Aims and objectives
Several studies have already shown the advantages of radiological structured report (STR) .
To the best of our knowledge,
no studies have been published about STR for chest Computed Tomography (CT) in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
We aimed to compare two STR modelsfor chestCT in patients with CF to the CF-CT scoring system andto determine the best STR models based on the feedbacks obtained both from radiologists and pulmonologists.
Methods and materials
A radiologist and a pulmonologist from 17 international CF centers were recruited to test 2 STR models (STR1,
STR1 model is represented intable 1,
2 and 3; STR2 model is represented in table 4 and 5.
Each radiologist reported 20 CF-CT scans using STR1,
STR2 and his/her own standard Free Text Reporting (FTR) approach.10 scans were repeated twice to assess intra-observer variability.
Each pulmonologist compared the information obtained from FTR,
STR1 and STR2.
Both the radiologist and...
Questionnaires: STR is barely used by radiologists (18%) and pulmonologists (13%),
although 94% of radiologists and 73% pulmonologists were in favor to use STR in the clinic.Radiologists preferred STR2 because simpler and faster to complete,
while pulmonologists preferred STR1 because more complete and clear. Comparison between FTR and STR1/STR2: Comparing FTR and STRs,
site of the worst BE (p<0.001),
BE extension (p<0.001),
ground glass opacityextension (p=0.029),
mucus plugging pattern...
Our study demonstrated that the application of STR in clinical practice improves radiological reporting,
particularly it reduces the number of missing information compared to FTR. Since both STR models are characterized by a strong positive correlation with CF-CT score,
STR can provide semi-quantitative data in order to monitor CF pulmonary disease directly from the radiology reports. STR1 turned out to be the best STR model for completeness and clarity,
while STR2 for concision and...
Barattin School of Medicine and Surgery,University of Padua - Italy Phone: +39 3386579933 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CF SCIRBER CONSORTIUM: Michael Fayon (Pneumologist),Gael Dournes (Radiologist).
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux/France Pierre-Régis Burgel (Pneumologist),Guillaume Chassagnon (Radiologist).
Hopital Cochin/France Malena Cohen Cymberknoh (Pneumologist),Natalia Simanovski (Radiologist).
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center/Isreael Dario Prais...
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