Radiological Safety and Quality

Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation

  • Lawrence Lau
  • Kwan-Hoong Ng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Radiological Safety and Quality

  3. Procedure Justification, Protection Optimization, and Error Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Chris L. Sistrom, Jeffrey B. Weilburg, Daniel I. Rosenthal, Keith J. Dreyer, James H. Thrall
      Pages 123-141
    3. Osnat Luxenburg, Esti Shelly, Michal Margalit
      Pages 143-159
    4. Robert George, Lawrence Lau, Kwan-Hoong Ng
      Pages 161-176
    5. Catherine Mandel, William Runciman
      Pages 203-221
  4. Infrastructure Improvements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Theocharis Berris, Madan M. Rehani
      Pages 225-239
    3. Kelly Classic, Bernard Le Guen, Kenneth Kase, Richard Vetter
      Pages 263-277
    4. Hannu Järvinen, Pamela Wilcox
      Pages 291-306
    5. Adrian K. Dixon, Arl Van Moore Jr.
      Pages 323-336
  5. Global, Regional and National Challenges, Actions and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Michael G. Kawooya, Azza Hammou, Hassen A. Gharbi, Lawrence Lau
      Pages 339-360
    3. Dong-Wook Sung, Byung Ihn Choi
      Pages 379-390
    4. Georgi Simeonov, Remigiusz Baranczyk, Augustin Janssens
      Pages 391-401
    5. Richard Duszak Jr., Ezequiel Silva III
      Pages 415-431
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 453-471

About this book


Radiological Safety and Quality - Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration by international experts and leaders from academic institutions, radiology practices, professional organizations, regulatory authorities, UN and international agencies.  Established principles and new concepts, challenges and opportunities, and examples of leadership and innovations are discussed to raise awareness, share experience and facilitate development of facility-based or system-wide improvements in radiation safety, quality radiology, and patient care by procedure justification, optimization of protection and imaging data, and incident minimization.


The 26 chapters by 53 experts and 11 messages from international organizations and agencies convey a common theme: there is no single panacea to improve radiological safety and quality but on-going leadership, innovation, collaboration, and stakeholder participation are needed.


The team

R Baranczyk, T Berris, CC Blackmore, C Borras, RK Chhem, BI Choi, K Classic, M Crick, AK Dixon, KJ Dreyer, R Duszak Jr, XY Feng, DP Frush, R George, HA Gharbi, L Glenn, A Hammou, ELM Ho, A Janssens, H Järvinen, K Kase, M Kawooya, LM Kenny, LS Lau, B Le Guen, J Le Heron, O Luxenburg, C Mandel, M Margalit, AV Moore, R Morin, KH Ng, TNB Pascual, M Rehani, DF Gutierrez, S Ros, DI Rosenthal, W Runciman, F Shannoun, PC Shrimpton, E Shelly, E Silva III, G Simeonov, CL Sistrom, B Song, DW Sung, JH Thrall, E Vano, R Vetter, JB Weilburg, P Wilcox, WT Wu, and H Zaidi.


The Editors

Lawrence Lau is a radiologist from Melbourne and the founding Chairman of the International Radiology Quality Network, an organization focusing on collaborative actions to improve the quality, safe, and appropriate use of radiology for practitioners, facilities and healthcare systems.

Kwan-Hoong Ng is a Professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Biomedical Imaging, and the University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He has been actively involved with education, research and training in radiological safety and imaging.


Novice practitioners, experienced leaders and stakeholders in radiology, radiography, clinical medical physics, patient safety, administration, regulatory authorities, professional organizations and agencies will find this publication useful in the development and implementation of actions to improve radiation safety, quality patient care, and appropriate use of radiology.


Justification Leadership Optimization Radiation protection Radiological safety and quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Lau
    • 1
  • Kwan-Hoong Ng
    • 2
  1. 1.International Radiology Quality NetworkRestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical ImagingUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7255-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7256-4
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