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Table 1 Questionnaire for the oncologists about their opinion on the radiology service to oncology

From: Radiology reporting in oncology—oncologists’ perspective

# Question text Answer
1. Working place a. Academic Hospital
b. Nonacademic Hospital
c. Private Practice
d. other
2. How many years have you been practicing oncology? a. I am still a trainee
b. <  5 years
c. >  5 years
d. >  10 years
3. Your subspecialty (please select all that apply): a. Head and neck cancer
b. Urogenital
c. Breast cancer
d. Gynecologic cancer
e. Gastrointestinal
f. Pancreatic cancer
g. Liver/ Biliary tract
h. Lung cancer
i. Melanoma
j. Sarcoma
k. Lymphoma
l. Leukemia
m. Pediatric oncology
n. Other (please specify)
4. Regarding the use of in-house vs. external radiology services, how often do you use in-house services: a. in less than 50% of the cases
b. 50–80% of the cases
c. I use only in-house radiology services
5. On a scale from 0 to 10, 0 meaning extremely unsatisfied, 10 extremely satisfied, how do you rate the overall service you receive from the in-house radiology department? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6. How easy is it for you to find tumour measurements in the radiology report? a. every time very easy
b. most of the time easy
c. sometimes easy, sometimes difficult
d. most of the time difficult
e. I never/ almost never find the measurements.
7. How often do you, or your team measure tumours? a. daily more than 3 cases.
b. daily 1–3 cases
c. weekly 1–3 cases
d. monthly 1–5 cases
e. every now and then, less than once a month
f. never
8. Which measurement criteria do you currently use for tumour assessment? (please select all that apply) a. RECIST 1.1 or iRECIST?
b. Modified RECIST, for example: Choi for GIST, size and attenuation on CT (SACT), Lugano Classification, volumes, mesothelioma method.
c. World Health Organization (maximum 10 target lesions, up to five per organ).
d. Not applicable (I do not use tumour measurements for assessment)
e. Other (please specify)
9. Do you find the text only radiologist report, with minimal quantification, adequate for making tumour assessments? a. always
b. most of the times
c. sometimes, but not very often
d. never
10. How would you like to have tumour measurements presented in radiologist reports? (please select all that apply) a. In the report text.
b. Hyperlinked text included in the report, linked to selected image slices (when clicking on the described measurement in the report, a link opens with the image showing that measurement)
c. Tables
d. Graphs
e. Other (please specify)
11 When the radiologist saves key images with tumour measurements in PACS, it makes finding tumour measurements easier (please select all that apply). a. Strongly agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly disagree
f. I am not sure what key images are or have not used them
g. I prefer to have the series and image number for the finding written in the report and I look myself for that finding.
12 In most of the cases, which of the previous examinations should be compared with the current examination? (please select all that apply) a. Most recent previous
b. Baseline
c. Nadir/ best response
d. None
e. Other (please specify)
13 A structured report following pre-defined templates has better content and greater clarity than conventional, non-structured report. a. Strongly agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly disagree
14. How do you prefer the order of findings in the body of a radiology report? (please select all that apply) a. Anatomic order, from superior (head) to inferior (pelvis)
b. By examination region (head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis)
c. List of individual organs or by organ groups (lungs, liver, pancreas, kidney etc.)
d. The most important finding first and then the stable findings
e. A combination of anatomic and most important findings or impression
f. It does not matter
g. Narrative paragraphs without lists or outline
h. Other (please specify)
15. What should the radiologist report impression/ conclusion include? (please select all that apply) a. Presence or absence of new lesions
b. Target lesion measurements
c. Disease progression, response or stability clearly stated
d. Clinically significant, related findings
e. Clinically significant, unrelated findings
f. Recommendation for further evaluation and patient management.
g. Other (please specify)
16. In most of the cases, a report made by a radiologist subspecialised by organ or system is preferable to a report made by a general radiologist (please select all that apply). a. Strongly agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly disagree
f. An added value of a subspecialised radiologist is only when participating in multidisciplinary cancer care teams
17. In your experience, a report made by a dedicated cancer imaging radiologist is of greater value as compared to a report made by a general radiologist. a. Strongly agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly disagree
f. An added value of a dedicated cancer imaging radiologist is only when participating in multidisciplinary cancer care teams
18. Do you have any recommendations for improving the radiologist oncology report? (optional)  
19 Your name (optional).