplicate tests
Decreases the burden on the health care system
Decreases patient exposure to radiation Increases patient safety
Provides granularity needed to serve the radiology community and other health care providers