Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Wonders of Radiology Voice Recognition Software

It has become common practice for radiologists to migrate to voice-recognition software to expedite the processing of the myriad of reports that come their way and to save on transcription costs. Here is the actual final report received by one of our cardiologists and delightfully handed to me today:

COMPARISON: 04/20/2008.

Colon pulmonary vascular prominence is again identified, unchanged dirty mediastinal stool is enlarged, but stable. Atherosclerotic disease is present in the aortic arch. Bones are unremarkable.

IMPRESSION: Findings consistent with stable CHF.
XRAY CHEST SINGLE VIEW (Order #95511140) on 4/24/2008"
The radiologist was called and said, "What did I sign off on?"

We read back the report.

"Oh, my God!"


1 comment:

Rogue Medic said...

But some of the hand written reports are just as clear.