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Health Management

Structured Reporting in Cancer Imaging: Reaching the Quality Dimension in Communication

2016 05 Jan

Medical imaging is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role at many points in the cancer patient journey, from early detection as part of screening through to survivorship and/or end of life care.  Reliance on imaging to contribute to decision making is substantive; a review of Cancer Care Ontario’s Lung Diagnostic Pathway revealed 22 touch points... Read more

IMAGING Management

#UKRC2015: Simple Solutions for Voice Recognition Errors

2015 29 Jun

Voice recognition is a key element of the digitised radiology workflow. However, voice recognition errors do happen. The extent of VR errors and suggestions for improvement were the subject of two presentations at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool this week. John O Airlie, NHS Borders, reported on a retrospective audit he did on the accuracy of voice recognition... Read more

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#RSNA14: Improved Turnaround Time with Subspecialty Reporting

2014 06 Dec

Introduction of subspecialised radiology reporting led to a 15 percent improvement in report turnaround time in one Swiss hospital, according to a study presented by Thomas Boehm, MD, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Short turnaround times (TAT) of radiology reports are essential for optimising patient... Read more

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MIR 2014: Calling In Critical Findings

2014 12 Oct

The importance of communicating critical and incidental findings as soon as possible is not in dispute. The radiologist’s responsibility does not end with the report, and he/she has a duty to communicate findings to referring clinicians. As it is, failure to communicate appropriately is the second most common reason for malpractice actions against radiologists... Read more

Health Management

Teleradiology: Measuring Quality Aspects

2013 28 Nov

Author Dr . Neelam Dugar Consultant Radiologist Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust Doncaster, UK [email protected]   Key Points Radiology report quality is integral to patient care; Standards of radiology report quality must be defined; Teleradiology and local radiology... Read more