How to effectively use a RIS for research

Radiology research is generally focused on surgical procedures and devices. Over the past decade, with the rapid development in technology such as medical imaging devices and med-tech software, the findings in the field of medical imaging have been marvelous. However, the growth in the field of medical imaging tech and research will only improve from this day.

What is a RIS?

A Radiology Information System is the core software/system used to monitor, manage, and effectively set up a radiology practice.
BeWell Digital’s RIS system allows radiologists to view high-quality scan files on their personal devices – laptops, desktops, tablets, or mobile phones. The radiologists can now report from any remote location at any given point in time during the day. The scan files are sorted and stored for retrieval at any point in the future. 


RIS for research:

A good RIS can become the backbone of a research study if utilized properly. Here are some of the examples of how BeWell Digital’s RIS helps in research.

A day to day example of RIS used for research:

  • A radiologist reports over 100 cases/week. 
  • The cases are X-Rays of limbs – hands and legs. 
  • The radiologist uses the tagging feature to tag all the cases relating to ankles. The cases are stored and sorted based on their tags. 
  • After 10 months, the radiologist notices a trend in the recovery time of patients between the age group 30-40 years. 
  • The radiologist can now filter all the X-rays of ankles along with their case history that has been marked on the RIS. 
  • This data becomes the data backing his/her research study. 

Some of the other extensive studies by famous universities and medical facilities around the world are:

  1. Researchers use Ultrasound to predict ovarian cancer in women.
  1. T-shirt sizes can now predict CT radiation doses. 
  1. Covid 19 may cause changes to the brain

Some of the benefits of using a good RIS for your radiology research are that:

  1. All files are saved over the cloud or secure storage and cannot be damaged like physical files stored on films or harddisks. 
  2. The different files can be sorted based on time, data, tags, UHIDs, etc. It makes the retrieval process easier. 
  3. The history of the patient and other notes can be fed into the system and can be retrieved at any point in the future. 
  4. The AI-based tools help in analytics that can be used for the research findings. 
  5. Collaboration becomes seamless as studies, reports, etc can be shared easily with other researchers using E-Mail, SMS, Whatsapp, URL, etc. 

Radiology systems and software are the present and future of advanced radiology research. If you are looking for a system that can support your radiology study, reach out to us at to talk to an expert technician.

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