11 Radiology Speech Recognition Bloopers

November 20, 2015

If only speech recognition understood what radiologists were saying.

Radiologists don’t need a reminder that there are a lot of things wrong with radiology reports.Curtis Langlotz, MD, Ph.D., professor of radiology and medicine at Stanford University Medical Center wrote a book on how to improve the radiology report.The Radiology Report: A Guide to Thoughtful Communication for Radiologists and Other Medical Professionals touches on many of the challenges radiology reports present, including the general disagreement of what actually constitutes a good radiology report. The book offers helpful, actionable advice on creating radiology reports.But it also mentions one of the greatest frustrations of the radiology report: technology. Here, we’ve assembled 11 speech recognition bloopers Langlotz describes in his book. Because if we don’t laugh, we’ll cry.