The documents in this toolkit are meant to help radiologists and other imaging professionals provide consistent and high-quality imaging according to best practices.
Synoptic Reporting White Papers
The Cancer Imaging Program has developed 2 white papers to help guide the creation of radiology templates.
Synoptic Radiology Reporting: Clinical Checklist Development Governance – This paper provides a clear methodology for a systemized approach to clinical checklist development for synoptic radiology reports.
Synoptic Radiology Reporting for Cancer Imaging – The Architecture of a Cancer Imaging Synoptic Report – This paper guides template development for radiology synoptic reporting.
MRI Rectal Staging Template
The template assists oncology specialists with neoadjuvant chemo radiation decisions, and preoperative planning for patients with adenocarcinoma of the rectum (who are being considered for total mesorectal excision with or without abdominal perineal resection). It is also a communication tool to inform treatment and prognostic discussions at multidisciplinary cancer conferences.
The accompanying support material provides the description of terms, evidence basis and limitations.