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Quality and Safety Initiatives for Radiation Safety in Imaging

Bhargavan-Chatfield, Mythreyi1

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000001010
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There is a substantial infrastructure for quality and safety in radiologic imaging, built over decades, that is available to practices and providers. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of those resources and place them in the context of patient care. Successful application of these resources requires both the technology as well as the culture to use the techniques. We are beginning to see more tools to support the culture change necessary to take advantage of the resources, and increased attention to the patient perspective.

1American College of Radiology, 1891 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

For correspondence contact the author at the above address, or email at mchatfield@acr.org.

(Manuscript accepted 25 September 2018)

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