Achieving quality in cardiovascular imaging: proceedings from the American College of Cardiology-Duke University Medical Center Think Tank on Quality in Cardiovascular Imaging.
Cardiovascular imaging has enjoyed both rapid technological advances and sustained growth, yet less attention has been focused on quality than in other areas of cardiovascular medicine. To address this deficit, representatives from cardiovascular imaging societies, private payers, government agencies, the medical imaging industry, and experts in quality measurement met, and this report provides an overview of the discussions. A consensus definition of quality in imaging and a convergence of opinion on quality measures across imaging modalities was achieved and are intended to be the start of a process culminating in the development, dissemination, and adoption of quality measures for all cardiovascular imaging modalities.
Douglas, P; Iskandrian, AE; Krumholz, HM; Gillam, L; Hendel, R; Jollis, J; Peterson, E; Chen, J; Masoudi, F; Mohler, E; McNamara, RL; Patel, MR; Spertus, J; American College of Cardiology, ; American College of Radiology, ; American Heart Association, ; American Society of Echocardiography, ; American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, ; Heart Failure Society of America, ; Heart Rhythm Society, ; Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention, ; Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, ; Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, ; Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, ; Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology,
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