To propose an ‘Imaging Interpretation and Probability Percentage table (IIPP table) at the end of the routine radiology reports.
To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed IIPP table.
The competence of a radiologist or his input in a clinical scenario is not judged in interpreting and reporting a typical presentation of classic disease, but in analysing the atypical presentation of a complicated disease process. But whether the numerous thought processes, the various questions and contemplations that lingers in the mind of the radiologist before giving a final impression, is effectively communicated to the clinician is questionable.
Hereby we propose the addition of a simple and flexible interpretation table at the end of our...
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THE FEATURES OF IIPP TABLE :
The IIPP table (Imaging Interpretation and Probability Percentage table) has the following features:
We propose the table to be at the end of the report - after impression and before advice.
The table has at least 4 columns and any ‘n’ number of rows according to the number of differentials involved. The columns are meant for serial number, pathological process, probability percentage and comments.
The total probability percentage should be equal to hundred.
The probability percentage is a representative...
The significance of different phrases used in impression like, ‘features representing’ ‘possibility of’, ‘suggestive of’, ‘could be’, ‘differentials are’, ‘to rule out’ etc, could be effectively translated in the form of a table, especially in atypical imaging findings and multiple complex disease processes.
Personal information and conflict of interest
S. Sivaramalingam; Chennai, TA/IN - nothing to disclose
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