Flying in the Plane You Service: Patient-Centered Radiology

Stephen J. Swensen, C. Daniel Johnson

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If you were about to undergo a radiologic procedure, what 5 things would you want? The authors propose a construct for patient-centered radiology. Five wishes of a prospective radiology patient are described: 1) the information to choose, 2) the right examination, 3) a safe examination, 4) effective communication of correctly interpreted results, and 5) a fair price. The authors posit that the American practice of radiology would be considerably different if our profession practiced patient-centered radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Patient-centered
  • outcomes
  • quality
  • safety
  • service
  • transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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