DocuForms’ POD-2040 Podiatric Radiography Report. Podiatrists are held to the same standards as radiologists for the quality of radiographs taken and the quality of the documentation describing findings.
Our POD-2040 Radiography Report allows you to create quality reports that are detailed and complete in a fraction of the time and cost of doing narrative style or computer generated notes. It enables easy use of cumbersome words and biomechanics language.
It’s so easy: on most sets of x-rays the majority of the form does not require your attention. You only need to use the sections that are applicable to that review.
For example, start with Section 1. Since documentation standards for laboratory testing require that you give the medical reason for the ordered test or study, section one of this form provides check-offs for your reason for taking/reading the x-rays.
Section 2 allows you to easily state, again by check-offs, the number and type of views/projections that were taken per the proper terminology as published in recognized pediatric texts.
Section 3, the findings section, takes up the remainder of the form. In this section you briefly state any related history and then make a gross assessment of the quality of the bones in the x-rays, if you wish. You then quickly move on to note all of your pertinent positive and negative findings in the appropriate section(s). These sections are logically organized for your convenience and was of use. The subsections are listed here.
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Front side of Report
- Bone/Tissue Assessment
- Accessory Ossicles Found
- Heel Gross Assessment
- Tibial Sesamoid Positions
- Infection Assessment
- Structural Relationships
° Transverse Plane Meas.*
° Sagittal Plan Meas.*
* Nominal limits expressed in degrees are provided on the form for comparison, thereby saving you hours of time to research and state the nominal values each time the information is required.
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Back side of Report
- Forefoot Deformities
- Pes Planes Findings
- Pes Casus Findings
- Angle Gross Assessment
- Joint Pain
- Post-operative impressions
The POD-2040 provides, for your reference, many normal angles, sesamoid positions, and it reminds you of all the findings you may need to consider. If it is present on All Views, you can quickly denote this by marking AV.
On the majority of X-rays, for most subsections, you will mark WNL for Within Normal Limits. Whenever a section is Not Directly Relevant, just mark NDR or NA if it’s Not Applicable.
The standard of pediatric care as recognized by Medicare, private insurance companies and the legal community for podiatrists includes the documentation and measurement of angles when necessary, e.g., IM, HAV and PASA pre-operatively. Podiatrists taking x-rays to manage bio-mechanical and podopediatric problems need to record these x-ray angles. With the POD-2040 you can easily capture you x-ray findings without writing cumbersome anatomical and bio-mechanical language.
This form is especially helpful to you because the normal values for angles are present on the form to assist you in developing and reporting your findings quickly. These values were determined researching major pediatric texts discussing the subject. At first glance this may seem a bit overwhelming, but it’s not. After completing only a few reports you will understand why this report is so popular with podiatrists access the country.