Emergency Radiology: Current Challenges and Preparing for Continued Growth

Suzanne T. Chong, Jeffrey D. Robinson, Melissa A. Davis, Michael A. Bruno, Eric A. Roberge, Sravanthi Reddy, Robert S. Pyatt, Eric B. Friedberg

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The escalation of imaging volumes in the emergency department and intensifying demands for rapid radiology results have increased the demand for emergency radiology. The provision of emergency radiology is essential for nearly all radiology practices, from the smallest to the largest. As our radiology specialty responds to the challenge posed by the triple threat of providing 24-7 coverage, high imaging volumes, and rapid turnaround time, various questions regarding emergency radiology have emerged, including its definition and scope, unique operational demands, quality and safety concerns, impact on physician well-being, and future directions. This article reviews the current challenges confronting the subspecialty of emergency radiology and offers insights into preparing for continued growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1447-1455
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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