Common Data Elements in Head and Neck Radiology Reporting
Radiologists must convert the complex information in head and neck imaging into text reports that can be understood and used by clinicians, patients, and fellow radiologists for patient care, research, and quality initiatives. Common data elements in reporting, through use of defined questions with constrained answers and terminology, allow radiologists to incorporate best practice standards and improve communication of information regardless of individual reporting style. Use of common data elements for head and neck reporting has the potential to improve outcomes, reduce errors, and transition data consumption not only for humans but future machine learning systems.
Medical Subject Headings
Common Data Elements; Head and Neck Neoplasms (diagnostic imaging); Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (methods); Radiology Information Systems (standards); Tomography, X-Ray Computed (methods)
Neuroimaging clinics of North America
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Rajamohan, Anandh G.; Patel, Vishal; Sheikh-Bahaei, Nasim; Liu, Chia-Shang J.; Go, John L.; Kim, Paul E.; Gibbs, Wende; and Acharya, Jay, "Common Data Elements in Head and Neck Radiology Reporting" (2020). Neuroradiology. 13.