By Cynthia E. Keen, staff writer
    November 18, 2010

    Tuesday, November 30 | 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. | LL-INS-TU3B | Lakeside Learning Center
    A structured report template developed for MRI staging of rectal cancer will be introduced and explained in this poster presentation from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It represents an example of a unique template designed specifically for a specialized examination.

    The report utilizes a format that outlines the information for referring colorectal surgeons and oncologists, according to presenter Randy Ernst, associate professor of radiology. It was developed by consensus with input from the hospital's multidisciplinary colorectal cancer group.

    The template includes sections that can highlight patterns of tumor spread as well as the traditional body organ checklist. It also formats information suggested by recent literature. Additionally, the radiologists label key images of the exam in the PACS.

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