Standards for interpretation and reporting of imaging investigations, Second edition

Reference: 
BFCR(18)1
Date: 
2018
Date of next review: 
2022
Status: 
Current

This document replaces the 2006 first edition and provides an update to the standards that should be attained by any doctor or healthcare professional providing a report on an imaging investigation. It emphasises the importance of actionable reporting, teamworking, close communication, peer feedback and learning and system improvement.

Alongside advice on the essential steps in producing an imaging report, there is also guidance on teleradiology, home reporting and artificial intelligence assisted reporting. The section on quality assurance and governance covers emergency reporting, reporting investigations referred from generalists and the responsibilities of reporters and employers.