Project Management for Quality Improvement in Radiology

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Nov;205(5):W470-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14807.


Objective: This article outlines a structured approach for applying project management principles to quality improvement in radiology. We highlight the framework we use for managing improvement projects in our department and review basic project management principles.

Conclusion: Project management involves techniques for executing projects effectively and efficiently. We recognize the following phases for managing improvement projects: idea, project evaluation and selection, role assignment, planning, improvement, and sustaining improvement.

Keywords: project management; quality improvement.

MeSH terms

  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Humans
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Quality Improvement*
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / standards*