Fortschr Röntgenstr 2020; 192(01): 27-37
DOI: 10.1055/a-0998-4116
Consensus
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Structured Reporting in Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Heart: Reporting Templates for CMR Imaging of Cardiomyopathies (Myocarditis, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Siderosis)

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Alexander Christian Bunck
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Bettina Baeßler
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2  Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Christian Ritter
3  Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
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Jan Robert Kröger
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Thorsten Persigehl
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Daniel Pinto Santos
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Michael Steinmetz
4  Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
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Adelheid Niehaus
5  Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
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Fabian Bamberg
6  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany
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Meinrad Beer
7  Department of Radiology, University-Hospital Ulm, Germany
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Sebastian Ley
8  Department of Radiology, Internistisches Klinikum München-Süd, München, Germany
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Klaus Tiemann
9  Clinic of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, München, Germany
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Philipp Beerbaum
10  Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
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David Maintz
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Joachim Lotz
3  Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
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Publication History

17 December 2018

01 August 2019

Publication Date:
09 October 2019 (online)

Abstract

Backround Structured reports have numerous benefits through standardizing the way imaging findings are reported and communicated. Nevertheless, the adoption of structured reports in everyday radiological practice is still limited. In view of the irrefutable benefits, various national and international radiological societies have started initiatives which aim at promoting a broader use of structured reports. Up to now, no consented templates in German language existed for the reporting of cross-sectional imaging studies of the heart.

Method Upon invitation of the working group for Cardiovascular Imaging of the German Society of Radiology a panel of radiologists, cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, experts on the field of cardiovascular imaging and structured reporting, met for two interdisciplinary consensus meetings at the University Hospital Cologne in 2018. The aim of these meetings was to develop and agree on templates for the reporting of MR and CT studies of various cardiovascular disease entities.

Results During the meetings the panel of experts developed and reached consensus on 11 different templates for the structured reporting of the following: myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic (obstructive) cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, siderosis, ischemia and vitality imaging, tetralogy of Fallot, aortic coarctation, coronary CT and CT for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) planning. The first five templates are presented in this publication and are currently being transferred to a HTML 5/IHR MRRT compatible format. Subsequently, the templates will be made available for free use on the website www.befundung.drg.de.

Conclusion For the first time, consented templates in German language for the structured reporting of cross-sectional imaging studies of the heart are presented. These templates are aimed at providing a constant level of high reporting quality and increasing the efficiency of the generation and communication of imaging reports.

Key points:

  • Structured reporting offers numerous benefits by standardizing generation and communication of imaging reports.

  • For the first time templates in German language for the structured reporting of CMR imaging studies of cardiomyopathies are presented

  • These templates will be made available on the website www.befundung.drg.de and can be commented via agit-sr@googlegroups.com.

Citation Format

  • Bunck AC, Baeßler B, Ritter C et al. Structured Reporting in Cross-Sectional Imaging of the Heart: Reporting Templates for CMR Imaging of Cardiomyopathies (Myocarditis, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular cardiomyopathy and Siderosis). Fortschr Röntgenstr 2020; 192: 27 – 37