RSNA 2019: Imaging Informatics Preview

Audiovisual radiology reports draw attention

By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer

November 14, 2019 --

Tuesday, December 3 | 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. | QI114-ED-TUA1 | Lakeside, QR Community, Station 1
In this poster presentation, a team of researchers from Brazil will describe how screen capture software and a video reporting tool can be used to create audiovisual radiology reports.

About three years ago, lead study author Dr. Luis Pecci Netto had an insight about using screenshot software to record and explain more complex imaging cases, according to presenter Dr. Ivan Godoy of the Hospital do Coração and Teleimagem in São Paulo. In their project, the researchers evaluated a video reporting tool that utilizes PACS-integrated screen capture software for musculoskeletal imaging studies from the emergency department.

"With increasing consumption of video content in social media, audiovisual reports may increase engagement of the ordering physicians and even patients with the radiologist's work and imaging evaluation," Godoy told

They analyzed 47 emergency musculoskeletal cases that had audiovisual reports prepared by one of seven radiologists. After viewing the audiovisual report, the nine ordering physicians then answered an electronic questionnaire to give their opinion on the report.

In 95% of the cases, the ordering physicians indicated they would "certainly" like to receive future reports in the audiovisual format. Also, audiovisual reports were deemed to have a faster evaluation time by the ordering physicians in the nearly 96% of cases that were considered to be highly complex.

"Our study suggests that audiovisual report is a promising tool that provides case summaries and may, in the future, replace conventional text-based reports, as it showed to be easier and faster to understand and to answer clinical questions in all cases," Godoy said.

Learn more about the researchers' approach to creating audiovisual reports by stopping by this poster presentation.