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Inexperienced clinicians can extract pathoanatomic information from MRI narrative reports with high reproducibility for use in research/quality assurance.

Peter Kent, Andrew M Briggs, Hanne B Albert, Andreas Byrhagen, Christian Hansen, Karina Kjaergaard, Tue S Jensen

Chiropr Man Therap | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although reproducibility in reading MRI images amongst radiologists and clinicians has been studied previously, no studies have examined the reproducibility of inexperienced clinicians in extracting pathoanatomic information from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) narrative reports and transforming that information into quantitative data. However, this process is frequently required in research and quality assurance contexts. The purpose of this study was to examine inter-rater reproducibility (agreement and reliability) among an inexperienced group of clinicians in extracting spinal pathoanatomic information from radiologist-generated MRI narrative reports. METHODS: Twenty MRI nar..

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