Journal article

Synoptic reporting of pituitary magnetic resonance imaging

Rana S Dhillon, James A King, Tony Goldschlager, Yi Yuen Wang



BACKGROUND: Pituitary adenomas are common, often asymptomatic tumours that are diagnosed incidentally by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. There is considerable variation in the reporting of pituitary MRI, in part because there is no consensus as to what information should be included in such reports. Synoptic reporting consists of using structured checklists to standardize communication. It has been adopted in the surgical pathology literature and more recently in the breast imaging field. The purpose of this study was to assess what parameters of a pituitary MRI report were useful to surgeons and in doing so, to propose a synoptic reporting template. METHODS: We used the Delph..

View full abstract


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Rana Dhillon has been the recipient of the Reg Worcester Research Fellowship administered by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Research Scholarship. The funds from these scholarships were not used to fund this research.