Science & Education
Following its Spring meeting, the Quality Improvement Committee issued a call for storyboard abstracts that describe quality assessment and improvement initiatives in the field of radiology that have taken place in institutions to improve the care or service provided to patients. After a rigorous peer-review process, 47 abstracts were selected for development into storyboards. These were displayed in the Health Services Research, Policy, and Practice section of the Lakeside Learning Center at RSNA 2010.
Creating an Unified Patient Radiation Dose Tracking System: Multiple Modalities, Vendors, and Techniques University of British ColumbiaAuthors: Tim O'Connell, MEng, MD, Debra Chang, MD, John E. Aldrich, PhD, John R. Mayo, MD
Cutting Down on Radiation on CT Urography: How We Did It Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of KoreaAuthors: Sungwon Lee, MD, SeungEun Jung, MD, Sung EunRha, MD, Soon Nam Oh, Young Joon Lee, MD, Jae Y. Byun, MD, PhD
Decreasing MRI Wait Times Using LEAN Methodology: Our Experience at Humber River Regional Hospital Humber River Regional HospitalAuthors: Claudina Longo, MRT.R, Denise Ellison, RT
Decreasing Variability in CT Scan Reporting of Emphysema Brigham and Women's HospitalAuthors: Francine L. Jacobson, MD, MPH, RachnaMadan, MD, Ritu R. Gill, MBBS, Orla Buckley, HirotoHatabu, MD, PhD, Andetta R. Hunsaker, MD
Developing and Maintaining a Quality Improvement Initiative in a Large Community Academic Radiology Department: Highlights and Successes of a Five Year Experience Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)Authors: Steven Lev, MD, RaziaRehmani, MD, Victor J. Scarmato, MD
Development and Deployment of a Web-based Quality and Safety Toolbox: Platform-independent Online Modules for Managing Peer Review, Results Communication, Safety Reporting, Faculty Performance Evaluation, and a Quality Tutorial Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAuthors: Chun-Shan Yam, PhD, Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PhD
Development of a CT Contrast Program: A Model for Community Hospitals Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)Authors: RaziaRehmani, MD, Julia Grossman, Toshimasa Clark, Steven Lev, MD
Development of a Radiology Operation Dashboard for Minimizing Unread Cases in Large Teaching Hospitals Using PACS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Authors: Chun-Shan Yam, PhD, Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PhD
Doctor, Did You Look at That X-ray? Tools to Reduce Image and Report Mismatch Errors Staten Island University HospitalAuthors: David Hirschorn, MD, VinhPhan, MD
Efficiency Metrics for Imaging Device Productivity Mayo Clinic ScottsdaleAuthors: William Pavlicek, PhD, Clinton V. Wellnitz, MD, Teresa Wu, Muhong Zhang, Rafael Miranda, Shirley Loprino, MBA, RT, et al.
Establishing a Radiologic Technologist Peer Review Program Massachusetts General HospitalAuthors: Preston Drew Stingley, MHA, MBA, Ernest Byers, MA, Patricia Doyle, MBA, RT, Janice Wright, BS, RT, Anthony E. Samir, MBBCh, Javier M. Romero, MD
Evaluating the Implementation of a QI Initiative: Week-end Gastrojejunostomy Tube Maintenance Service in a Tertiary Pediatric Center The Hospital for Sick ChildrenAuthors: Diana Jaskolka, BS, Nicole E. Brown, BS, Eyal Cohen, MD, Med, Bill J. Moustephen, MD, Bairbre L. Connolly, MD
Evidence-based Process for Improving Resident CT Protocol Competency Henry Ford HospitalAuthors: Brent Griffith, MD, James J. Morrison, MD, Eric M. Spickler, MD
Imaging the Culprit's Twin: Search for the Intra-operative Retained Foreign Body Penn State College of MedicineAuthors: Kathleen D. Eggli, MD, Michael A. Hess, ARRT, RT
Improving MRI Patient Safety at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics University of Wisconsin Hospital & ClinicsAuthors: Matthew C. Henry, MBA, Holly Krizek, Gregory L. Spicer, MS, RT(R), Scott B. Reeder, MD, PhD, Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
Improving Team Performance during the Preprocedure Time-out Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyAuthors: Mandie Street, ARRT, PrathushaTatineny, BA, James R. Duncan, MD, PhD
Improving the Clinical Performance of Radiologists: Multisource Expansion of a Peer Review Program beyond Comparisons of Diagnostic Errors and Discrepancies Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAuthors: Chun-Shan Yam, PhD, Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, Paul W. Spirn, MD, Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PhD
Improving Ultrasound Report Turnaround Time by Using RSNA-based Reporting Templates and Radiologist-based Examination with Speech Recognition System Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Authors: M. KashifMirza MBBS,MCS, ImranaMasroor, MBBS, Nabile M. Safdar, MD, Waseem A. Mirza, MBBS, Nadeem Ahmad, MBBS, FCPS, Ayesha Shaikh, MD, et al.
Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Safety Program University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterAuthors: Joseph R. Steele Jr, MD, A. K. Jones, PhD; Elizabeth P. Ninan, BS
Limiting Use of Enteric Contrast for Abdominal CT Studies:Effect on Median Emergency Department CT Turnaround Time and Perceived Exam Quality University of Kentucky (UKHealthCare), Lexington, KYAuthors: Bradley Wells, MD, Jason T. Rexroad, MD, Karsten Colwell, RT
Optimizing Radiation Use During Computed Tomography and Fluoroscopy Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyAuthors: Sreevathsan Sridhar, Stephen Currie, BS, Emily M. Beck, BS, Mandie Street, ARRT, James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, Robert C. McKinstry III, MD, PhD, et al.
Pathway to 100% MOC Commitment in a Large Private Practice Radiology Group: Dealing with Fear, Uncertainty, and Oral Exam-o-phobia Radiology Associates Northern KentuckyAuthors: Eric A. Brandser, MD, Gary M. Schmitt, MD
Peer Review of CT Examination Quality at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital University of Alabama at Birmingham HospitalAuthors: Deborah D. Flint, PE, MBA, Lincoln Berland, MD, Donna Elam, RT (R)(CT)(AART)
Quality Improvement of Clinical Cardiac MRI Service Using Analysis of DICOM Image Header Data Massachusetts General HospitalAuthors: Kimberly G Kallianos, BS, Brian B Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA, Thomas J. Brady, MD
Radiation Accumulation Database (RAD): An Automated Method for Summation of Patients' Radiation Doses Mount Sinai Medical CenterAuthors: Amish Patel, MD, YoavParag, MD, Evan G. Stein, MD, PhD, Burton P. Drayer, MD, Bradley N. Delman, MD
Radiation Exposure Reduction during Hysterosalpingography Montefiore Medical Ctr/Einstein HospitalAuthors: NogahHaramati, MD, Inessa A. Goldman, MD, Alan H. Schoenfeld, MS
Reducing Radiation Exposure in Pediatric CT: A Shared Responsibility University of California Los AngelesAuthors: Maryam Khatonabadi, Theodore R. Hall, MD, M.I. Boechat, MD, Susie Muir, MD, Christopher H. Cagnon, PhD, Michael F. McNitt-Gray, PhD, et al.
Reimagining the New Employee On-Boarding Process at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging Massachusetts General HospitalAuthors: Whitney E. Carlson, MPH, Kerri Calter, BS, RT
Repeat Analysis in a Digital Image Department Massachusetts General HospitalAuthors: Mary-Theresa Shore, MS CIIP RT(R)(CT)(MR), FaezehAbedi-Tari, RT, Maureen Trombley, RT, Maureen Seluta, Benjamin Pulli, MD, Thomas J. Schultz, BS, et al.
Safe Transfer of Trauma Patients in Spine Precautions: A Teaching Module for the Radiology Department Metro Health Medical CenterAuthors: Jimmy Saade, MD, Charles Spirtos, MD
Safe Use of Radiation during Fluoroscopy Procedures Baylor Healthcare SystemAuthors: M ACura MD, S. Castillo RN, M Hatab PhD, R Suri MD
Safety and Efficiency during Vascular Interventional Radiologic Procedures: Identification of Targets for Improvement Imperial College, London, UKAuthors: Abigail Morbi, MohamadHamady, FRCR, Celia V. Riga, MRCS, ElikaKashef, MBBS, Ben J. Pearch, MBBS, MD, Nicholas J. Cheshire, MD, et al.
STAT: How to Make Every Minute Count Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)Authors: Julia Grossman, Rosalee N. Gonzalez, BS, Toshimasa Clark, Son T. Nguyen, BS, Mary E. Samis, RN, Steven Lev, MD, et al.
Steps for Decreasing Fluoroscopy Time for PICC Line Placement Swedish American HospitalAuthors: Marc A. Bernstein, MD, Karen Biasin, RT
Strategies for Preventing Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyAuthors: James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, Mandie Street, ARRT
Streamlined Documented Critical and Urgent Results Communication Protocol Radiology Associates Northern KentuckyAuthors: Eric A. Brandser, MD, James Roebker, MD, Walter R. Eiseman, MD, Teresa Hatfield, Jim Woods, RT, Jason Wessel, MBA
The Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Lack of Oral Contrast on CT in the Emergent Setting University of Southern California Keck School of MedicineAuthors: George K. Spanos, MD, Maryam Balouch, BS, Sravanthi Reddy, MD, David R. Radin, MD, Suzanne Palmer, MD, Vinay A. Duddalwar, MD, FRCR, et al.
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