Ethical Considerations in Medical Imaging: How Do Ethics Affect Our Patients and Our Practice?

Susan Castanette, RT(R)(BD)


   *Radiologic Technologist, Hillsboro, Oregon.
   Address correspondence to: Susan Castanette, RT(R)(BD), 2459 SE Tualatin Valley Highway, PMB 433, Hillsboro, OR 97123. E-mail: scastanette@upwardaccess.com.

Disclosure Statement: Ms Castanette reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Ethics encompasses a variety of issues that all medical professionals, including medical imaging technologists, must ultimately tackle. When considering ethics, medical imaging professionals need to take into account their responsibilities to patients, colleagues, employers, the imaging profession, and themselves. This article will review these responsibilities with respect to medical imaging and the challenges that imaging technologists may face in approaching their work from the perspective of sound ethics.



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