The radiology report of the future: a summary of the 2007 Intersociety Conference

J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 May;5(5):626-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2007.12.015.


A radiology report is the official record documenting the contribution of a radiologist to a patient's care. The use of structured reports and a common lexicon will help referring physicians better understand the contents of reports. These same features in electronic health records will enable radiologists to mine reports for utilization management information as well as form the basis for clinical investigations.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging / trends*
  • Forecasting*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / trends*
  • Radiology / trends*
  • Radiology Information Systems / trends*
  • United States