Quality Assurance for Medical Imaging

  • Charles E. Willis


The goal of quality assurance (QA) is to maximize the efficiency of the imaging operation. Beyond the desire for efficient utilization of resources, QA is mandated in radiology by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Of course, compliance with standards of practice should not be the sole motivation for QA. Instead, QA should be a vehicle for providing the highest quality medical care. The totally digital radiology department offers a wonderful opportunity to exploit the features of automation toward that end.


Quality Assurance Preventive Maintenance Radiology Information System Electronic Image Imaging Operation 
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Copyright information

© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Willis
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  1. 1.Department of Imaging PhysicsUniversity of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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