Radiology Text Analysis System (RadText): Architecture and Evaluation.

TitleRadiology Text Analysis System (RadText): Architecture and Evaluation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsWang S, Lin M, Ding Y, Shih G, Lu Z, Peng Y
JournalIEEE Int Conf Healthc Inform
Date Published2022 Jun

Analyzing radiology reports is a time-consuming and error-prone task, which raises the need for an efficient automated radiology report analysis system to alleviate the workloads of radiologists and encourage precise diagnosis. In this work, we present RadText, a high-performance open-source Python radiology text analysis system. RadText offers an easy-to-use text analysis pipeline, including de-identification, section segmentation, sentence split and word tokenization, named entity recognition, parsing, and negation detection. Superior to existing widely used toolkits, RadText features a hybrid text processing schema, supports raw text processing and local processing, which enables higher accuracy, better usability and improved data privacy. RadText adopts BioC as the unified interface, and also standardizes the output into a structured representation that is compatible with Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model (CDM), which allows for a more systematic approach to observational research across multiple, disparate data sources. We evaluated RadText on the MIMIC-CXR dataset, with five new disease labels that we annotated for this work. RadText demonstrates highly accurate classification performances, with a 0.91 average precision, 0.94 average recall and 0.92 average F-1 score. We also annotated a test set for the five new disease labels to facilitate future research or applications. We have made our code, documentations, examples and the test set available at

Alternate JournalIEEE Int Conf Healthc Inform
PubMed ID36128510
PubMed Central IDPMC9484781
Grant ListR00 LM013001 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States