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Improving Radiology Reporting: Digital Imaging Summit 2019

Friday 17 May 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Improving Radiology Reporting: Digital Imaging Summit 2019

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“We found that there are few national standards for trusts to benchmark themselves against so trusts can be unclear about what good looks like. In particular, we found huge variation in reporting times and how trusts monitored these.” A national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England, Care Quality Commission 2018

“Timely and effective communication of reports to those who treat patients is essential. Failure to communicate critical, urgent or significant findings can have very serious consequences for patients." The Royal College of Radiologists

“NHS hospitals across the UK spent an estimated £116m on outsourcing scans and related overtime last year” Royal College of Radiologist Sept 2018

“A small number of trusts told us that IT challenges and technical issues with their Radiology Information System (RIS)* and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) † limited their ability to monitor turnaround times” A national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England, Care Quality Commission 2018

“We have updated our inspection key lines of enquiry and provider information requests to make sure that we can inspect radiology services in more depth. We have also improved the resources we provide our hospital inspectors to make sure that they feel confident when inspecting diagnostic imaging departments. These changes will mean that we can monitor the reporting of imaging examinations as part of our inspections to make sure that radiology services are providing a safe, responsive, effective, caring and well-led service for patients.” A national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England, Care Quality Commission 2018

This conference focuses on the important issue of improving radiology reporting turnaround times. The 2018 national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England by the Care Quality Commission found huge variation in radiology reporting highlighting trusts that had backlogs of 33,400 unreported images (the oldest images had been waiting to be reported for eight months).

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve radiology reporting turnaround times and safety
  • Learn from outstanding practice in radiology reporting
  • Reflect on national developments and learning from the the 2018 national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England by the Care Quality Commission
  • Improve the way you monitor radiology reporting turnaround times, use key performance indicators to monitor reporting times effectively, and manage and escalate backlogs
  • Identify how digital imaging and the effective use of PACS and RIS can support improvement in turnaround times
  • Explore the role of the reporting radiographer
  • Identify key strategies for safe insourcing and outsourcing
  • Reflect on the use of Technological advances in reporting and artificial intelligence
  • Understand the legal implications of backlogs, unreported images and staff competence in reporting
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague.


This conference is also taking place on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester. For more details visit the website

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