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  • ASRT approval for ARRT Category A credit
  • All Courses eligible of international radiographers' CPD requirements
  • ASRT and MDCB are approved continuing education providers of ARRT and all courses are accepted by ARRT
  • California CE requirements met for all radiography courses
  • NMTCB accepted (All Courses)
  • All Courses available for RRAs
  • ARMRIT accepted (All MRI Courses)
  • MDCB approval by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification (Selected Courses)
  • Florida approval for all courses 1 credit or more
  • ARDMS accepted (All Courses)
  • CAMRT and Sonography Canada recognize the ASRT approval (All Courses)
  • Approval: -
  • Release Date: 12/4/2020
  • Expiration Date: 1/1/2024
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • ACCME Approval: This course is approved by the ACCME. (Release Date: 8/1/2021  Expiration Date: 8/1/2023)
  • 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.

     

     

    For ACCME Credit Provided by AKH Inc.

    Release Date: 8/1/2021

    Expiration Date: 8/1/2023

    Target Audience
    This activity is designed to meet the needs of Radiologic Technologists and Physicians, specifically Radiologists.

    Method of Participation
    In order to receive credit, participants should complete the pre-test, review the content, and continue to the post-test and evaluation. A certificate will generate upon successful submission of the post-test and evaluation. If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact AKH Inc. at jgoldman@akhcme.com.

    CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.  This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and eRADIMAGING.

     

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and eRADIMAGING. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians
    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Commercial Support
    There is no commercial support for this activity.

    Disclosures
    None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

    It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The planners and faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients." or with the commercial supporter of this accredited continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to the planners/faculty assuming their role in this accredited continuing education activity.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products
    This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer
    This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

  • 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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