R-SCAN Results OCT 2018

Imaging 3.0 Case Studies

The Radiology Support and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) Imaging 3.0 Case Studies highlight how practices across the country have implemented R-SCAN and their success achieving improvements in high-value imaging care.

View the PDF of case studies and resources for referring clinicians.

  • Ordering Done Right
    A nurse practitioner and a Lean Six Sigma expert teamed up to reduce low-value nuclear stress tests ordered at a VA clinic.
  • In Sync
    Radiologists and emergency department (ED) physicians use R-SCAN to bolster their relationship and improve imaging appropriateness for pediatric patients
  • Engaging the Physician
    Using R-SCAN, radiologists collaborate with family medicine clinics to enhance imaging appropriateness of lumbar spine orders.
  • Quality’s Wider Scope
    A co-management agreement helps one North Carolina radiology practice achieve its quality goals.
  • Homing in on Quality
    Radiologists in rural western North Carolina strengthen their relationships with local physicians and reduce inappropriate imaging via R-SCAN.
  • Backed by Guidance
    Hershey Medical Center’s R-SCAN project decreases inappropriate low back pain imaging and utilization in the ED.
  • Partners in Quality
    Radiologists and ED physicians collaborate using R-SCAN to achieve a 45% improvement in appropriate CT ordering for pulmonary embolism.
  • Shaping Change from Within
    Using R-SCAN as a transformation tool, a radiology group reduces inappropriate follow-up imaging by nearly 55% for patients with ovarian masses.
  • The Benefits of Collaboration
    Radiologists and ED physicians partner on an R-SCAN project — successfully reducing unnecessary imaging for pulmonary embolism by 52%.

 

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Videos, Webinars and Podcasts

 

R-SCAN Practices