Radiologic Safety and Liability
April 4, 2019 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Screening, diagnostic, and interventional radiology services are provided in a complex environment that demands technical excellence; highly skilled, well-trained clinicians and ancillary staff; and sophisticated, costly equipment. Advances in technology, increasing regulatory demands, changes in reimbursement, and the management of digital imaging and archiving systems are only a few of the factors affecting radiology services. Safeguarding patients and employees from the hazards of radiation exposure and improving the quality of patient care also are paramount concerns.