An Imaging Service Request is a set of one or more Requested Procedures selected from a list of Procedure Types. An Imaging Service Request is submitted by one authorized imaging service requester to one authorized imaging service provider in the context of one Service Episode. An Imaging Service Request includes pertinent specific and general information. Each instance of an Imaging Service Request carries the information common to one or more Requested Procedures requested at the same moment. An Imaging Service Request may be associated with one or more Visits that occur within the same Service Episode. The existence of an Imaging Service Request will typically result in the creation of one or more Imaging Service Reports and the distribution of Imaging Service Reports to one or more destinations.
In the context of the Modality Worklist the information provided by the Imaging Service Request aims at performing one or more imaging procedures, i.e. at acquiring new images. In the context of the General Purpose Worklist the information provided by the Imaging Service Request supports a more general kind of request, e.g. reporting, requesting an image processing procedure on an existing examination, etc.