R-SCAN enables radiologists and referring clinicians to collaborate to improve imaging appropriateness. Use our web-based tools and CDS technology to optimize imaging care, reduce unnecessary imaging exams and lower the cost of care.
R-SCAN projects follow three basic phases:
Phase A: Baseline Data Collection – Review ordering patterns for a specific imaging topic; e.g., imaging for low back pain, and with a specific group of referring clinicians.
Phase B: Educational Intervention – Carry out an educational program to improve the ordering of imaging exams. Educational materials are available for imaging topics related to several Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Phase C: Post-Education Data Collection – Review ordering patterns to determine if the educational collaboration resulted in improvement, then submit your final report.