All about Radiology Information Systems One of the special field of study in the medical world is radiology, and it is basically the use of medical imaging to treat, identify and diagnose certain kinds of diseases and illnesses that may be seen within the body of the patient who have undergone certain techniques of imaging. The different kinds of imaging techniques for radiology includes nuclear medicine like positron emission tomography or PET for short, MRI or magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray radiography, ultrasound and CT or computed tomography scan. In the hospital setting, the health care provider who provides primary care to patients, who is also known as the clinician or physician is the one who request and ask for the imaging procedure to be done to the patient, which can either be emergently or routinely done, and the one who does the procedure of the acquisition of medical images is called as the radiographer or the radiologic technologists, while the one who reads and interprets the said and images, as the same time files the report of their finding and diagnosis is the reporting radiographer or the diagnostic radiologist. The imaging exams are typically stored on the PACS or short for picture archiving and communication systems, which is one of the medical imaging technology that provides convenience of access and economical storage to the images from different kinds of modalities and imaging techniques done by the health care professionals. In this modern era, most of the hospitals and medical centers and clinics are making use of the different technologies invented by the scientist and inventors that can be provide them the convenience and lighter workload on their duties and responsibilities as professionals in the medical world, and one of the most popular technology, nowadays, is the radiology information system or RIS for short. RIS or radiology information system, is basically one of the products of modernization, and it became the core system for the electronic management of each and every imaging departments. 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. The specific system may work by integrating and merging a variety of functions into a single system of comprehension and with that is can eliminate and avoid any occurrence of redundancies and can increase the efficiency and accessibility of a clinic and hospital. There are several features that are being supported by the RIS and that includes patient list management, result entry, 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 and billing. The benefits that the health care provider and the hospital or clinic may obtain upon using the RIS includes obtaining a more accurate diagnoses and better health outcomes, better coordination of patient care, higher quality of patient care, and higher cost of savings and efficiency.