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== Background ==
== Background ==
* [[RSNA Reporting Committee Plan - 2008]]
* [[RSNA Reporting Committee Plan]]
* [http://radiology.rsna.org/content/252/3/852 Towards best practices in radiology reporting], a committee position paper
* [http://radiology.rsna.org/content/252/3/852 Towards best practices in radiology reporting], a committee position paper

Revision as of 12:42, 16 June 2016

RSNA's Radiology Report Templates

The RSNA Reporting Committee is pleased to announce the availability of more than 200 best-practices radiology report templates. We hope you will take the time to download and review these templates for use in your practice, and to encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Stay Informed: Join the RSNA Reporting Forum Mailing List

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


  • A brief article in the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) Quarterly newsletter


  • 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 are available.
  • October 2010: A proposal to develop a template exchange profile was approved by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). This profile will enable radiologists to download templates from a template library directly into their favorite reporting system. It also will facilitate the vendor independent migration of templates between reporting systems.

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. The College of American Pathologists offers their "Electronic Cancer Checklists" (eCC) using the RELAX-NG language for XML documents.


We are constructing a bibliography of structured reporting in radiology.