Structured reporting of pelvic MRI leads to better treatment planning of uterine leiomyomas.

11 Jun 2018

Over the years, the role of the radiologist within the multidisciplinary team has evolved remarkably, with imaging providing crucial information for patient management. Through close collaboration with referring clinicians, most radiology practices now strive for their radiology reports to provide the maximum value for individualized patient care [1]. Therefore, the development of structured radiology reports has gained impetus as an essential tool towards delivering personalized medicine. In fact, structured report templates provide a platform for potentially providing clear, concise, consistent and actionable reports that can assist the referring clinician in triaging the patient to appropriate treatment [1]. The key to adding value to radiology reporting lies in the disease-specific structured reports that are developed by radiologists in collaboration with the clinical management team. However, in the era of increasing workload, the balance between a succinct, generic structured report and a time-consuming disease-specific report is important.