The Value of Imaging Part II: Value beyond Image Interpretation

Phuong Anh T. Duong, David A. Pastel, Gelareh Sadigh, David Ballard, Joseph C. Sullivan, Brian Bresnahan, Karen Buch, Richard Duszak

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Although image interpretation is an essential part of radiologists' value, there are other ways in which we contribute to patient care. Part II of the value of imaging series reviews current initiatives that demonstrate value beyond the image interpretation. Standardizing processes, reducing the radiation dose of our examinations, clarifying written reports, improving communications with patients and providers, and promoting appropriate imaging through decision support are all ways we can provide safer, more consistent, and higher quality care. As payers and policy makers push to drive value, research that demonstrates the value of these endeavors, or lack thereof, will become increasingly sought after and supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Imaging appropriateness
  • Lexicon
  • Patient communication
  • Standardization


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