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Report Communication Standards

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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Good communication is essential in medicine, and particularly in radiology. Radiology is a supporting specialty with a mainly consultative function. The service rendered by radiologists can be roughly divided into two distinct but inseparable parts: analyzing the images on the one hand, and reporting the findings on the other. The radiology report is the core of the communication by the radiologist (Flanders and Lakhani 2012), and in a way our product, the end stage of the workflow.

Abbreviations

ACR

American College of Radiology

ANCR

Automated critical test result notification system

DICOM

Digital imaging and communications in medicine

EHR

Electronic health record

ESR

European society of radiology

HIS

Hospital information system

NLP

Natural language processing

PACS

Picture archiving and communication system

RIS

Radiology information system

SNOMED-CT

Systematized nomenclature of medicine—clinical terms

SR

Structured reporting

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vice-president of EUSOMIIRadiologist, H. HartziekenhuisFlandersBelgium
  2. 2.Staff RadiologistGhent University HospitalFlandersBelgium
  3. 3.Visiting Professor, Ghent UniversityFlandersBelgium
  4. 4.Visiting Lecturer, University of AntwerpFlandersBelgium

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