The breast imaging center. Successful management in today's environment

Radiol Clin North Am. 2000 Jul;38(4):853-60. doi: 10.1016/s0033-8389(05)70205-0.


Radiologists, because of their expertise in mammography and other diagnostic and imaging tests, are assuming an increasing role in the diagnosis of breast cancer, but are faced with decreasing reimbursements and a shortage of trained mammographers. Delegation of many physicians' tasks to nonphysician employees is more cost-effective. Reimbursements must be increased to support radiologists in their expanded role.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Personnel
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / economics
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / organization & administration*
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging* / economics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammography / economics
  • Radiology / economics
  • Radiology / organization & administration
  • Radiology, Interventional / economics
  • Radiology, Interventional / organization & administration
  • Reimbursement Mechanisms
  • Workforce