Achieving Quality in Cardiovascular Imaging II. Proceedings From the Second American College of Cardiology-Duke University Medical Center Think Tank on Quality in Cardiovascular Imaging

Pamela S. Douglas, Jersey Chen, Linda Gillam, Robert Hendel, W. Gregory Hundley, Frederick Masoudi, Manesh R. Patel, Eric Peterson

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Abstract

Despite rapid technologic advances and sustained growth, less attention has been focused on quality in imaging than in other areas of cardiovascular medicine. To address this deficit, representatives from cardiovascular imaging societies, private payers, government agencies, the medical imaging industry, and experts in quality measurement met in the second Quality in Cardiovascular Imaging Think Tank. The participants endorsed the previous consensus definition of quality in imaging and proposed quality measures. Additional areas of needed effort included data standardization and structured reporting, appropriateness criteria, imaging registries, laboratory accreditation, partnership development, and imaging research. The second American College of Cardiology-Duke University Think Tank continued the process of the development, dissemination, and adoption of quality improvement initiatives for all cardiovascular imaging modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-240
Number of pages10
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • appropriateness
  • cardiovascular imaging
  • health outcomes
  • quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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