BERLIN & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RadioReport®, the innovative software for reporting radiological findings, is now available for radiologists in the USA. Several German practices and clinics are already using RadioReport®. This software automatically generates structured reports in the areas of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). The developers, German company
Neo Q, are now presenting the tool at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
RadioReport® is the only reporting software worldwide that uses a completely systematized process to guide radiologists all the way to the final report. This involves answering specific questions using checkboxes and selection tools with the click of a mouse – completely without free text. The result is a high-quality, comprehensive report contains all the relevant information, using short, clear sentences. For doctors and patients, this represents an important milestone, as studies have shown that more than 40 percent of dictated reports contain errors. The software not only ensures high-quality reports, but also faster ones. After conducting individual field tests in pilot setups, Neo Q has found that a skilled radiologist is able to complete a report of, for example, a breast MRI examination in an average of ten minutes when using RadioReport®. The average time required using conventional methods is 35 minutes. As a result of the significant reduction in time, there are significant cost advantages for clinics and radiology practices.
In line with clinical practice: anatomy instead of pathology
In contrast to other methods of digital reporting, RadioReport® does not work with templates that cover individual clinical findings, but with 23 complete modules. Based on the anatomy or the examined area of the body, these modules cover the entire spectrum of MRI/CT indications. "Radiologists assess an examination region holistically, because it is not uncommon for multiple diseases to be present. The approach via templates is rigid and cannot adequately reflect this complexity," says Prof. Alexander Huppertz, renowned radiologist with many years of experience, CEO and co-founder of the company.
Changing the reporting language is easy - new possibilities for teleradiology
RadioReport® is a multilingual solution. Users can switch between English and Spanish, among other languages, with a simple mouse click, both in the user interface and in the final product, the report. Additional languages will be added in the future. This opens doors for telemedical reporting and for professional exchange across national and linguistic barriers.
RadioReport® opens the door for Big Data
In addition to providing direct assistance for everyday radiological work, RadioReport® facilitates the collection of large volumes of standardized, high-quality datasets. Every day, radiological examinations generate millions of data points. This data has the potential to be used by artificial intelligence (AI) as a basis for the development of individual therapies – the keyword here is personalized medicine. Until now, the data landscape for AI applications has been poor. “This is because reports of findings are still written as regular prose text and are therefore unusable for data processing,” says Huppertz. In contrast, RadioReport® generates real-world data in machine-readable form – at scale and in high quality. As a result, hospitals and radiology practices can make their data available for AI applications. Up until now, it was not possible to generate high-quality radiological data in such a high volume.
About Neo Q
Neo Q Quality in Imaging GmbH was founded by Prof. Alexander Huppertz, MD, Oliver Aretz and Jan Wintzer. Based in Berlin, Germany, the healthcare IT start-up offers physicians worldwide a revolutionary solution for the efficient documentation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) findings, called Guided Reporting. For more information, visit www.radioreport.com.