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Table 1 Reporting times in minutes of radiology residents and final-year medical students for DXA exams

From: Structured reporting has the potential to reduce reporting times of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry exams

 MedianIQRMin.Max.P
OVERALL AVERAGE (n = 104)
 Residents (n = 52)
  FTR4.963.98–6.152.777.45 
  SR2.712.15–2.901.935.25< 0.001
 Medical students (n = 52)
  FTR7.535.96–10.654.4511.90 
  SR2.682.33–3.521.787.38< 0.001
FIRST DXA EXAM (n = 48)
 Residents (n = 24)
  FTR3.833.14–4.702.775.25 
  SR2.182.00–2.751.932.85< 0.001
 Medical students (n = 24)
  FTR6.135.37–6.854.457.63 
  SR2.331.99–2.381.784.38< 0.001
FOLLOW-UP DXA EXAM (n = 56)
 Residents (n = 28)
  FTR6.075.20–6.704.477.45 
  SR2.852.58–3.142.173.14< 0.001
 Medical students (n = 28)
  FTR9.938.55–11.275.8811.90< 0.001
  SR3.322.92–3.712.287.38 
  1. Median reporting time, interquartile range (IQR), Minimum (Min.), Maximum (Max.), P-values for comparisons between free-text reports (FTRs) and structured reports (SRs) using Mann-Whitney U test