MUNICH, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Reporting, a German company and platform for enhanced medical documentation, is offering a free reporting template for radiologists. “The number of people who have fallen ill or died from the coronavirus has exponentially increased in recent weeks. The radiologists will play a major role in diagnosing and assessing the severity of the pneumonia. This template provides guidance for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in computed tomography of the chest,” says Prof. Dr. med. Wieland Sommer, M.D.
Approaches to diagnosing COVID-19 infections will evolve
Throat and nasal swab tests (RT-PCR) are a widely used tool to diagnose a COVID-19 infection. These tests can detect the nucleic acid of COVID-19, confirming the disease. In addition, Computer Tomography (CT) is being used as a diagnostic test because a coronavirus infection can cause lung abnormalities that become visible in a chest CT. Prof. Dr. med. Julien Dinkel, M.D. confirms “as patients with pneumonia due to COVID-19 were shown to have lung abnormalities on their chest CT, even on initially negative Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR); chest CT might contribute as an early diagnostic and a monitoring tool for COVID-19.”
Smart Reporting collaborates with an international group of experts to create a reporting template specifically designed for suspected COVID-19 cases.
The Smart Reporting software provides digitized decision trees that support clinicians in evaluating a specific clinical indication. These decision trees are enhanced by providing access to clinical literature and reference images. The company’s COVID-19 template reflects the consensus of leading Radiology societies and the experience of leading European radiologists. To see how the free template works, please see the video in English here.
Since the multilingual release of the template, over 2,000 radiologists have registered on our platform to access the template. Currently, the template is available in English, French and German. The translation into Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch is ongoing. Smart Reporting is actively looking for radiologists worldwide to support the translation process. Interested radiologists can reach out via email@example.com.
About Smart Reporting
Smart Reporting GmbH is a German company based in Munich and has been selected as Best New Radiology Vendor 2020 by Aunt Minnie Europe. The company has its roots in clinical practice, where it originally dedicated itself to increasing the efficiency of workflows and improving the quality of diagnoses by optimizing medical documentation. Stemming from his own experiences in radiological practice, Wieland Sommer, Professor of Radiology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, founded Smart Reporting in 2014 as a research project spin-off. Today, the company brings together an interdisciplinary, international team of physicians and IT experts with a shared passion for healthcare and digital technologies. Its multilingual, cloud-based software for structured reporting in radiology and pathology is currently used by over 10,000 users in more than 90 countries.
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