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In Opposition to Standardized Templated Reporting

Published:April 05, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2019.03.007
      Tabled 1
      Indication: [Favor / Oppose] templated reports
      Methods: [250/500/750] words in an [editorial/original publication/short report/letter to the editor]
      Findings: [Better/Worse] Accuracy [Preferred/Not Preferred] by [radiologists/clinicians] Benefits of [check lists/ free text]
      Conclusion: I [support/oppose] standardized templated check-list reporting
      Radiation dosage: [None/< 5 mREM/5-10 mREM/ >10 mREM]
      Frankly I feel like the Renaissance man in penning this position paper in opposition to standardized templated reporting despite the fact that I am a hearty fan of my progressive counterpart, Adam Flanders, who supports the concept. The article in this issue by Weinberg et al. supports the use of structured reporting for post-op evaluation of brain tumors (
      • Gore A.
      • Hoch M.J.
      • Shu H.-K.G.
      • et al.
      Institutional implementation of a structured reporting system: oour experience with the brain tumor reporting and data system.
      ). However, strangely, this is an issue about which I have passionate opinions and would like to share them.

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      References

        • Gore A.
        • Hoch M.J.
        • Shu H.-K.G.
        • et al.
        Institutional implementation of a structured reporting system: oour experience with the brain tumor reporting and data system.
        Acad Radiol. 2019; 26
        • Kruskal J.
        • Norbash A.
        A call to action—our radiology chairs are burning out.
        Acad Radiol. 2019; 26