Science & Education
The Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) provides radiology-specific training and education programs to support RSNA members and their team in facilitating practice assessment and quality improvement (QI). There are also several public and private national organizations and institutions that provide professionals with educational opportunities focused on general aspect of QI skills and quality leadership.
The links below will take you to additional RSNA QI Educational programs and activities.
2012 Refresher Courses:
In 2008, RadioGraphics introduced a "Quality Initiatives" section. The articles that appear in this section help guide radiologists and radiology professionals in developing and implementing continuous QI in their practices.
Recent articles include:
Other Articles of Interest:
American Medical News: New online portal for residents focuses on safety, quality care NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 2, 2013Diagnostic Imaging: What Radiologists Should Do About Incidental Findings By Deborah Abrams Kaplan; August 07, 2013 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Patient Safety Measures: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; June 2012.American Medical News: Project tallies lifetime radiation from health scans By Christine S. MoyerDiagnostic Imaging: New Software Pinpoints Size-Specific Dose Estimates for CT By Leah LawrenceGeneral Surgery News: The Radiology Report: Help or Hindrance? By Frederick L. Greene, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality:Joint Radiologist–Pathologist Review of Diagnostic Findings Improves Care of Patients Being Screened for Breast Cancer By Ossama Tawfik, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice Chairman for Education and Outreach, Director of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine The University of Kansas Hospital and Mark L. Redick, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, The University of Kansas Medical Center
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Sustaining and Spreading Quality Improvement: A Conversation With Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, Director, Integrated Nurse Leadership Program, University of California San Francisco By The Innovations Exchange TeamAmerican Medical News:CT cancer risk prompts high-tech efforts to cut radiation dose By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff. Quality metrics seek to slash unneeded CT scans By Kevin B. O'Reilly, amednews staff Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2012 Annual Progress Report to Congress National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Submitted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Diagnostic Imaging: Data Mining and Analytics in Radiology By Whitney L.J. Howell
Practice Quality Improvement: How Do You Assess How You're Doing?
The American Board of Radiology
The American Board of Radiology provides Diplomates with current Information on its Maintenance of Certification/Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) Program on their website.
Send us your ideas for QI activities or information that would be helpful to you and your staff. Please contact email@example.com with your suggestions or questions.