Guided Reporting –
Radiologists love to explore and examine images, “Reading out” and analyzing their information is a beautiful yet challenging task. But there is a fly in the ointment: the documentation. RadioReport® will revolutionize the future of reporting.
The Weaknesses Of Current Reporting
While so-called free-text dictation may appear fast, studies show that an MRI report takes, an average of 17.4 minutes to complete1. Over the years, the time to perform a scan has become much shorter than the time required to complete the report.
And the time problem is compounded by a quality problem. Studies have shown high inter-radiologist variation for the same image datasets.2
In addition, referring physicians complain that the traditional reports created by dictation are not always satisfactory.3 The lack of standardization means that efficient data collection and analysis is not possible.
Guided Reporting – making thought processes a reality
Key to the development of Guided Reporting was the idea of analyzing and digitally mapping the thought patterns of experienced radiologists. This resulted in a software product that is designed to simplify and accelerate the reporting process with as many tools as possible. The guided assessment should benefit both inexperienced residents as well as experienced experts and patients.
Guided Reporting can be thought of as a virtual interview assistant guiding the radiologist in a seamless workflow along an almost perfect decision tree to the final report. Pinpoint information, graphical selection tools and required fields help the radiologist along the pathway. The end result is a complete, structured and standardized report in a short and clear language – created and printed with just one mouse click.
- Cowan, I.A., MacDonald, S.L. and Floyd, R.A. (2013), Measuring radiologist reporting times. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 57: 558-566. doi:10.1111/1754-9485.12092
- Herzog R et al. Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI on the same patient within a 3-week period. Spine J 2017;17:554-561
- Sahni VA et al. Impact of a Structured Report Template on the Quality of MRI Reports for Rectal Cancer Staging. AJR 2015;205:584–588.
RadioReport® revolutionizes reporting
We have mapped the thought processes of experienced radiologists to produce RadioReport®. Starting from anatomy instead of pathology, the software guides you like a virtual interviewer to the final report.
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