"Step Up to Bat and Practice Dictating Complex Cases: A Resident's Guide to Effective Reporting," a scientific poster presented at RSNA 2012, offers a quick primer on essentials of effective radiology reporting.
Radiologists are clinicians consultants. We direct clinical management based on our expert interpretation of patient images. Yet, in many cases, radiology reports may not reflect our clinical expertise. Common problems include overuse of vague terminology and omission of the impression. Addressing these flaws can go a long way toward meeting clinicians needs and improving patient care.