Automating quality control for structured standardized radiology reports using text analysis

Dhrangadhariya, Anjani (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Millius, Sandy (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Thouly, Cyril (Institut de Radiologie de Sion (IRS), Groupe 3R, Sion, Switzerland) ; Rizk, Benoit (Institut de Radiologie de Sion (IRS), Groupe 3R, Sion, Switzerland) ; Fournier, Dominique (Institut de Radiologie de Sion (IRS), Groupe 3R, Sion, Switzerland) ; Müller, Henning (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) ; University of Geneva, Switzerland) ; Brat, Hugues (Institut de Radiologie de Sion (IRS), Groupe 3R, Sion, Switzerland)

Radiology reports describe the findings of a radiologist in an imaging examination, produced for another clinician in order to answer to a clinical indication. Sometimes, the report does not fully answer the question asked, despite guidelines for the radiologist. In this article, a system that controls the quality of reports automatically is described. It notably maps the free text onto MeSH terms and checks if the anatomy and disease terms match in the indication and conclusion of a report. The agreement between manual checks of experienced radiologists and the system is high with automatic checks requiring only a fraction of the time. Being able to quality control all reports has the potential to improve report quality and thus limit misunderstandings, loosing time for requesting more information and possibly avoid medical mistakes.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2020) venue in Vienna was cancelled. The proceedings of the online conference are however published according to the original schedule.


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Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Vienna, Austria, 15-19 July 2020
Date:
2020-07
Vienna, Austria
15-19 July 2020
Pagination:
5 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2020
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