Writing a MSK Ultrasound Report: Help Your Patient, Your Referrer and Yourself

One of the principal measures of service delivery in ultrasound imaging is the production of ultrasound reports. These should highlight the clinical importance of ultrasound findings and answer clinical questions. This course aims to emphasize the importance of the ultrasound report and provide suggestions on style and content as well as pitfalls to avoid. We’ll cover some mandatory components to create an accurate, concise and pertinent, conveying the correct message to the referrer.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Explaining the anatomy of a good and correct ultrasound report.
  • Emphasizing the importance of an ultrasound report.
  • Understanding the medico-legal reasons to create a good ultrasound report.
  • Seeing the benefit of a good ultrasound report for you, the referrer and patient.
  • Explaining the importance of standardization, classification, language, terminology.
  • Presenting some pearls, pitfalls and best practices by showing some (in)correct examples.
  • Highlighting the (dis)advantages of dictated and typed ultrasound reports.

Content

The ultrasound report is the document containing the official interpretation of a single ultrasound examination or procedure. Whilst the ultrasound report must be accurate in content, it must be written in a style that is concise and pertinent, conveying the correct message to the referrer. What the referrer concludes from a report has been shown to have important consequences in malpractice cases and the importance of the ultrasound report as a medico-legal document should not be overlooked. A great variety in the style, structure, and effectiveness of ultrasound reports exists. The clinical importance of a report can be lost if the report lacks structure and is incoherent, rambling, and verbose. Although the ultrasound report is a fundamental component of the way we function as clinicians, reporting radiographers and sonographers receive little, if any, formal training in reporting technique and style. This SonoClass aims to emphasize the importance of the ultrasound report and provide suggestions on style and content as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Schedule

Tuesday August 23rd from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Replay

Can't join the live session? No worries, you'll receive access to our eLearning platform where the recordings of the sessions are available for 6 weeks after the start of the 1st session. You can extend your access time during the check-out process.

Trainer

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Marc Schmitz Founder & Trainer

During his MSc. at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Marc's interest in...

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