Adding Value in Radiology Reporting

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Abstract

The major goal of the radiology report is to deliver timely, accurate, and actionable information to the patient care team and the patient. Structured reporting offers multiple advantages over traditional free-text reporting, including reduction in diagnostic error, comprehensiveness, adherence to national consensus guidelines, revenue capture, data collection, and research. Various technological innovations enhance integration of structured reporting into everyday clinical practice. This review discusses the benefits of innovations in radiology reporting to the clinical decision process, the patient experience, the cost of imaging, and the overall contributions to the health of the population. Future directions, including the use of artificial intelligence, are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Common data elements
  • radiology reporting
  • report quality
  • structured reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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