Structured Reporting in the Academic Setting: What the Referring Clinician Wants.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May;15(5):772-775. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.12.031. Epub 2018 Mar 2. Lather JD1, Che Z2, Saltzman B3, Bieszczad J4.
Both accurate interpretation and effective communication of imaging findings are key facets to the practice of radiology, and excellent patient care can only be realized when both aspects are achieved. There is a strict, standardized approach toward obtaining competency during residency, as set forth by the ACGME. However, this approach does not extend to quality communication of information, which is only as effective as the system that conveys it—the radiologist’s report.