JTI Blog

Current events in cardiopulmonary radiology, updates about the journal’s web site features, and links to other web sites of interest to cardiopulmonary radiologists.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

T4T by Jonathan Chung: Quality Corner
As recently featured in RSNA News, the new Quality Corner is up and running on the Journal of Thoracic Imaging (JTI) website!  Here you can find valuable, open-source resources to help you improve your knowledge of the quality aspects of cardiopulmonary imaging for board preparation and future practice.

-The Quality Collection: Comprised of 11 free papers ranging from radiation dose considerations to practical tips on how to start a cardiac CT clinic.

-The ACR Appropriateness Criteria Reviews: Summaries of the appropriateness of specific imaging tests for precise clinical indications, based on what has been published in the medical literature.

-PQI Project: Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) ideas to fulfill the American Board of Radiology’s Maintenance of Certification requirement and/or complete a systems-based project as part of residency requirements.

-STR Lectures: A collection of online video lectures from the Society of Thoracic Radiology which focus on quality issues in cardiopulmonary radiology.

Dr. Jeffrey P. Kanne, the Consulting Editor for Electronic Media at the JTI, created this valuable resource to “maintain a current and relevant repository of quality management resources focused on improving patient care and encouraging new approaches to quality in cardiopulmonary imaging.”