Interventional Radiology

Sep 20, 2018 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Interventional Radiology

Abstract Interventional radiology (IR) is a radiologic subspecialty that uses imaging guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures on patients. Given that the focus of IR is treatment, rather than diagnosis,…

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Noninterpretive Skills in Ultrasound

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Abstract Ultrasound is generally regarded as safe but should be regarded with respect similar to other imaging modalities. As low as reasonably achievable techniques should be used. The temperature index…

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Radiology Informatics

Sep 20, 2018 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Radiology Informatics

Abstract Informatics is the science and practice of computer information systems. Imaging informatics encompasses the use of information technology to deliver efficient, accurate, and reliable medical imaging services within a…

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Accounting in Radiology

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Abstract This chapter focuses on how radiologists are paid by government (Medicare, Medicaid) and private insurers, the history behind the current payment system, and ideas of how this payment system…

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Error Management and Reduction

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Abstract Error is an inevitable consequence of our human condition. Error also occurs as a result of the level of uncertainty that exists in radiologic practice. Although error cannot be…

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Evidence-Based Imaging

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Abstract Evidence-based imaging consists of identifying the relevant imaging literature for a specific clinical question, understanding the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence, and then incorporating that evidence into…

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Error in Radiology

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Abstract Errors are innate in every field of medicine despite best efforts. For the field of diagnostic radiology, the cause of errors is multifactorial and includes errors in cognition and…

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Patient-Centered Radiology

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Abstract Patient-centered care is care organized around the patient, a model in which providers partner with patients and families to identify and satisfy patient needs and preferences. The Institute of…

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Professionalism and Ethics

Sep 20, 2018 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Professionalism and Ethics

Abstract Medical professionalism encompasses issues of professional competence, medical ethics, respect, transparency, patient welfare, and social equality. Professionalism has assumed a position of great visibility in the medical community in…

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