Attendings and trainees showed strong agreement when using the framework, experts explained Thursday in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.
Standardized reporting and communication could boost that figure much higher, researchers suggested in JACR.
Researchers with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel presented their work at the 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
More than 600,000 reports covering a five-year period showed widespread differences among individuals and subspecialities in how they convey uncertain findings.
Easy access to expert opinions led to patient management changes in more than half of cases and avoided a number of unnecessary imaging exams.
The tool successfully communicated nearly 100% of nonurgent follow-up recommendations at one Rhode Island health system.
Additional interpretations often improve diagnostic accuracy and patient care, but not when they fall by the wayside, authors explained in AJR.
COVID-19 is causing a work-from-home revolution, but imaging experts say maintaining appropriate in-house staff is crucial going forward.
The ACR, RSNA and AAPM are all participating in the project, with funding coming from an agreement between the National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago, the groups announced recently.
The multicenter COVID-19 Observational Study, or CORAL, will take an epidemiological approach to investigating the novel virus, the ACR announced Monday.
Experts from the Netherlands first introduced their COVID-19 Reporting and Data System back in April.
The deep learning hybrid may particularly help less-experienced readers or trainees spot subtle femoral neck breaks, experts wrote in the Journal of Digital Imaging.