January 6, 2015

Quality (Out of) Control: Why We Need Standardized Image Quality Metrics

Image quality is vital to the overall quality of medical imaging service delivery. Instead of getting better with time, however, medical imaging quality assurance has declined due to technical, economic, cultural and geographic factors. Radiologists consequently need to be more proactive by assuming leadership roles in quality assurance education, research, clinical oversight and intervention. If attention shifts to image quality and outcome analysis data, the radiology community could differentiate itself from others as well as inner competition, consequently combatting commoditization trends and declines in reimbursement. {read more here}