Emergency Radiology: Evolution, Current Status, and Future Directions

Can Assoc Radiol J. 2022 Apr 26;8465371221088924. doi: 10.1177/08465371221088924. Online ahead of print.


Emergency Radiology is a clinical practice and an academic discipline that has rapidly gained increasing global recognition among radiology and emergency/critical care departments and trauma services around the world. As with other subspecialties, Emergency Radiology practice has a unique scope and purpose and presents with its own unique challenges. There are several advantages of having a dedicated Emergency Radiology section, perhaps most important of which is the broad clinical skillset that Emergency Radiologists are known for. This multi-society paper, representing the views of Emergency Radiology societies in Canada and Europe, outlines several value-oriented contributions of Emergency Radiologists and briefly discusses the current state of Emergency Radiology as a subspecialty.

Keywords: Emergency Radiology; imaging protocols; mass casualty; practice management; quality.