Redefining the structure of structured reporting in radiology

J. Martijn Nobel*, Ellen M. Kok, Simon G. F. Robben

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Structured reporting is advocated as a means of improving reporting in radiology to the ultimate benefit of both radiological and clinical practice. Several large initiatives are currently evaluating its potential. However, with numerous characterizations of the term in circulation, "structured reporting" has become ambiguous and is often confused with "standardization," which may hamper proper evaluation and implementation in clinical practice. This paper provides an overview of interpretations of structured reporting and proposes a clear definition that differentiates structured reporting from standardization. Only a clear uniform definition facilitates evidence-based implementation, enables evaluation of its separate components, and supports (meta-)analyses of literature reports.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Number of pages5
JournalInsights into Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2020


  • Structured reporting
  • Standardized reporting
  • Radiology report

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