• Informatics
  • Who's Using RadLex?

  • RadLex continues to grow, both in the breadth of its coverage and in the range of its use. Currently, there are 30,501 instances in RadLex. These represent all the terms, whether primary, synonyms, or foreign equivalents. There are also 834 instances of matching concepts from other ontologies. German and Portuguese translations of RadLex are now available.

    RadLex is currently being used by RSNA MIRC, myRSNA and reporting committee projects, as well as numerous outside services and applications.

    Commercial reporting/decision support systems (currently using) 

    • iVirtuoso YottaLook.com
    • M*Modal/GE Healthcare
    • Averbis Medical Language Technology
    • Oracle Corporation
    • Primordial
    • Siemens Research
    • Philips Research 

    Commercial reporting/decision support systems (expressed interest) 

    • Commissure RadWhere™ 
    • StructuRad ReportNow™ 
    • Goldminer™ 
    • Fuji Medical Systems

    Teaching file software (currently using or expressed interest) 

    • RadScope
    • RadPix
    • MyPACS.net
    • American Board of Radiology

    Publishers (currently using or expressed interest) 

    • Elsevier RadConsult™ 
    • Amirsys Inc. StatDx™ 

    Imaging Clinical trials (currently using or expressed interest) 

    • National Cancer Institute cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (NCI-caBIG)
    • NCI National Cancer Imaging Archive (NCIA)
    • caBIG Annotation and Imaging Markup (AIM) standard
    • American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) 

    Pharmaceutical industry (currently using or expressed interest) 

    • GlaxoSmithKline 

    Government agencies 

    • Department of Defense
    • Veterans Administration

    Relationships to Other Scientific Communities 

    • Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN)
    • Brinkley NCBO collaborating R01 (Created a combined RadLex FMA view for annotating abdominal images).
    • Gottleib Rochester Consortium/Imaging Response Assessment Teams (IRAT)
    • The RadLex Playbook will be incorporated into the Ontology of Biomedical Investigations 


    • German translation (Dirk Marwede, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany)
    • Spanish and Portuguese translations: Andre Castilla, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Royal College of Radiology, UK 

    Professional and Standards Organizations (in addition to radiology subspecialties) 

    • American College of Radiology (ACR Index, possibly BI-RADS)
    • College of American Pathologists (SNOMED-CT)
    • DICOM (cooperation with WG8)
    • HL7 (RadLex registered in the OID Registry and assigned the Pending OID of 2.16.840.1.113883.6.256)
    • National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)—RadLex available in Bioportal 
    • Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)