Science & Education
For the third year, RSNA issued a call for storyboard abstracts that describe quality assessment and improvement initiatives in the field of radiology that have taken place in institutions to improve the care or service provided to patients. After a rigorous peer-review process, these abstracts were selected for development into Storyboards, and displayed in the Quality Storyboards community of the Lakeside Learning Center at RSNA 2011.
A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Dual-phase Head CT examsVanderbilt University Medical CenterAuthors: Elizabeth C. Robert, MD; Megan K. Strother, MD
A Safe and Economical Alternative to Sedation in the Paediatric Population of a Radiology Department The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, DublinAuthors: Sarah A. Barrett, MBBCh; Naomi M. Campbell; Danielle Smyth; Martin Ryan, BMBCh, FRCR
Adding Value to Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Point-of-Care Testing to Assess Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate and Protect Renal FunctionVirginia Commonwealth University Health SystemAuthors: Reta Auman, MSN, RN; Kathryn Pitts, MS, RN; Robert A. Halvorsen Jr, MD
An Urgent Response Team in Diagnostic Imaging: Better, Faster, and More Consistent CareUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Authors:Kathleen Bugarin, BSN, RN, CRN; Yu-Fan Ma, BSN, RN, CRN; Anna McGavin, BSN, RN, CRN; Danna Stone, MBA,RN; Joanna V. Po, MS,RN; Joseph R. Steele Jr, MD
Awareness and Efforts to Decrease CT Radiation Dose and Resultant CT Protocol Changes and Dose ReductionSeoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of KoreaAuthors: Seung Eun Jung, MD; Yeon Soo Lim, MD; Sulim Lee, MD; Joon-Il Choi; Michael Y. Park, MD; Woo Kyoung Jeong, MD; et al.
Challenges Associated with the Implementation of a Global Imaging Project in UgandaImaging the WorldAuthors: Benjamin Johnson, MD, MS; Brian S. Garra, MD; Kristen K. Destigter, MD
Changing Imaging Practice within the Emergency Department: Abdominal Radiography—Indicated But Rarely UsefulAddenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University HospitalsAuthors: Adam K. Yamamoto, MBBS; Amandeep Kharay; Ashley S. Shaw, MBBCh
Computerized Integration of Mandatory Professional QA Review into the Interpretation ProcessUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Kevin W. McEnery, MD; Joseph R. Steele Jr, MD; Martha E. Riley
Design, Implementation, Benefits, and Costs of a CT Radiation Dose Optimization Committee, in a Medium-sized Community Hospital SystemWilliam W. Backus Hospital, Yale UniversityAuthors: Jenifer W. Siegelman, MD, MPH; Dustin A. Gress, MS
Does Double Reading Change Patient Management in a Tertiary Level Hospital?Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) of the United Arab Emirates University (UAE)Author: Peter D. Corr, MD
"EcoRadiology": Pulling the Plug on Wasted Energy in the Radiology DepartmentSt Vincent's University HospitalAuthors: Colin J. McCarthy, MD; Jan F. Gerstenmaier, MBChB, MRCS; Ailbhe C. O' Neill, MBBCh; Sinead McEvoy, MD, MRCPI; Chris Hegarty, MBBCh,FFRRCSI; Eric J. Heffernan, MBBCh
Establishing Educational Quality Assurance Methods to Reduce Radiology Resident On-call Misses and Misinterpretations: A Review of Our ExperienceNassau University Medical Center (NUMC)Authors: Troy Maetani, MD; Saba Gilani, MD; Victor Velocci, BS; Steven Lev, MD
Ferromagnetic Detectors: The Challenges Associated with Providing Improved Patient Safety in MRIUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterAuthors: Ted Chang, MD; Alexander S. Pasciak, MSc, PhD; J. Mark McKinney, MD
Get Me to the CT Scanner On Time!University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical CampusAuthors: Peter B. Sachs, MD; Nancy Pritchard; James P. Borgstede, MD
Implementation of a Patient Questionnaire to Optimize Recommendations for the Follow-up of CT-detected Pulmonary Nodules Using the Fleischner Society's GuidelinesDalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaAuthors: Joy N. Borgaonkar, MD, FRCPC; Daria Manos, MD,FRCPC; Robert M. Miller, MD
Implementing a Web-based Procedure Log Application to Track Complication Rate and Diagnostic Yield for Imaging-guided Diagnostic ProceduresUniversity of PennsylvaniaAuthors: Asheesh Harsha; Jason N. Itri, MD,PHD; Lisa P. Jones, MD, PhD; Susan Hilton, MD; Hanna M. Zafar, MD
Improving Body MRI Patient ThroughputUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Eric P. Tamm, MD; Janio Szklaruk, MD, PhD; Leejo Puthooran, RT; Danna Stone, MBA,RN; Brian L. Stevens; Cathy Modaro
Improving JCIA Compliance by Implementing an Automated Alerting on Credential Violation for Diagnostic ReportingAga Khan University, Karachi, PakistanAuthors: M. Kashif Mirza, MBBS; Syed Sohail, BEng, MBA; Zafar Sajjad, MBBS; Mohammad Yusuf, BEng; Nida Husain
Improving the Management of Blunt Splenic Injury: A Single Institution's ExperienceWake Forest Baptist Medical CenterAuthors: Kurt A. Schoppe, MD; Daniel C. Brown, MD; Jay A. Requarth, MD
Increasing the Value of Radiology Ultrasound ExamsMayo Clinic Author: Karen S. Sellner, RN
Informed Consent (IC) in Advance of Pediatric Interventional Radiology (IR) Procedures - Work In ProgressThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenAuthors: Arvind K. Shergill, MBBS; Bairbre L. Connolly, MD; Candice Sockett, RN; Albert Aziza, RT(R), BSc; Joao G. Amaral, MD; Sanjay Mahant, MD
Initiation of Fluoroscopy Time and Dose Data Mining and Surveillance for Continuous Quality Assurance Improvement ProcessUniversity of WashingtonAuthors: David A. Zamora, MS; Kalpana M. Kanal, PhD; Renee L. Dickinson, MS; Brent K. Stewart, PhD
MRI Database Protocoling System Improves Technologist ComplianceTufts Medical CenterAuthors: Elizabeth R. Barak, MD; Shilpa Pandey, MD; Hansel J. Otero, MD; Thomas L. Huang, MD; Christopher G. Roth, MD; Robert J. Ward, MD
Optimizing Pediatric Radiation ExposureMallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyAuthors: Emily M. Beck, BS; Matthew Starr; Mandie Street, ARRT; Paula Vise; Robert C. McKinstry III, MD, PhD; James R. Duncan, MD, PhD
Peer Review of Technologists: Quality Improvement of Performance Hadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterAuthors: Jacob Sosna, MD; Shmuel Y. Mahgerefteh, MD; Alberto Lieberman, RT; Irit Fogel, RT; Meir Ben-Lulu, RT; Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PhD
Pre-Procedural Checklists Reduce Fluoroscopy Times Among First-Year Residents and Improve Team PerformanceHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaAuthors: Michael J. DeLeo, III, MD; Jason N. Itri, MD,PHD; Alexander T. Ruutiainen, MD, ; Mary H. Scanlon, MD
QatchAll: Deploying an Information System for Reporting Technical Quality IssuesMassachusetts General HospitalAuthors: Tarik K. Alkasab, MD, PhD; Ambrose J. Huang, MD; Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD; Anthony E. Samir, MD; Allison Wright, MBA; Daniel I. Rosenthal, MD; et al.
Quality Assurance Test of Screening Ultrasound Examination for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using a Standardized Phantom and Standard Images: A 3-year Nationwide Survey in KoreaSeoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of KoreaAuthors: Joon-Il Choi; Seung Eun Jung, MD; Pyo Nyun Kim, MD; Woo Kyoung Jeong, MD; Hyun Cheol Kim; Dal Mo Yang, MD,PHD; et al.
Quality Control Data Collection and Mining ToolAuthors: Zahir A. Momin, MD; Walter A. Carpenter, MD, PhD; Douglas D. Robertson, MD, PhD
Radiologist Order Entry: Making Imaging Protocol Management MeaningfulUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Kevin W. McEnery, MD; Danna Stone, MBA, RN; Joanna V. Po, MS, RN; Yu-Fan Ma, RN, BS; Joseph R. Steele Jr, MD
Radiology Accreditation in the UK: Experiences of One of the First Successful Radiology Departments and a Description of What It EntailsGreat Ormond Street Hospital For ChildrenAuthor: Melanie P. Hiorns, MBBS
Radiology Life Support Practical Applications: A New Approach to Improve Radiologist and Technologist Response to Emergencies in RadiologyCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterAuthors: Julie M. Dickerson, RN, MST, CPN; David B. Larson, MD; Rebecca M. Pryor, BS,RT; Jenny Beitz, RN,BS; Kimberly Behne, RN,BS
Radiology Safety Educational Module: An Online Interactive ExperienceIU Health Riley Hospital for Children Indiana University School of MedicineAuthors: Megan B. Marine, MD; Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD; Mark S. Frank, MD; Boaz Karmazyn, MD
Reducing Excessive Radiation Exposure in Digital Radiography: A Data Mining Tool for Systematic Monitoring of Exposure Errors by Individual TechnologistsUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterAuthors: Neel B. Patel, MD; Alexandra N. Funaki, DO; Steven M. Montner, MD; Florence Baker-Mallory; Reva Jackson-Mcgrew; Peng T. Liu; et al.
Reduction in Turnaround Times for STAT Exams in Body ImagingUniversity of Texas - Houston (UTHealth); Memorial Hermann HospitalAuthors: Eduardo J. Matta, MD; Venkateswar Rao Surabhi, MBBS; William Shepherd, MS
Reduction of Voice Recognition Errors in Radiological Dictation: Effects of Systematic Individual FeedbackUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterAuthors: Rina Patel, MD; Brent Greenberg; Steven M. Montner, MD; Alexandra N. Funaki, DO; Christopher M. Straus, MD; Steven M. Zangan, MD; et al.
Structured Reporting: Establishing Department-wide Consistency in Radiology ReportsCincinnati Children's HospitalAuthors: Rebecca M. Pryor, BS, RT; David B. Larson, MD; Kathy B. Umberg; Alex Towbin, MD
System to Coordinate Clinical Follow-up of Patients Presenting for Emergency Center Care after Interventional Radiology ProceduresUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Kevin W. McEnery, MD; Sanjay Gupta, MD; Joseph R. Steele Jr, MD; Michael J. Wallace, MD
To Reduce the Waiting Time at Ultrasound Suite, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (DDR)
Singapore General HospitalAuthors: Rafidah Abu Bakar, MMedSc, BSC; Chin Chin Ooi, BSC,MMedSc; Nurul Adliah Ghazali; P Chandra Mohan, MBBS,FRCR; Fuzhen Deng; Lai Peng Chan, MBBS,FRCR; et al.
Workflow Optimization in Interventional Radiology Using a Nonlinear Monte Carlo Simulation ModelSanta Clara Valley Medical CenterAuthors: Allen Joseph, MD; Young S. Kang, MD; Edward A. Lebowitz, MD; Harry L. Morrison III, MD, PhD; Richard J. Silberstein, MD; Stan Zipser, MD, JD; et al.