Template reports for radiology cancer staging: improving information to guide treatment decisions

NICE Quality and Productivity Case Studies
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Publication date:
07 July 2015




This initiative uses templates to record tumour staging information from magnetic resonance (MR) investigations. The information provided by radiologists to clinicians is improved and standardised, allowing management decisions to be better informed and reducing the need for additional clarification. This initiative is primarily about improving quality, although there are some small productivity savings