Flying in the plane you service: patient-centered radiology

J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Mar;7(3):216-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2009.10.017.


If you were about to undergo a radiologic procedure, what 5 things would you want? The authors propose a construct for patient-centered radiology. Five wishes of a prospective radiology patient are described: 1) the information to choose, 2) the right examination, 3) a safe examination, 4) effective communication of correctly interpreted results, and 5) a fair price. The authors posit that the American practice of radiology would be considerably different if our profession practiced patient-centered radiology.

MeSH terms

  • Choice Behavior
  • Diagnostic Imaging / economics
  • Diagnostic Imaging / standards*
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care / economics
  • Patient-Centered Care / standards*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Safety