Despite the proliferation of mature multimedia software
technologies, radiology reports continue to lack image content
and structure that would improve the ability of referring
clinicians to fully interpret and analyze radiological findings.
This paper introduces an intuitive and interactive radiology
report authoring system that provides enhanced visual
multimedia capabilities, structured content, and reduced report
production time, using a well-known PDF program, Adobe
Acrobat. The system, which we call the Multimedia Radiology
Report System, or MaRRS, allows radiologists to quickly and
simply create and deliver effective interactive multimedia
medical reports. This paper will introduce MaRRS, outline
some related radiology report systems, and describe the unique
structure and functionality of MaRRS in order to demonstrate
its advantages for both radiologists and referring clinicians.