PenRad MIS offers the PenSpeak dictation module, allowing recording of complicated studies or findings and tracking points for transcription. The radiologist’s voice is recorded through a hand-held Philips SpeechMike with convenient pause, record, fast forward and rewind buttons along with an integrated playback speaker to create a wave file. The file is then available for transcription on the network.
During the exam, if additional dictation is necessary, the radiologist taps the record button on the SpeechMike and the radiologist’s voice is automatically captured for transcription. The radiologist can playback or edit the recording at any time. A SpellCheck button is provided to ensure correct spelling.
PowerScribe® Connectivity Module
With the optional PowerScribe Connectivity Module, a PowerScribe Voice Recognition User Account can be enabled to be used with other radiology modalities and assist in creating the narrative reports within PenRad MIS. When the PowerScribe Connectivity module is activated, radiologists are paired to their PowerScribe User Accounts by entering their PowerScribe username and password in the PenRad MIS Radiologist Maintenance screens. As radiologists log on to PenRad MIS, their PowerScribe Account is activated as well, allowing them to convert voice to text within any of the PenRad Add Text screens. To use the PowerScribe Connectivity Module, both PenRad and PowerScribe need to be installed on the same PC .