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Items tagged “reporting tips”

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Reporting tips for aortic aneurysms

When issuing an MRI or CT report on a patient with an aortic aneurysm, whether it be thoracic or abdominal, a number of features should be mentioned to aid the referring clinician in managing the patient. Reporting tips for aortic aneurysms include 1,2: size and shape sac dimensions (outer su...
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CT in practice

Computed tomography (CT) is the most commonly used cross sectional imaging tool. This is a starting page for some general articles about CT: evolution of CT scanners CT protocol standardized reports review areas computed tomography (physics) high resolution CT dual energy CT clinical ap...
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CT head (standard report)

A CT head standard report may not be applicable in all situations, but gives an idea of some of the areas to cover when reporting a CT head. Standardized reports are controversial and should be used with caution. Report Clinical details Headache with photophobia. Technique CT head without ...
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CT head

CT head (sometimes termed CT brain), refers to a computed tomography examination of the brain and surrounding cranial structures. It is most commonly performed as a noncontrast study, but the addition of a contrast-enhanced phase is performed for some indications. This article covers non-contra...
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Standardized reports

Standardized reports may be a helpful starting point for reporting examinations. However, with practice and confidence, breaking away from the standard report is possible and, in many cases, desirable. On the other hand in some instances standardized reports facilitate the creation of automated ...
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CT head (an approach)

The approach taken to interpreting a CT scan of the head is no doubt different depending on the circumstances and the reading clinician, however, most radiologists will go through the same steps, although order may vary. What follows is merely a suggested approach to interpreting a CT of the hea...
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CT polytrauma (technique)

CT polytrauma/multitrauma, also called trauma CT, whole body CT (WBCT) or panscan, is an increasingly used investigation in patients with multiple injuries sustained after significant trauma. Clinical assessment and mechanism of injury may underestimate injury severity by 30% 8. There is some e...
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The four "Ds" of radiology reporting

The four "Ds" of radiology reporting are the basic sequential tasks that a radiologist performs when reporting/reading a case, whether it be in training, the exam environment or in day-to-day clinical practice.  The 4 "Ds" Detect Describe Diagnosis or differential diagnoses Decision By sti...

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