The conventional method of reporting has its weak points
It may feel as though so-called “free-text dictation” takes up very little time. However, studies show that an MRI report takes an average of 17.4 minutes to dictate.1 These days, examination times in the scanner are significantly shorter than the reporting times.
Apart from the time problem, there’s also a problem with duality. Studies reveal high variability between individual radiologists for the same diagnostic images.2
What’s more, referring physicians complain that classic dictated reports are not always satisfactory.3 Efficient data analyses are not possible due to a lack of standardization.