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Recommendations in Second Opinion Reports of Neurologic Head and Neck Imaging: Frequency, Referring Clinicians’ Compliance, and Diagnostic Yield

Recommendations in Second Opinion Reports of Neurologic Head and Neck Imaging: Frequency,... Published July 8, 2021 as 10.3174/ajnr.A7197 ORIGINAL RESEARCH HEAD & NECK Recommendations in Second Opinion Reports of Neurologic Head and Neck Imaging: Frequency, Referring Clinicians’ Compliance, and Diagnostic Yield S.A. Heinz, D. Yakar, R.A.J.O. Dierckx, M.J. Lamers, and T.C. Kwee ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Second opinion reports of neurologic head and neck imaging are requested with increased regular- ity, and they may contain a recommendation to the clinician. Our aim was to investigate the frequency and determinants of the presence of a recommendation and the adherence by the referring physician to the recommendation in a second opinion neurol- ogy head and neck imaging report and the diagnostic yield of these recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 994 consecutive second opinion reports of neurology head and neck imaging examinations performed at a tertiary care center. RESULTS: Of the 994 second opinion reports, 12.2% (121/994) contained a recommendation. An oncologic imaging indication was significantly (P¼ .030) associated with a lower chance of a recommendation in the second opinion report (OR ¼ .67; 95% CI, 0.46–0.96). Clinicians fol- lowed 65.7% (88/134) of the recommendations. None of the investigated variables (patient age, sex, hospitalization status, indication for the second opinion report, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Recommendations in Second Opinion Reports of Neurologic Head and Neck Imaging: Frequency, Referring Clinicians’ Compliance, and Diagnostic Yield

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American Journal of Neuroradiology
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© 2021 by American Journal of Neuroradiology
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0195-6108
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1936-959X
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A7197
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Published July 8, 2021 as 10.3174/ajnr.A7197 ORIGINAL RESEARCH HEAD & NECK Recommendations in Second Opinion Reports of Neurologic Head and Neck Imaging: Frequency, Referring Clinicians’ Compliance, and Diagnostic Yield S.A. Heinz, D. Yakar, R.A.J.O. Dierckx, M.J. Lamers, and T.C. Kwee ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Second opinion reports of neurologic head and neck imaging are requested with increased regular- ity, and they may contain a recommendation to the clinician. Our aim was to investigate the frequency and determinants of the presence of a recommendation and the adherence by the referring physician to the recommendation in a second opinion neurol- ogy head and neck imaging report and the diagnostic yield of these recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 994 consecutive second opinion reports of neurology head and neck imaging examinations performed at a tertiary care center. RESULTS: Of the 994 second opinion reports, 12.2% (121/994) contained a recommendation. An oncologic imaging indication was significantly (P¼ .030) associated with a lower chance of a recommendation in the second opinion report (OR ¼ .67; 95% CI, 0.46–0.96). Clinicians fol- lowed 65.7% (88/134) of the recommendations. None of the investigated variables (patient age, sex, hospitalization status, indication for the second opinion report,

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American Journal of NeuroradiologyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology

Published: Jul 8, 2021

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