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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 12/4/2020
  • Expiration Date: 1/1/2024
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Decision-making in radiology has traditionally been based on the guidelines developed from research findings into risk factors and age-based demographics. This biomedical model has rarely incorporated patient's preferences, concerns, and values, while the clinical implications of such factors as disability and body habitus have usually been de-emphasized when procedural decisions are made. Well-documented disparities in the delivery of radiologic services, especially for breast screening, have ensued, which can compromise the relationship between healthcare providers and patients, and as a result, the quality of care.

    Patient-centered care is a newer approach that is beginning to reshape the practice of radiology. In this alternative model, healthcare providers and patients join together to ensure the delivery of evidence-based care that is cognizant of and responsive to the values, needs, and preferences of each patient. Patient-centered care is grounded in clear communication and cooperation during the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care. Psychosocial issues, reimbursement concerns, and cultural considerations are all addressed in an open manner that is respectful of each patient's humanity. Patient-centered care is particularly important in the setting of breast screening of patients with special considerations. Mammographers play an important role in ensuring that patient-centered care becomes part of the routine delivery of mammography examinations, thereby promoting long-term consumer satisfaction and trust. All of these considerations and the role that mammographers play in patient-centered care, specifically in regards to breast imaging patients with a wide variety of needs, will be explored and discussed.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:
    • EXPLAIN the differences between the biomedical model of radiologic care and the patient-centered approach.
    • ASSESS the core components of patient-centered decision-making, including such features as communication, collaboration, cultural competency, care planning, quality-care delivery, and performance measurement.
    • IDENTIFY the most accurate and reliable projections to address special-needs patients undergoing mammography examinations.

    Categories: Mammography, Professional Development/Patient Care Quality

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 6 out of 8 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.0 ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Care0.75
    MammographyPatient Care1
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Care0.75
    Radiation TherapyPatient Care0.75
    RadiographyPatient Care0.75
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Care1
    SonographyPatient Care0.75
    Vascular SonographyPatient Care0.75

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Interactions and Management 0.75
    MammographyPatient Interactions and Management 1
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Interactions and Management 0.75
    Radiation TherapyPatient Interactions 0.75
    RadiographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.75
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Management1
    SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.75
    Vascular SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.75


Patient-Centered Breast Imaging and Specialized Treatment

Steven Marks*

*President, MedCom Consultants, Inc, Potomac MD

Address correspondence to: Steven Marks, MedCom Consultants Inc, 1311 Fallsmead Way, Potomac, Maryland, 20854. Email: steven.marks52@gmail.com.

Disclosure statement: Steven Marks reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this paper or other business activity at MedCom Consultants, Inc.

 ABSTRACT

Decision-making in radiology has traditionally been based on the guidelines developed from research findings into risk factors and age-based demographics. This biomedical model has rarely incorporated patient's preferences, concerns, and values, while the clinical implications of such factors as disability and body habitus have usually been de-emphasized when procedural decisions are made. Well-documented disparities in the delivery of radiologic services, especially for breast screening, have ensued, which can compromise the relationship between healthcare providers and patients, and as a result, the quality of care.

Patient-centered care is a newer approach that is beginning to reshape the practice of radiology. In this alternative model, healthcare providers and patients join together to ensure the delivery of evidence-based care that is cognizant of and responsive to the values, needs, and preferences of each patient. Patient-centered care is grounded in clear communication and cooperation during the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care. Psychosocial issues, reimbursement concerns, and cultural considerations are all addressed in an open manner that is respectful of each patient's humanity. Patient-centered care is particularly important in the setting of breast screening of patients with special considerations. Mammographers play an important role in ensuring that patient-centered care becomes part of the routine delivery of mammography examinations, thereby promoting long-term consumer satisfaction and trust. All of these considerations and the role that mammographers play in patient-centered care, specifically in regards to breast imaging patients with a wide variety of needs, will be explored and discussed.

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