Evidence-based practice in radiology: what color is your parachute?

Abdom Imaging. 2008 Jan-Feb;33(1):3-5. doi: 10.1007/s00261-007-9311-4.


Increasingly, constructive thought is being given to non-interpretive competencies in Radiology training and practice. Two of these are "Practice-Based Learning" and "Systems-Based Practice". These areas are evolving. It seems likely that, in some way, the paradigm of "Evidence-Based Practice" (EBP) derived from the McMaster/Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) methodology will form part of these new disciplines. This introductory article sets the scene for this Feature Section in Abdominal Imaging consisting entirely of short "Critically Appraised Topics" produced using EBP techniques. It is hoped that this will stimulate further discussion and consideration of the potential role of EBP in radiology education.

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans