How Sure Are You, Doctor? A Standardized Lexicon to Describe the Radiologist's Level of Certainty.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Apr 11;:1-2
Authors: Panicek DM, Hricak H
OBJECTIVE: A standardized lexicon to specify the radiologist's level of certainty in a radiologic diagnosis can decrease the confusingly large number of words and phrases currently used for that purpose. Such a lexicon furthermore can minimize ambiguity and facilitate clearer communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients.
CONCLUSION: We would like to share our experience with the lexicon that we developed in 2009. For ease of communication, the lexicon itself is included in each radiology report.
PMID: 27065212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]