Promoting medical report readability by upholding the established principles of clear writing.

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“When the meaning is unclear there is no meaning.”
We define hyperlucent as clearer than usual. Imaging reports are medical publications and editorial standards should apply. teaches radiologists technical writing skills to improve the value of their reports. We teach by editing reports to scientific publication standards as increasingly demanded by referring physicians, administrators, payers and patients.

“I’ve written a longer letter because I did not have the time to write a shorter one.”

Our blog analyzes radiology report excerpts for clarity, conciseness, consistency and completeness. Critiques, discussions, suggestions, references and opinions follow.

“Use ordinary words to say extraordinary things.”

One of the main goals for a writer is to reduce barriers to comprehension. Over a century of scientific writing experience has provided the principles. References on this subject are numerous and readily available, and vary little in their recommendations.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

Consistent report structure and nomenclature are important but require appropriate syntax and grammar to give clear meaning.