You recommend a workup on a patient and she does not come back. It is a BIRADS 0 and it is just sitting there. Do you just leave it?
Depends where you work. We make reasonable efforts to track the patient and note our efforts on the PACS. If our efforts are unsuccessful we notify the referring MD by letter and if the BIRADS 0 is still there after 6 months we make an addendum to the report to say just what transpired. Don't just leave your BIRADS 0 uncompleted. Its poor medicine and a legal hazard.