(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING @ RSNA 2009) -- RSNA meeting attendees can expect health services scientific sessions to focus on quality, according to the committee chair. The sessions will define quality and how radiologists can work on the entire care experience. "We are more than the images and reports we generate," said Dr. Ruth Carlos, chair of the RSNA subcommittee on health services policy and research. "We are active participants in the patient care process, and it is up to us to make sure that when they're in our care we render the highest quality possible." One paper from Australia focuses on improving quality by describing the facility's adverse events database, which looks at errors across the care spectrum. The session is meant to focus attention on areas that need more improvement, like mismarked films and wrong patients getting imaged, said Carlos, an associate professor of radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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