In the management of several abdominal disorders, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to significantly improve patient's outcome due to its diagnostic accuracy leading to more appropriate treatment choice. However, its clinical value heavily relies on the quality and quantity of diagnostic information that radiologists manage to convey through their reports. To solve issues such as ambiguity and lack of comprehensiveness that can occur with conventional narrative reports, the adoption of structured reporting has been proposed. Using a checklist and standardized lexicon, structured reports are designed to increase clarity while assuring that all key imaging findings related to a specific disorder are included. Unfortunately, structured reports have their limitations too, such as risk of undue report simplification and poor template plasticity. Their adoption is also far from widespread, and probably the ideal balance between radiologist autonomy and report consistency of has yet to be found. In this article, we aimed to provide an overview of structured reporting proposals for abdominal MRI and of works assessing its value in comparison to conventional free-text reporting. While for several abdominal disorders there are structured templates that have been endorsed by scientific societies and their adoption might be beneficial, stronger evidence confirming their imperativeness and added value in terms of clinical practice is needed, especially regarding the improvement of patient outcome.

State of the art in abdominal MRI structured reporting: a review / Stanzione, Arnaldo; Boccadifuoco, Francesca; Cuocolo, Renato; Romeo, Valeria; Mainenti, Pier Paolo; Brunetti, Arturo; Maurea, Simone. - In: ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 2366-004X. - 46:(2021), pp. 1218-1228. [10.1007/s00261-020-02744-8]

State of the art in abdominal MRI structured reporting: a review

Stanzione, Arnaldo;Boccadifuoco, Francesca;Cuocolo, Renato
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Romeo, Valeria;Mainenti, Pier Paolo;Brunetti, Arturo;Maurea, Simone
2021

Abstract

In the management of several abdominal disorders, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to significantly improve patient's outcome due to its diagnostic accuracy leading to more appropriate treatment choice. However, its clinical value heavily relies on the quality and quantity of diagnostic information that radiologists manage to convey through their reports. To solve issues such as ambiguity and lack of comprehensiveness that can occur with conventional narrative reports, the adoption of structured reporting has been proposed. Using a checklist and standardized lexicon, structured reports are designed to increase clarity while assuring that all key imaging findings related to a specific disorder are included. Unfortunately, structured reports have their limitations too, such as risk of undue report simplification and poor template plasticity. Their adoption is also far from widespread, and probably the ideal balance between radiologist autonomy and report consistency of has yet to be found. In this article, we aimed to provide an overview of structured reporting proposals for abdominal MRI and of works assessing its value in comparison to conventional free-text reporting. While for several abdominal disorders there are structured templates that have been endorsed by scientific societies and their adoption might be beneficial, stronger evidence confirming their imperativeness and added value in terms of clinical practice is needed, especially regarding the improvement of patient outcome.
2021
State of the art in abdominal MRI structured reporting: a review / Stanzione, Arnaldo; Boccadifuoco, Francesca; Cuocolo, Renato; Romeo, Valeria; Mainenti, Pier Paolo; Brunetti, Arturo; Maurea, Simone. - In: ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 2366-004X. - 46:(2021), pp. 1218-1228. [10.1007/s00261-020-02744-8]
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