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Structured prostate MRI reporting: how and why


Over the past decade, the Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) has revolutionized the manner in which prostate cancer is screened for, detected, biopsied, and managed. The single greatest contribution of PI-RADS has been the standardization of interpretation and reporting of findings on MRI of the prostate. This standardization has led to the wide acceptance of the PI-RADS lexicon at a time when structured reporting templates are becoming more widespread in radiology and other medical fields. The author reviews the benefits of structured reporting templates with a focus on prostate MRI, prior studies on this topic, and details of a suggested template.

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Shaish, H. Structured prostate MRI reporting: how and why. Abdom Radiol 45, 3969–3973 (2020).

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  • Prostate cancer
  • MRI
  • Structured reporting templates