Quality and Safety in Imaging

  • Lluís Donoso-Bach
  • Giles W. L. Boland

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Giles W.L. Boland
    Pages 3-8
  3. Michael Bettmann, Myriam Hunink
    Pages 11-20
  4. Laila Cochon, Ramin Khorasani
    Pages 21-34
  5. Jane Adam
    Pages 63-69
  6. Romeo Laroya II, Ramin Khorasani
    Pages 71-82
  7. Jessica G. Zarzour, Lincoln L. Berland
    Pages 85-97
  8. Marta E. Heilbrun, Justin Cramer, Brian E. Chapman
    Pages 99-107
  9. Tarik K. Alkasab, Bernardo C. Bizzo, H. Benjamin Harvey
    Pages 109-118
  10. Erik R. Ranschaert, Jan M. L. Bosmans
    Pages 119-134
  11. Angel Alberich-Bayarri
    Pages 135-143
  12. Peter Mildenberger
    Pages 159-170
  13. Jaap Deinum, Gabriela Restovic, Peter Makai, Gert Jan van der Wilt, Laura Sampietro Colom
    Pages 171-183
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book


This book provides a roadmap for optimizing quality and safety within radiology practices, whether academic or private and irrespective of their national setting. All aspects of the radiology workflow are addressed, from imaging appropriateness, examination scheduling, and patient preparation through to imaging protocol optimization (including radiation dose management), modality operations, reporting (including structured reporting), and report communication. The book highlights innovative IT tools, including clinical decision support, that drive compliance with national best practice standards and guidelines. The use of big data tools to manage and enhance clinical delivery is addressed. Finally, metrics designed to measure the value that radiology brings to patient care and patient outcomes are introduced. Readers wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary best practices regarding quality and safety will find this book to be a rich source of practical information.


CDS tools Imaging Appropriateness Imaging Protocols Modality Operations Quality in Medical Imaging Radiation Dose Optimization Safety in Medical Imaging Structured Reporting in Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lluís Donoso-Bach
    • 1
  • Giles W. L. Boland
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital Clinic of BarcelonaUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42576-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42578-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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