Using the System
In an emergency, you can start a study without entering patient data. During an emergency
study, the system provides a temporary ID for image acquisition and report editing. You should
change the temporary ID to correct the patient data before you end the study. Otherwise, the
temporary ID is the only identifier for that study.
Use the temporary ID feature to start an exam quickly. This feature allows you to perform an
exam without first entering patient data. When you select this feature, the system enters
unique, temporary placeholders for the patient's last name and ID. Using the temporary ID
feature allows you to perform an exam as you would normally.
When you use the temporary ID workflow, images can be sent to a PACS or to a DICOM printer
before entering actual patient data, if the system is configured to send or print images as you
For an exam started with a temporary ID, edit patient data before ending the exam. After the
exam is ended, you cannot change patient data. When the patient data is changed, all images
are automatically resent to any local printers that they were previously sent to. If your system is
connected to a DICOM Worklist Server, you can load patient data to replace the temporary ID
If you have configured a DICOM performed-procedure-step-server, PPS messages are sent for
the temporary ID. If you have configured a PPS server, PPS discontinue messages are sent for
the temporary ID if you edit the patient data before you end the exam.
Starting Emergency Studies
In an emergency, you can use the temporary ID feature to start an exam without first having to
enter patient data. Just click Use Temporary ID after you acquire an image.
You can create a temporary ID when starting a protocol, printing, acquiring an image, or saving
1. Touch Patient and then click Use Temporary ID.
2. Click Done.
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