Radiological Reporting in Clinical Practice
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This book suggests a shared methodology to uniform as much as possible the way of writing a radiologic report - how to most effectively communicate the results of an examination. The important role played by language also from a legal-forensic point of view is also considered. In this book, theoretical knowledge is transferred to everyday clinical practice. With its easy to use didactic text, it is the perfect tool for radiologists in a very accessible format.
least one hopes so. The doctor became a doctor by deliberately studying medicine and then deciding to sit for competition exams or obtain qualifications to enter the profession. There was no obligation to do so; the intent was to try to do something for somebody else. By doing so, the doctor becomes responsible. However, it is not only the initial choice of becoming the cause of effects for other people that makes the doctor responsible, but also the excess of power the doctor wields. The doctor
acceptability, but they can also be detrimental if the radiologist has the skill to produce better reports. It is a little like the political marks required by students during the legendary season of 1968: it does not penalize mediocrity, but neither does it reward skill. In other words, it flattens. FOLLOW-UP AND ADDITIONAL EXAMS There are, however, other types of reports that highlight the radiologist’s sensitivity and give it a predominant role. In follow-up and additional exams, the
heart failure. aThorax X-ray, frontal projection. b Thorax X-ray, lateral projection 72 RADIOLOGICAL REPORTING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE are less visible or at the limits of visibility, to the extent that – in prevention programs, in particular (neoplasia of the breast, lung, colon, etc.) – it is necessary to utilize computer supports (CAD). This approach also – different patient and user semiotics – bears out the fact that the patient report must be drawn up in a different way from the user
activity Fig. 54. Architecture of the cognitive system Information from environment 94 RADIOLOGICAL REPORTING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE tention, with the role of a symbolic calculating processor and of problem representation. The cognitive process as described is initiated by information collected from the environment by means of the sensory receptors and transmitted to the working memory, which calculates it symbolically and formulates the problem. It is then passed on to the long-term memory,
Essentials”, December 1, 2006; http://www.healthimaging.com/content/view/5425/110/). However, these innovations are yet to hit mainstream radiology reporting environments. Historically, reporting was a dictation-based activity that found the radiologist reviewing images on a light box and dictating into a microphone and a tape-based recording device. This audio recording would be carried to the transcriptionist who would have to be physically located nearby to receive the tape. The report would