In this paper, we describe some of our initial efforts to standardize brain tumor reporting, including a brief survey of both radiologists and ordering physicians. This paper contains the categorization table as well as sample powerscribe templates that can be implemented at your institution.
Weinberg BD, Gore A, Shu H-K, Olson JJ, Duszak R, Voloschin AD, and Hoch MJ. Management-Based Structured Reporting of Post Treatment Glioma Response with the Brain Tumor Reporting and Data System (BT-RADS). J Am Coll Radiol 2018; 15(5): 767-771.
This paper describes physician attitudes towards our reporting system. We built on our previous survey with a post-implementation survey and showed that most physicians felt that BT-RADS improved radiology reports in a number of ways. We also show that we have achieved about 80% implementation at Emory.
Gore A, Hoch MJ, Shu H-KG, Olson JJ, Voloschin A, and Weinberg BD. Institutional Implementation of a Structured Reporting System: Our experience with the Brain Tumor Reporting and Data System. Acad Radiol 2019; In Press.
This paper describes quantitative improvements in reports generated using BT-RADS. Compared to conventional reports, BT-RADS reports are shorter, have fewer hedge terms, and require fewer addenda.
Zhang J, Weinberg BD, Hu R, Saindane A, Mullins M, Allen J, Hoch MJ. Quantitative Improvement in Brain Tumor MRI through Structured Reporting (BT-RADS). Academic radiology. 2019; In Press.
This poster shows initial results in looking at interrater reliability of BT-RADS when comparing initial review in the radiologist report, secondary review by a neuroradiologist preparing for tumor board, and consensus review at tumor board. This is to be presented at SNO 2019.