Advances in radiologic reporting with Computerized Language Information Processing (CLIP)

Radiology. 1979 Nov;133(2):349-53. doi: 10.1148/133.2.349.


Computerized Language Information Processing (CLIP) is a system of radiologic reporting in which the user interacts with a computer keyboard and cathode-ray tube terminal to generate coded reports. The hierarchical medical classification on which the code is based permits rapid on-line compilation of reports of any degree of complexity. The system provides organized sets of pre-assembled statements that are rapidly accessed and modified for each examination. Although the reports are printed in English, they are held in the computer as a succinct code that is eminently suited for permanent storage and rapid retrieval.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Classification*
  • Computers*
  • Data Display
  • Humans
  • Medical Records*
  • Online Systems
  • Technology, Radiologic*