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The RSNA has established a [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00467300 Radiology Reporting Committee] to identify and promote "best practices" in radiology reporting.  The Committee, part of the [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=C0002103 Radiology Informatics Committee], includes radiologists and imaging informatics experts.  The Reporting Committee is closely linked to RSNA's [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00411664 Quality Improvement Committee] and [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00318446 RadLex® Steering Committee].
 
The RSNA has established a [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00467300 Radiology Reporting Committee] to identify and promote "best practices" in radiology reporting.  The Committee, part of the [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=C0002103 Radiology Informatics Committee], includes radiologists and imaging informatics experts.  The Reporting Committee is closely linked to RSNA's [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00411664 Quality Improvement Committee] and [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00318446 RadLex® Steering Committee].
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== Stay Informed: Join the RSNA Reporting Forum ==
 
== Stay Informed: Join the RSNA Reporting Forum ==
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* A [http://radiology.rsna.org/cgi/content/abstract/253/1/74 randomized trial] to evaluate an early structured reporting system and an [http://radiology.rsna.org/cgi/content/full/253/1/23 accompanying editorial]
 
* A [http://radiology.rsna.org/cgi/content/abstract/253/1/74 randomized trial] to evaluate an early structured reporting system and an [http://radiology.rsna.org/cgi/content/full/253/1/23 accompanying editorial]
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== Progress ==
 
== Progress ==
  
* June 2008: RSNA convened a workshop to plan the future of radiology reporting.  More than 50 radiologists, medical informatics specialists, and representatives of cardiology, oncology, and pathology participated.  Consensus was reached on a [[Standard Radiology Report Headings|global template for diagnostic radiology reports]], including standardized radiology report headings.
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* June 2008: RSNA convened a <B>workshop</B> to plan the future of radiology reporting.  More than 50 radiologists, medical informatics specialists, and representatives of cardiology, oncology, and pathology participated.  Consensus was reached on a [[Standard Radiology Report Headings|global template for diagnostic radiology reports]], including standardized radiology report headings.
  
 
* November 2008: In conjunction with the [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00411664 RSNA Quality Improvement Committee], developed a [[:Media:Critical_Results_Template.doc | standardized template for documenting communication of critical test results]].  
 
* November 2008: In conjunction with the [http://www.rsna.org/About/whoswho/committees/index.cfm?c=00411664 RSNA Quality Improvement Committee], developed a [[:Media:Critical_Results_Template.doc | standardized template for documenting communication of critical test results]].  
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* March 2009: Formed 13 [[Template Development Subcommittees|subcommittees]] to create templates for specific clinical areas in collaboration with subspecialty professional organizations.
 
* March 2009: Formed 13 [[Template Development Subcommittees|subcommittees]] to create templates for specific clinical areas in collaboration with subspecialty professional organizations.
  
* May 2009:  Held an industry forum for radiology reporting vendors, attended by 20 vendor representatives.  Slide presentations from that meeting can be found [[Slides From Reporting Industry Forum|here]].
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* May 2009:  Conducted an <B>industry forum</B> for radiology reporting vendors, attended by 20 vendor representatives.  Slide presentations from that meeting can be found [[Slides From Reporting Industry Forum|here]].
  
 
* December 2009:  Planned availability of a small RSNA library of structured reporting templates, freely available for downloading and use.
 
* December 2009:  Planned availability of a small RSNA library of structured reporting templates, freely available for downloading and use.
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== Information for Reporting Template Developers ==
 
== Information for Reporting Template Developers ==
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* [[Example reporting template]] -- Lung nodule CT exam.
 
* [[Example reporting template]] -- Lung nodule CT exam.
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== Technical Resources ==
 
== Technical Resources ==
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* [[Reporting template metadata]].  These data are used to index entries in the library of reporting templates.
 
* [[Reporting template metadata]].  These data are used to index entries in the library of reporting templates.
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== References ==
 
== References ==
  
 
We are constructing a [[bibliography]] of structured reporting in radiology.
 
We are constructing a [[bibliography]] of structured reporting in radiology.

Revision as of 15:40, 14 November 2009

The RSNA has established a Radiology Reporting Committee to identify and promote "best practices" in radiology reporting. The Committee, part of the Radiology Informatics Committee, includes radiologists and imaging informatics experts. The Reporting Committee is closely linked to RSNA's Quality Improvement Committee and RadLex® Steering Committee.


Stay Informed: Join the RSNA Reporting Forum

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates on the activities of the RSNA Reporting initiative, please join the RSNA Reporting Forum.


Background


Progress

  • June 2008: RSNA convened a workshop to plan the future of radiology reporting. More than 50 radiologists, medical informatics specialists, and representatives of cardiology, oncology, and pathology participated. Consensus was reached on a global template for diagnostic radiology reports, including standardized radiology report headings.
  • March 2009: Formed 13 subcommittees to create templates for specific clinical areas in collaboration with subspecialty professional organizations.
  • May 2009: Conducted an industry forum for radiology reporting vendors, attended by 20 vendor representatives. Slide presentations from that meeting can be found here.
  • December 2009: Planned availability of a small RSNA library of structured reporting templates, freely available for downloading and use.


Information for Reporting Template Developers

The information below is presented to aid radiologists and others who are developing reporting templates.


Technical Resources

  • RSNA RadLex radiology vocabulary. Terms in reporting templates will be mapped to RadLex and other controlled vocabularies.
  • Synoptic Reporting code site. We plan to adapt the RELAX-NG coding framework, developed by the College of American Pathologists, for use in radiology reporting.


References

We are constructing a bibliography of structured reporting in radiology.