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
Borondy Kitts, Andrea. Journal of the American College of Radiology. October 2017; Volume 14, Issue 10: 1349-1350
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
The Radiology Communication Quiz: Are You an Effective Communicator?
Taghavi MSH, Gale BD, Nagy P, Lee CS. Journal of the American College of Radiology. October 2015; Volume 12, Issue 10: 1082-1084
Communication of Radiology Reports to Patients: Does One Size Fit All?
Brown SD. Journal of the American College of Radiology. October 2015; Volume 12, Issue 10: 1007-1008
Patients Prefer Results From the Ordering Provider and Access to Their Radiology Reports
Cabarrus M, Naeger DM, Rybkin A, Qayyum A. Journal of the American College of Radiology. June 2015; Volume 12, Issue 6: 556-562
Patient Perspectives and Preferences for Communication of Medical Imaging Risks in a Cancer Care Setting
Thornton RH, Dauer LT, Shuk E, Bylund CL, Banerjee SC, Maloney E, Fox LB, Beattie CM, Hricak H, Hay J. Radiology. May 2015; Volume 275, Number 2: 545-552
Traditional Text-Only Versus Multiple-Enhanced Radiology Reporting: Referring Physicians' Perceptions of Value
Sadigh G, Hertweck T, Kao C, Wood P, Hughes D, Henry TS, Duszak Jr R. Journal of the American College of Radiology. May 2015; Volume 12, Issue 5: 519-524
Rethinking the Role of the Radiologist: Enhancing Visibility through Both Traditional and Nontraditional Reporting Practices
Gunn AJ, Mangano MD, Choy G, Sahani DV. RadioGraphics. March-April 2015; Volume 35, Number 2: 416-423
Cancer Patients Want More Information About Medical Imaging Risk
Radiological Society of North America, press release issued March 24, 2015
Online Social Networking for Radiology
Auffermann WF, Chetlan AL, Colucci AT, DeQuesada II IM, Grajo JR, Heller MT, Nowitzki KM, Sherry SJ, Tillack AA. Academic Radiology. January 2015; Volume 22, Issue 1: 3-13
Radiologists' Role in the Communication of Imaging Examination Results to Patients: Perceptions and Preferences of Patients
Mangano MD, Rahman A, Choy G, Sahani DV, Boland GW, Gunn AJ. American Journal of Roetgenology. November 2014; Volume 203, Number 5: 1034-1039
Reduction of Patient Anxiety of PET/CT Imaging by Improving Communication Between Patient and Technologist
Acuff SN, Bradley YC, Barlow P, Osborne DR. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. July 17 2014; doi: 10.2967/jnmt.114.139915
Enhancing Patients’ Experiences in Radiology Through Patient-Radiologist Interaction Miller P, Gunderman R, Lightburn J, Miller D. Academic Radiology. June 2013; Volume 20, Issue 6: 778-781
Patient Anxiety Before and Immediately After Imaging-Guided Breast Biopsy Procedures: Impact of Radiologist-Patient Communication
Miller LS, Shelby RA, Hayes Balmadrid M, Yoon S, Baker JA, Wildermann L, Scott Soo M. Journal of the American College of Radiology. June 2013; Volume 10, Issue 6: 423-431
Teaching Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Gunderman RB, Brown BP. Academic Radiology. December 2012; Volume 19, Issue 12: 1589-1590
Communicating Results Directly to Patients: Don't Ignore the Price Tag of This Added "Value"
Jha S. Academic Radiology. June 2012; Volume 19, Issue 6: 643-645
Minimizing and Communicating Radiation Risk in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
Fahey FH, Treves ST, Adelstein SJ. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology. March 1, 2012; Volume 40, Number 1: 13-24