Patient-centered care reading list

Patients are at the heart of radiologic care. In order to better serve their needs, radiologists at every stage of their career can benefit from our patient-centered care resources.

Selected from a wide array of sources, including scientific journals and consumer publications, these resources can help you gain insight into how other physicians practice patient-centered care and how you can build a patient-centered practice.

Explore all our resources below and share with your colleagues, staff and residents.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at RadiologyCares@rsna.org.

Scientific journals and publications

Radiologist-patient communication

Simulated learning helps radiologists understand communication is key
Slachta A. Radiology Business. July 9, 2018 Subscription may be required

Screening for Lung Cancer: Communicating With Patients
Green DB, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2018 210:3, 497-502 Subscription may be required

Letting Patients Decide How to Receive Their Imaging Results: A Good Idea or a Dangerous Practice? Part 1: Point: Let Patients Decide How to Get Their Radiologists’ Reports
Borondy Kitts, Andrea. Journal of the American College of Radiology. October 2017; Volume 14, Issue 10: 1349-1350 Subscription may be required

Letting Patients Decide How to Receive Their Imaging Results; A Good Idea or a Dangerous Practice? Part 2: Counterpoint: Patients Should Not Have Unchaperoned Access to Radiology Reports
Konski, Andre A. Journal of the American College of Radiology. October 2017; Volume 14, Issue 10: 1351-1352 Subscription may be required

Maximizing Value Through Innovations in Radiologist-Driven Communications in Breast Imaging
Lee CI, Lee JM. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 209:5, 1001-1005 Subscription may be required


Radiologist-Patient Communication: Current Practices and Barriers to Communication in Breast Imaging 
Aminololama-Shakeri, Shadi et al.  Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 16, Issue 5, 709-716  Subscription may be required


Creating a patient-centered radiology practice through the establishment of a diagnostic radiology consultation clinic
Mangano MD, Bennett SE, Gunn AJ, Sahani DV, Choy G.  American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015; 205(1): 95–99 Subscription may be required


Rethinking the role of the radiologist: enhancing visibility through both traditional and nontraditional reporting practices
Gunn AJ, Mangano MD, Choy G, Sahani DV. RadioGraphics. 2015; 35(2):416–423.


More Than an Order: The Radiologist-Patient Consultation Clinic Conundrum
Patel TY, et al.  Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 0, Issue 0 Subscription may be required


Direct Interactive Public Education by Breast Radiologists About Screening Mammography: Impact on Anxiety and Empowerment
Lee, Jiyon et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 13, Issue 11, R89-R97 Subscription may be required

Patient-centered care
Kruskal JB, Sarwar A. Radiology. Jan. 22, 2019; Vol. 291, No. 1.
 
Kapoor N, et al. Radiology. Jan. 22, 2019; Vol. 291, No. 1
 
Towbin A. RadioGraphics. Oct. 1, 2018; Vol. 38, No. 6.
 
Kadom N, et al. RadioGraphics. Oct. 10, 2018; Vol. 38, No. 6.
 
Kemp J. Imaging Technology News. May 3, 2018
 
Slanetz, Priscilla J. et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. May 2018; Volume 15, Issue 5: 784-786  Subscription may be required
 
Fang, Jieming et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Articles in Press, January 2, 2018  Subscription may be required
 
Baccei, Steven J. et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. April 2018; Volume 15, Issue 4: 639-647  Subscription may be required
 
Loving, Vilert A. et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. November 2017; Volume 14, Issue 11: 1481-1488  Subscription may be required
 
Rawson JV, et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology, Volume 13, Issue 12, 1544 - 1549  Subscription may be required
 
Miles RC, et al. Radiology, Volume 291, Issue 1, Jan 29, 2019
 
Ginocchio LA, Duszak R Jr, Rosenkrantz AB. American Journal of Roentgenology. May 2017, Volume 208, Number 5  Subscription may be required
Surveys of patient preferences and radiologic practice
 
Patient-centered Radiology: Where Are We, Where Do We Want to Be, and How Do We Get There?
Jennifer L. Kemp, Mary C. Mahoney, Vincent P. Mathews, Max Wintermark, Judy Yee, and Stephen D. Brown. Radiology. June 2017; Volume 285, Number 2: 601-608
 
Shah BA, Staschen J, Pham N, Johns A. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Published online: February 14, 2019 Subscription may be required
 
Screening Mammography: Patient Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Communication of Estimated Breast Cancer Risk
Amornsiripanitch A, Mangano M, Niell BL. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 208:5, 1163-1170 Subscription may be required
 
Breast Arterial Calcification in the Mammogram Report: The Patient Perspective
Margolies LR, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2019 212:1, 209-214 Subscription may be required
 
Electronic Kiosks for Patient Satisfaction Survey in Radiology
Boos J, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 208:3, 577-584 Subscription may be required
 
 
Charlie AM, Gao Y, Heller SL. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Vol. 15, Issue 10, p1478–1486. Published online: December 5, 2017 Subscription may be required
 
Woolen S, et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Vol. 15, Issue 2, p274–281 Published online: November 10, 2017 Subscription may be required
Radiologist-patient communication about errors
DeBenedectis C, Rosen M. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. July 5, 2018 Subscription may be required
 
Waite S et al. Clinical Imaging. Sept-Oct 2018; Volume 51, pages 266-272 Subscription may be required
 
Bassik, Noy. Journal of the American College of Radiology, August 2017; Volume 14, Issue 8, 998-999 Subscription may be required
Use of technology to enhance communication
Kohli MD, et al. RadioGraphics. Oct. 10, 2018; Vol. 38, No. 6.
 
Hawkins M. HealthTech. June 20, 2018
 
Seidel, Rebecca L. et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. January 2018; Volume 15, Issue 1, 224-228 Subscription may be required
 
Short, Ryan G. et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. November 2017; Volume 14, Issue 11, 1489-1497 Subscription may be required
 
Gefen R, Bruno MA, Abujudeh HH. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 209:5, 987-991 Subscription may be required
 
Kotsenas AL, et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2018; 15(1 Pt B):155–161 Subscription may be required
 
Golding LP. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017; 14(1):138–139 Subscription may be required
 
Trofimova A, et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 15, Issue 8, 1182-1184 Subscription may be required
 
Cook TS, Oh SC, Kahn CE Jr. Academic Radiology. 2017; 24(9):1169–1174 Subscription may be required
 
Okawa, Grant et al.  Journal of the American College of Radiology. Volume 14, Issue 9, 1219-1221 Subscription may be required
Resident education
Ranginwala, Saad et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology. January 2018; Volume 15, Issue 1, Part B: 190-200 Subscription may be required
 
Thakar, S. Radiology Business. January 22, 2018
 
Itri JN, Yacob S, Mithqal A. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Sept.-Oct. 2017, Pages 377-381 Subscription may be required
 
Brown SD, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 209:2, 351-357 Subscription may be required

Patient-centered radiology resources

Patient-centered care information online
Organization that promotes care and respect in the relationship between practitioner and patient.
 
Led by the American College of Radiology, this program gives technology tools to radiologists to ensure their role in quality patient care.
 
Spotlights radiologists using Imaging 3.0 techniques that transition from a focus on the volume of scans read to the value of the patient experience.
 
Organization that provides models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals.
 
Coaching and consulting organization that advocates for patient-centered care and establishing standards through a designation program.
Medical trade publications
Patient-centered care videos
Meet a radiology resident who gets a reality check to become more patient-involved in this video by RSNA.
 
Patients describe how radiologists and their staff have made a difference in their lives in this video by RSNA.
 
In this animated short, produced by RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), Dr. Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create genuine empathy if we are brave enough to get in touch with our own fragility.
 
Produced by the Cleveland Clinic Office of Patient Experience to help ensure consistent patient-centered care by partnering with caregivers, patients and families.
 
Dr. L. Scott Winner, a diagnostic radiologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, touches on the need for an emotional connection with patients.
 
Introduces doctors and imaging services at the radiology department at Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO. Submitted for use in Radiology Cares by Jennifer L. Kemp, M.D., with Diversified Radiology of Colorado. ©2013 Diversified Radiology
 
Nila Webster, a cancer patient, introduces the Radiology Consultation Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and describes the importance of interaction with her radiologist.