EDITOR'S CHOICE

By Dr AW Olthof and Dr PMA van Ooijen


Whether the underlying motivation is simply helping the patient, making intellectually satisfying and sophisticated reports, or just making money, a radiology
report that adds value to the overall process is indispensable. Peer review is a tool that can significantly help to improve the quality of radiology reporting.
This article describes the basic rationale behind peer review and discusses the development and implementation of a peer review function integrated in a
PACS system.




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By Dr JM Dora, Dr CS Faccin and Prof. S Fogliatto


The ever-increasing demand for imaging studies is a problem faced by all healthcare providers worldwide. Optimization of radiology productivity is therefore a
major priority, and should be approached by multi-targeted initiatives. Control and improvement of radiologists’ reporting times (RRTs) is key for increasing radiology productivity. 


However, as the complexity of imaging studies varies according to the radiologic modality used and the anatomical region studied, there is a need for
methods that normalize radiologist work according to these variables. In this paper we highlight the need for contextualized methods to monitor radiologists’ productivity and workload as a means for planning and managing a radiology area.


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By Dr JA Stephenson , Dr Y Griffin and Prof. B Morgan



This article presents a summary of well tested advice based on the use of a systematic approach to minimise errors in oncology reporting.





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By CE Rancher, JM Shoemaker, LE Petree, M Holdsworth, JP Philips and DL Helitzer


It is widely accepted that any incidental findings discovered in imaging studies should be communciated to the particpant in the study, particularly if this is a
non-routine, research protocol. However, participants’ understanding of the significance of any such findings can depend on their level of health literacy
of the particpant. This article summarizes a recent analysis of the challenges that often arise in research neuroimaging studies regarding the appropriate
communication of incidental findings to participants who have varying health literacy levels. Suggestions are proposed to alleviate the problem.


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By Prof Maryellen L Giger


In this article, we present a summary of our work carried out within the Breast Phenotype Group of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) in the U.S. Nat Cancer
Institute. In our studies we investigated relationships between computerextracted quantitative MRI radiomic tumor features and various clinical, molecular,
and genomic markers of prognosis and risk of recurrence, including gene expression profiles.



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By Sven Enerbäck


The current widespread ‘globesity’ epidemic is associated with a number of serious and life-threatening diseases and public health challenges that
require urgent intervention. Current low-technology measures, such as body mass index (BMI), may provide useful population data that can be employed
in large-scale campaigns, but on an individual level measuring BMI has been shown to be less useful in targeted approaches to the maintenance of
health and disease prevention.



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