Review of Research Reporting Guidelines for Radiology Researchers

Paul Cronin, James V Rawson

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Prior articles have reviewed reporting guidelines and study evaluation tools for clinical research. However, only some of the many available accepted reporting guidelines at the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research Network have been discussed in previous reports. In this paper, we review the key Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research reporting guidelines that have not been previously discussed. The study types include diagnostic and prognostic studies, reliability and agreement studies, observational studies, analytical and descriptive, experimental studies, quality improvement studies, qualitative research, health informatics, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, economic evaluations, and mixed methods studies. There are also sections on study protocols, and statistical analyses and methods. In each section, there is a brief overview of the study type, and then the reporting guideline(s) that are most applicable to radiology researchers including radiologists involved in health services research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-558
Number of pages22
JournalAcademic Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • Analytical observational studies
  • Descriptive observational studies
  • Diagnostic studies
  • Economic evaluations
  • Experimental studies
  • Health informatics
  • Health services research reporting guidelines
  • Mixed methods studies
  • Prognostic studies
  • Qualitative research
  • Quality improvement studies
  • Radiology research
  • Reliability and agreement studies
  • Statistical analyses and methods
  • Study protocols
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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