Science to Practice: IT Solutions to Drive Standardized Report Recommendations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance

Danny C. Kim, Edward H. Herskovits, Pamela T. Johnson

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Abstract

Inadequate imaging surveillance has been identified as the most significant contributor to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture. Radiologists can contribute value to patient care and reduce morbidity and mortality related to AAA by incorporating evidence-based management recommendations from the ACR and Society of Vascular Surgery into their report impression. The challenges lie in achieving 100% radiologist compliance to incorporate the recommendations and ensuring that the patient is notified by their provider, the follow-up examination is scheduled, and the patient returns for an imaging test that may be scheduled 3 to 5 years in the future. To address these barriers, radiology quality and informatics leads have harnessed IT solutions to facilitate integration of content, communication of results, and patient follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-869
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • aneurysm surveillance
  • appropriateness criteria
  • clinical practice guidelines
  • standardized reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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