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Evidence Base for Quality Control Activities in Cardiovascular Imaging


Eskandari, M and Kramer, CM and Hecht, HS and Jaber, WA and Marwick, TH, Evidence Base for Quality Control Activities in Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 9, (3) pp. 294-305. ISSN 1936-878X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 American College of Cardiology Foundation

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.11.012


Quality control is pervasive in most modern business, but, surprisingly, is in its infancy in medicine in general-and cardiovascular imaging in particular. The increasing awareness of the cost of cardiovascular imaging, matched by a desire to show benefits from imaging to patient outcome, suggests that this deficiency should be reassessed. Demonstration of improved quality has been proposed to require a focus on several domains: laboratory organization, patient selection, image acquisition, image interpretation, and results communication. Improvement in these steps will require adoption of a variety of interventions, including laboratory accreditation, appropriate use criteria, and continuous quality control and enhancements in reporting, but the evidence base for the benefit of interventions on these steps has been sparse. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current status and future goals of developing the evidence base for these processes in cardiovascular imaging.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cardiovascular imaging, quality control
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Eskandari, M (Dr Mehdi Eskandari)
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:109592
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-06-22
Last Modified:2022-08-25

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