Published manuscripts focused on quality improvement are becoming more common. This JTI collection contains JTI manuscripts that may assist you improving your current practice or help you to develop future quality improvement projects.
ACR Appropriateness Criteria Reviews
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria® are a uniquely valuable, evidence-based resource for clinicians and radiologists. Each review addresses the appropriateness of specific imaging tests for precise clinical indications. This JTI Collection is comprised of a series of succinct reviews of these criteria for a variety of important thoracic imaging indications, including staging of lung cancer and screening for pulmonary metastases, among others.
The "QA Guy" Blog Collection
This JTI blog collection covers topics ranging from Maintenance of Certification to peer review in cardiothoracic radiology.
Part IV of the American Board of Radiology’s Maintenance of Certification focuses on Practice Quality Improvement (PQI). This collection of projects can help you meet your goals or provide you with a framework from which you can develop your own PQI projects.
Appropriate Use of Iodinated Contrast Material in Thoracic CT
Documenting the Presence of Coronary Artery Calcification in Routine Thoracic CT
Appropriate Management of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Found on CT
The Society of Thoracic Radiology provides free, on-line educational lectures from its annual meeting and postgraduate course, including these outstanding quality-related lectures.
Communication in Radiology – What the Clinician Needs to Hear: Kevin K Brown, M.D.
Evidence-Based Medicine in Cardiothoracic Imaging: Jannette Collins, M.D., M.Ed.
Radiation Dose Reduction in Cardiothoracic CT: Karin E. Dill, M.D.
Litigation Issues in Thoracic Imaging: Leonard Berlin, M.D.
Other Quality Resources
Published quality-oriented resources that may assist you in your practice.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs
American College of Radiology Quality & Safety Resources
American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification: Practice Quality Improvement