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J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Apr;10(4):268-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2012.09.025. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

From guidelines to practice: how reporting templates promote the use of radiology practice guidelines.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. kahn@mcw.edu


Radiology practice guidelines have been developed to help radiologists achieve quality and safety in their clinical practice. One means to promote the use of practice guidelines in radiology is through the wider use of reporting templates, also known as "structured reporting." This article presents specific examples in which radiology reporting templates can promote adherence to guidelines, gather data for quality improvement efforts, and facilitate compliance with performance incentive programs.

Copyright © 2013 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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