The ABR's Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) program addresses Part IV requirements of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). For Diagnostic Radiology, including Vascular and Interventional Radiology, five categories of PQI projects have been defined:
Please see the ABR website for full descriptions of each category as well as new comprehensive guidelines, updated June 2013. Each diagnostic radiologist decides on a project in one of these categories, working as an individual, within a department or a group, or associated with a national society.
The ABR provides specific procedures for implementing individual and/or group PQI projects following the PDSA Cycle, an overview of which can be found here.
Following are links to the ABR Website that will provide instructions on performing Individual and Group PQI Projects, along with the reporting template for each.
For further information regarding Maintenance of Certification (MOC) please visit the ABR Website.
To assist you in this process, the RSNA Quality Improvement Committee have created a number of PQI Projects that have since been qualified by the ABR. The following are the beginning of what we hope will be a growing library of projects and templates to help you meet the MOC Part IV requirement.