||The Results section contains the results of observations generated by laboratories,
imaging procedures, and other procedures. The scope includes observations such as
hematology, chemistry, serology, virology, toxicology, microbiology, plain x-ray,
ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography, echocardiography, nuclear medicine, pathology, and
observations. The section often includes notable results such as abnormal values or
relevant trends, and could contain all results for the period of time being documented.
Laboratory results are typically generated by laboratories providing analytic services
in areas such as chemistry, hematology, serology, histology, cytology, anatomic pathology,
microbiology, and/or virology. These observations are based on analysis of specimens
obtained from the patient and submitted to the laboratory.
Imaging results are typically generated by a clinician reviewing the output of an
imaging procedure, such as where a cardiologist reports the left ventricular ejection
based on the review of a cardiac echocardiogram.
Procedure results are typically generated by a clinician to provide more granular
information about component observations made during a procedure, such as where a
gastroenterologist reports the size of a polyp observed during a colonoscopy.