Journal article

Audit of CT reporting standards in cases of intracerebral haemorrhage at a comprehensive stroke centre in Australia

Christen D Barras, Hamed Asadi, Pramit M Phal, Brian M Tress, Stephen M Davis, Patricia M Desmond

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Multiple CT-derived biomarkers that are predictive of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) growth and outcome have been described in the literature, but the extent to which these appear in imaging reports of ICH is unknown. The aim of this retrospective process audit was to determine which of the known predictors of ICH outcome was recorded in reports of the disease, with a view to providing reporting recommendations, as appropriate. METHOD: We examined the initial CT report of patients diagnosed with ICH presenting to a metropolitan comprehensive stroke centre and meeting inclusion criteria during the audit period between 1 March 2013 and 28 February 2014. Each report was assessed ..

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