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 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.


Keywords:
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Amsterdam, IOS press
Date:
2020-08
Amsterdam
IOS press
Pagination:
Pp. 58-62
Published in:
Digital personalized health and medicine
Series Statement:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 270
Author of the book:
Pape-Haugaard, Louise B. ; Aalborg University, Denmark
Lovis, Christian ; University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland
Madsen, Inge Cort ; niversity College, Aarhus, Denmark
Weber, Patrick ; Nice Computing SA, Le Mont/Lausanne, Switzerland
Nielsen, Per Hostrup ; Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Scott, Philip ; University of Portsmouth, UK
DOI:
ISSN:
0926-9630
ISBN:
978-1-64368-082-8
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