What should a set of standard best practices for radiology look like? Ideally, the standards would identify practices that were clearly defined, measurable, and clinically important.
Radiology standards address three broad areas of practice quality:
1. Expertise: The medical knowledge and clinical expertise of the radiologists.
2. Communication: The quality, accuracy, and timeliness of radiologic reports and consultation.
3. Leadership: The radiology service's contribution to the medical center's overall mission by full participation in clinical conferences, quality assurance initiatives, and utilization reviews.
Based on research of industry benchmarks and standards, this paper examines the 10 Best Practices in Radiology.