Book Chapter

Structured reporting: The value concept for radiologists

ME Heilbrun, J Cramer, BE Chapman

Medical Radiology | Medical Radiology | Published : 2018


Narrative reporting has been the mainstay of the radiologist’s work for as long as the domain of radiology has been in existence. Structured radiology reporting, containing coded and consistent information, will facilitate information exchange in the digital health record. This chapter will define structured reporting, review recent legislation that incentivizes structured reporting, and discuss the quality and value propositions that are supported by structured reporting. Constrained vocabularies and coded terminologies, including the American College of Radiology’s disease-specific Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (IRADS) and the Radiological Society of North America’s RadLex™, are descr..

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