Building Imaging Institutes of Patient Care Outcomes: Imaging as a Nidus for Innovation in Clinical Care, Research, and Education

Myria Petrou, Paul Cronin, Duaa K. Altaee, Aine M. Kelly, Bradley R. Foerster

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Abstract

Traditionally, radiologists have been responsible for the protocol of imaging studies, imaging acquisition, supervision of imaging technologists, and interpretation and reporting of imaging findings. In this article, we outline how radiology needs to change and adapt to a role of providing value-based, integrated health-care delivery. We believe that the way to best serve our specialty and our patients is to undertake a fundamental paradigm shift in how we practice. We describe the need for imaging institutes centered on disease entities (eg, lung cancer, multiple sclerosis) to not only optimize clinical care and patient outcomes, but also spur the development of a new educational focus, which will increase opportunities for medical trainees and other health professionals. These institutes will also serve as unique environments for testing and implementing new technologies and for generating new ideas for research and health-care delivery. We propose that the imaging institutes focus on how imaging practices—including new innovations—improve patient care outcomes within a specific disease framework. These institutes will allow our specialty to lead patient care, provide the necessary infrastructure for state-of-the art-education of trainees, and stimulate innovative and clinically relevant research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-598
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic radiology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Medical education
  • Patient-centered care
  • Quality of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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