Radiology report turnaround: Expectations and solutions

G. W.L. Boland, A. S. Guimaraes, P. R. Mueller

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The ultimate work product of a radiology department is a finalized radiology report. Radiology stakeholders are now demanding faster report turnaround times (RTAT) and anything that delays delivery of the finalized report will undermine the value of a radiology department. Traditional reporting methods are inherently inefficient and the desire to deliver fast RTAT will always be challenged. It is only through the adoption of an integrated radiology information system (RIS)/picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and voice recognition (VR) system that RTAT can consistently meet stakeholder expectations. VR systems also offer the opportunity to create standardized, higher quality reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1326-1328
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • PACS
  • RIS
  • Report turnaround
  • Voice recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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