Radiological Safety and Quality: Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation

Radiological Safety and Quality: Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation


Edited by Lawrence S. W. Lau, Edited by Kwan-Hoong Ng

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  • Publisher: Springer
  • Format: Hardback | 471 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 33mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Dordrecht
  • ISBN 10: 9400772556
  • ISBN 13: 9789400772557
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: 2014 ed.
  • Illustrations note: 45 black & white illustrations, 33 colour illustrations, 45 black & white tables, 7 colour tables, biography
  • Sales rank: 1,318,914

Product description

This book is the product of a unique collaboration by experts from leading international, regional and national agencies and professional organizations discussing on the current 'hot' issue on the judicious use and safety of radiation in radiology. There have been several cases involving radiation overexposure that have received international attention. Strategies and solutions to guide readers how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks when using radiation in medicine are covered.

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From the book reviews: "A most welcome addition to the body of literature about radiologic quality and safety that is both comprehensive and timely. ... this volume contains large sections that would be relevant and useful for a wide spectrum of medical professionals ranging from radiologists as policy makers, quality safety officers, or administrators to radiation physicists, allied health professionals, or institutional administrators involved in radiation and medical imaging utilization policy, whether their responsibilities are confined to a single imaging center or extend internationally." (Gerald M. Legiehn, Radiology, Vol. 273 (2), November, 2014) "This edited book addresses fundamental radiological safety and quality principles in medical imaging. ... Several groups should find this book educational, including students, experienced clinical leaders, and stakeholders in radiology, radiography, medical physics, health physics, patient safety, administration, regulatory authorities, professional organizations and agencies. The book is superbly edited with chapters written as a unique collaboration of experts from leading international agencies and professional organizations, appropriately qualified for the topics." (Lawrence T. Dauer, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2014)

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Radiological Safety and Quality - Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration by international experts and leaders from academic institutions, radiology practices, professional organizations, regulatory authorities, UN and international agencies. Established principles and new concepts, challenges and opportunities, and examples of leadership and innovations are discussed to raise awareness, share experience and facilitate development of facility-based or system-wide improvements in radiation safety, quality radiology, and patient care by procedure justification, optimization of protection and imaging data, and incident minimization. The 26 chapters by 53 experts and 11 messages from international organizations and agencies convey a common theme: there is no single panacea to improve radiological safety and quality but on-going leadership, innovation, collaboration, and stakeholder participation are needed. """The team"R Baranczyk, T Berris, CC Blackmore, C Borras, RK Chhem, BI Choi, K Classic, M Crick, AK Dixon, KJ Dreyer, R Duszak Jr, XY Feng, DP Frush, R George, HA Gharbi, L Glenn, A Hammou, ELM Ho, A Janssens, H Jarvinen, K Kase, M Kawooya, LM Kenny, LS Lau, B Le Guen, J Le Heron, O Luxenburg, C Mandel, M Margalit, AV Moore, R Morin, KH Ng, TNB Pascual, M Rehani, DF Gutierrez, S Ros, DI Rosenthal, W Runciman, F Shannoun, PC Shrimpton, E Shelly, E Silva III, G Simeonov, CL Sistrom, B Song, DW Sung, JH Thrall, E Vano, R Vetter, JB Weilburg, P Wilcox, WT Wu, and H Zaidi."""The Editors"Lawrence Lau is a radiologist from Melbourne and the founding Chairman of the International Radiology Quality Network, an organization focusing on collaborative actions to improve the quality, safe, and appropriate use of radiology for practitioners, facilities and healthcare systems.Kwan-Hoong Ng is a Professor of Medical Physics in the Department of Biomedical Imaging, and the University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He has been actively involved with education, research and training in radiological safety and imaging. Novice practitioners, experienced leaders and stakeholders in radiology, radiography, clinical medical physics, patient safety, administration, regulatory authorities, professional organizations and agencies will find this publication useful in the development and implementation of actions to improve radiation safety, quality patient care, and appropriate use of radiology."

Table of contents

Preface Foreword Authors Acknowledgement Table of Contents Section I: Radiological Safety and Quality Radiological Safety and Quality - Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation; LS Lau, KH Ng How Radiation Protection Influences Quality in Radiology; E Vano, KH Ng, LS Lau Dose Assessment in the Management of Patient Protection in Diagnostic and Intervention Radiology; PC Shrimpton, KH Ng Monitoring of Medical Radiation Exposure for Individuals; DP Frush, R Morin R, M Rehani UNSCEAR: Analyzing Population Survey Data for Collaborative Development of Evidence-based Radiation Protection Policies; F Shannoun, M Crick Section II: Procedure Justification, Protection Optimization, and Error Reduction National, Regional and Global Radiology and Medical Imaging Referral Guidelines: Issues and Opportunities; LS Lau Use of Imaging Appropriateness Criteria for Decision Support During Radiology Order Entry: The MGH Experience; CL Sistrom, JB Weilburg, DI Rosenthal, KJ Dreyer KJ, JH Thrall Use of Referral Guidelines as a Justification Tool: National Perspective; O Luxenburg, E Shelly, M Margalit Team Approach to Optimize Radiology Techniques; R George, LS Lau, KH Ng Advances in Technological Design to Optimize Exposure and Improve Image Quality; DF Gutierrez Rios, H Zaidi System for Reporting and Analyzing Incidents; C Mandel, W Runciman Section III: Infrastructure Improvements Promoting Public Awareness and Communicating Radiation Safety; T Berris, M Rehani Sustaining Praxis: Quality Assurance of Education and Training programmes of the IAEA's Division of Human Health; S Ros, TNB Pascual, RK Chhem Professional and Regulatory Collaborations to Ensure Competency; LM Kenny Safety and Radiation Protection Culture; K Classic, B Le Guen, K Kase, R Vetter Improving Quality Through Lean Process Improvement: The Example of Clinical Decision Support; L Glenn, CC Blackmore Clinical Audit and Practice Accreditation; H Jarvinen, P Wilcox The International Basic Safety Standards and Their Application in Medical Imaging; J Le Heron, C Borras International Clinical Teleradiology: Potential Risks and Safeguards; AK Dixon, AV Moore Section IV: Global, Regional and National Challenges, Actions and Opportunities Leadership and Innovations to Improve Quality Imaging and Radiation Safety in Africa; M Kawooya, A Hammou, HA Gharbi, LS Lau Leadership and Innovations to Improve Quality Radiology and Radiation Safety in China: Regional, National and Global Perspectives; B Song, WT Wu, XY Feng, LS Lau Status of Medical Diagnostic Radiation Safety in Korea; DW Sung, BI Choi Euratom Initiatives and Perspective on Advancing Radiation Protection in Radiology; G Simeonov, R Baranczyk, A Janssens Bridging the Radiological Healthcare Divide with Social Entrepreneurship; ELM Ho From Volume to Outcomes: The Evolution of Paying for Performance in Medical Imaging; R Duszak Jr, E Silva III Global System-based Quality Improvement in Radiation Medicine and Medical Imaging; LS Lau