The need for structured reporting in diagnostic radiology is becoming paramount as electronic medical records evolve worldwide (1-3).
attempts to develop structured reporting solutions have not been widely adopted due to the tedious and time-consuming nature of how a radiologist must interact with these systems (4-5).
We introduce a new multimedia structured reporting system,
which allows a radiologist to view and speak naturally about image findings while...
Methods and Materials
We developed a client-server software solution that allows a radiologist to record key image findings from any picture archiving and communication system (PACS) or advanced imaging workstation while he or she dictates descriptions of those findings.
The ViSion client software runs in parallel with any PACS or advanced imaging software that operates on a computer workstation using the Windows® operating system (Figure 2).
As a radiologist identifies image findings,
ViSion provides a simple solution for structured reporting that can be used worldwide and applied to multiple medical disciplines.
ViSion’s fundamental concept of linking “image findings” supports many advanced applications including quantitative disease assessment,
electronic notification of critical results,
and data mining of structured radiologic information.
The adoption of structured reporting is essential to transforming radiology from a qualitative to quantitative process.
ViSion offers a unique solution for creating multimedia structured reports with worldwide potential due to its ability to operate in multiple languages and to support advanced applications that will add value to the radiologist’s role in the healthcare enterprise.
The radiology report of the future.
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Improving communication of diagnostic radiology findings through structured reporting.
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http://www.rsna.org/Reporting_Initiative.aspx. Accessed January 27,
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Disclosure: David J.
is the founder,
and a major stockholder of VisionSR which has an option agreement with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to license the ViSion technology for commercialization.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology,
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center,
MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology,
UT MD Anderson Cancer...