All about Radiology Information Systems Radiology is basically defined in the medical world, as a specialty in which medical imaging is being used to identify, diagnose and treat any disorders and diseases that can be seen within the body of the patient who has undergone any imaging techniques and diagnostic procedures. The variety of imaging techniques which are being used to diagnose and treat diseases includes ultrasound, CT or computed tomography scan, X-ray radiography, MRI or magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine such as PET or positron emission tomography. The primary health care provider or the clinician is the one who are usually asking or requesting, wither routinely or emergently, for a specific imaging procedure, and the individual who carried out the acquisition of the medical images is called as a radiologic technology, which is also known as radiographer, and the person who read or translates such images and does the filing of reports for their diagnosis and findings is called as the reporting radiographer or the diagnostic radiologist. Typically, the imaging exams are being stored directly on the PACS or the picture archiving and communication systems, which is defined as one of the medical imaging technology that can provide convenient access and economical storage to the images obtained from the different kinds of modalities such as the imaging techniques. In this modern day and age, a lot of new and efficient technologies were being produced by the scientists and inventors which can be very beneficial to all kinds of professionals, and one of their products that they have provided specifically to the hospitals and health care providers is the RIS or radiology information system. RIS, which is short for radiology information system, is considered, nowadays, as the core system for the electronic management of the departments of imaging in each and every hospitals, clinics and health care centers. Radiology information system is basically an electronic health record system that is specialized for radiology, and it is also considered as a computer database that can help in manipulating, tracking and distribute any imagery and data of their patients. This certain system works by merging and integrating multiple functions into a single comprehensive system, and with that it can avoid and eliminate any redundancies to happen thus, increase in accessibility and efficiency within the hospital or clinic takes place. The different kinds of features of radiology information system includes patient registration and scheduling, interface with modality through work-list, radiology department workflow management, request and document scanning, reporting and printout, result delivery such as faxing and e-mailing of medical or clinical reports, interactive documents, patient tracking, modality and material management, technical files creation, PACS workflow, appointment booking, custom report creation, rule engines, billing, patient list management and result entry. There are basically four benefits that can be obtained by a health care provider, hospital and clinics upon the use of RIS, and those are better coordination of patient care, higher quality of patient care, higher cost of savings and efficiency, and a more accurate diagnoses and better health outcomes of the patient.