Imaging guidelines for enhancing justifications for radiologic studies

Woo Kyoung Jeong, Jung Hwan Baek, Seung Eun Jung, Kyung Hyun Do, Hwan-Seok Yong, Min Jeong Kim, Miyoung Choi, Min Lee, Sol Ji Choi, Ae Jeong Jo, Jin A. Choi

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Abstract

Justification in the field of radiology refers to the appropriate use of radiologic imaging modalities, and may be achieved by establishing clinical imaging guidelines (CIGs). Recently, CIGs have been shown to be useful in selecting the proper medical imaging modality, resulting in the reduction of inappropriate radiologic examinations, thereby enhancing justifications. However, the development of CIGs is both time-consuming and difficult as the methodology of evidence-based medicine should be adhered to. Thus, although the radiologic societies in developed countries such as the United Kingdom and USA are already developing and implementing CIGs in their clinical practices, CIGs are not yet readily available in many other countries owing to differences in medical circumstances and resources. In this review, we assess the role and limitations of CIGs by examining the current status of CIGs in developed countries, and also describe the specific efforts made to establish CIGs in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S38-S44
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Clinical imaging guideline
  • Computed tomography
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Justification
  • Radiation exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Jeong, W. K., Baek, J. H., Jung, S. E., Do, K. H., Yong, H-S., Kim, M. J., Choi, M., Lee, M., Choi, S. J., Jo, A. J., & Choi, J. A. (2016). Imaging guidelines for enhancing justifications for radiologic studies. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 31, S38-S44. https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2016.31.S1.S38