Stewards of High-Value Imaging

The Stewards of High-Value Imaging special collection features a selection of case studies from the Imaging 3.0 library that highlight how radiologists are working with referring physicians and other care partners to improve image ordering through the ACR’s Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCANTM).

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Case Studies


In Sync

Radiologists and ED physicians use R-SCANTM to bolster their relationship and improve imaging appropriateness for pediatric patients.
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Backed by Guidance

Hershey Medical Center’s R-SCAN™ project decreases inappropriate low back pain imaging and utilization in the emergency department.
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Partners in Quality

With R-SCANTM, radiologists and ED physicians achieve a 45 percent improvement in appropriate CT ordering for PE.
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Homing in on Quality

Radiologists in rural western North Carolina are strengthening their relationships with local physicians and reducing inappropriate imaging via R-SCAN™.
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The Benefits of Collaboration

Radiologists and emergency department physicians partner on an R-SCAN™ project — successfully reducing unnecessary imaging by 52 percent.
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Engaging the Physician

Using R-SCANTM, radiologists collaborate with family medicine clinics to enhance imaging appropriateness of lumbar spine orders.
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Teaching Imaging Appropriateness

A simulation-based educational program increases medical students’ abilities to identify appropriate imaging.
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