Radiology

Innovations

Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

Nurse Practitioner–Staffed Clinic Offers Same-Day, Comprehensive Appointments to Patients With Breast Symptoms, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Lower Costs 03/22/13

To improve the efficiency and timeliness of diagnosis and treatment for patients with symptomatic breast conditions, Virginia Mason Medical Center created a breast clinic co-located in a radiology...

Engaging Room Design and Distraction Techniques Comfort Pediatric Radiology Patients, Leading to Less Need for Sedation, Shorter Wait Times, Higher Satisfaction 09/28/12

To reduce the need to sedate young patients and improve the patient/family care experience, the radiology department at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC introduced the Adventure Series...

Imaging Protocol Sharply Reduces Overuse of Cervical Spine X-Rays for Emergency Department Trauma Patients 04/19/11

The University of Rochester Medical Center uses a simple protocol to reduce unnecessary use of cervical spine x-rays for emergency department patients with traumatic injury. The protocol directs...

Algorithm Guides Test Ordering for Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism, Improving Patient Safety by Reducing Unnecessary Radiation Exposure 04/08/11

Montefiore Medical Center uses a simple algorithm to promote appropriate use of imaging tests for stable emergency department patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, with the goal of promoting...

QualityTools

Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
  • What is a mammogram?
  • Are there different types of mammograms?
  • How...

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