Designing a Safer Radiology Department
AJR:198, February 2012
C. Daniel Johnson, Rafael Miranda, Howard H. Osborn, Jodi M. Miller, Sherrie L. Prescott, Kenneth T. Aakre, Karl N. Krecke, Daniel F. Broderick
OBJECTIVE. Patients presume safety in radiologic services, but the potential to do harm exists in every area' of imaging. Radiology department personnel need to understand basic regulatory requirements for safety and how to promote and improve safety in the future.
CONCLUSION. This article reviews key safety metrics that we think are relevant to ra¬diology and discusses how to define the measures and how we are attempting to translate the metrics into a culture of safety.