Aims and objectives
Structured reporting is essential for the creation of data that can be mined for healthcare outcomes.
The primary reason cited for MD Anderson Cancer Center's failure to create an"Oncology Expert Advisor"using IBM's Watson was the lack of structured data contained in the electronic health record [1,2]. Structured reporting in diagnostic radiology has existed in various forms for decades.
In 1976 Wheeler reported on the Johns Hopkins Radiology Reporting System that required users to point at...
Methods and materials
Our initial development of a multimedia structured reporting system,
as presented at the ECR 2013,
utilized a system of pull-down menus,
check boxesand data entry fields to create structured data (figures 1-4) . The systemoperated as follows: Records key images and voice descriptions that are transcribed to text Tags images with metadata referenced to the SNOMED-CT ontology Assembles a multimedia report with related information from serial exams arranged in timelines. During the past year...
The reporting system is deployed in clinical trials at an academic medical center.The NLP engine labels image findings with a high-degree of accuracy,
but when it fails to find an exact match,
the system presents the radiologist with a list of potential matches from which the radiologist can perform final editing. Initial labeling failures were attributed to incompleteness of the ontology which were corrected during development.
the phrase "left gastric lymph node" yielded...
The integration of NLP into a hybrid structured reporting process allows radiologists to practice naturally (i.e.,
identifying and describing findings) while simultaneously and unobtrusively generating structured data,
thus enhancing the user experience and advancing the radiologist's contribution to the healthcare enterprise.
Disclosure: David J.
Vining is the founder and CEO of VisionSR,
which has licensed intellectual property from the Unversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center related to the ViSion TM multimedia structured reporting technology. For more information,
please contact: David J.
MD Email: email@example.com or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.visionsr.com Video demonstration:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc1UEQVqGC4
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