The Radiology Report: A Guide to Thoughtful Communication for Radiologists and Other Medical Professionals

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov 2, 2015 - Communication - 254 pages
An essential resource for medical imaging professionals, this book provides everything you need to create exceptional radiology reports. In an accessible and informal style, one of the foremost experts on radiology reporting gives you practical tips for precise image interpretation and clear communication. This book should be required reading for radiologists in training, and is destined to become an indispensable part of every radiologist's library. Topics include: * The virtues of "normal" * How to say "I don't know" * Building a rhetorical foundation * Spatial relationships * Making recommendations * Suggesting clinical correlation * The hedge * Severity straddling * Size matters * Eponyms in radiology * A summary of reporting best practices * How speech recognition works * Optimizing your speech recognition * Templates and macros * The history of radiology reporting * Structured reporting case study * Structured reporting: what you can do today * Standard terminology for the radiology report * How to think about imaging information * Logic, probability, and the radiology report * Decision making in radiology * The radiology report in 2025

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