Thanks for registering to use RAIQC, the Report and Image Quality Control tool. The tool will give you with the opportunity to anonymously assess your X-ray reporting skills, receive immediate feedback, and a comparison with your peer group.
Please take a moment to read through our guide to the tool.
Please note that RAIQC is not currently intended for use on touch screen devices, and functionality on phones and tablets may be limited.
Before you start
The tool will work in most modern web browsers, but we recommend using Chrome. It can be used on any computer, although a reporting workstation will allow the best image resolution. If you are not using a workstation, we recommend that you view this test pattern, and adjust your display accordingly.
Packages and Modules
We've collected real-world cases from primary care or hospital referrals for X-rays or scans, and created modules relating to particular pathologies. These pathologies provide the focus of reporting for each module. To access modules you'll need to add them to your home page. This is done via the Packages page, linked to from the tool's top menu. Packages may be available to all users, or may require a code to be entered in order to access them.
Once a package is added, it will show on your home screen and contained modules will be available for reporting. Additional information for each module can be found using the 'i' icon alongside its name. Please read any available guides before attempting any module.
There are three types of modules: Teaching, Training, and Assessment. Not all packages contain each type.
- Teaching modules are read-only collections of cases that show the correct diagnosis.
- Training modules enable you to report on a case and then receive immediate feedback on a case-by-case basis as to whether your reporting was accurate.
- Assessment modules don't provide detailed feedback, but provide a summary of how accurately you've reported all cases.
When you're ready to begin a module, click 'start' alongside the one you wish to report on.
You can pause modules once you've started, and you'll see current progress on any paused modules should you return to the home page.
Once a module has been completed, the home page provides a 'Details' link for that module.
Following this will give you access to your latest and historic statistics, plus options to retake, or download a certificate. Not all options are available in every instance.
The specifics within each module vary, but the key reporting functions remains the same. The reporting view contains an image viewer and a form where diagnosis or opinion can be recorded. A brief amount of clinical information will be provided for each case. There is no prior imaging available for comparison.
You can use the small image viewer to review the case, or open the scan in a larger second window using the button beneath the image.
As per the specific module guidelines, use the form options to report on the case. Once you're happy with your choices, click submit and you'll be presented with another case to review. Continue through all cases in this fashion. You can elect to skip cases or provisionally mark responses to return to them later on.
Once all cases have been reported on and you're happy with your responses you should click 'Complete module'. You can now review your statistics for that attempt.
RAIQC records how accurately you've reported on each case, and presents a breakdown of this information for any completed modules. You can use this information to better understand whether there's room for improvement in any particular reporting area. Specific statistics shown will vary depending on the module, but you'll be shown the percentage of cases that you reported fully correctly on and be provided with more detailed information concerning each case type. For example, for CXR modules, you'll see a breakdown of correctly reported cancer, nodule, infection, or ILD, and whether the correct follow-up recommendation was suggested.
Alongside your own statistics, you'll see consolidated statistics for your peers so that you can see how your reporting ability compares.
The home page provides access to the packages and modules that you've added. If you don't see the modules that you expect to see, please contact us and we'll investigate. Please check for any available guide or training before attempting any module for the first time.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email@example.com.