R-SCAN Results

  • Learn how radiologists and ED physicians at Riddle Hospital in Suburban Philadelphia collaborated on an R-SCAN project to reduce low-value CT imaging for evaluating pulminary embolism. The project included distributing educational handouts to patients to improve physician/patient engagement and increases patient satisfaction.
  • Read the case study how a radiologist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center worked with emergency department (ED) providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, to reduce inappropriate low back pain radiographs in the ED.
  • Results of an R-SCAN project at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA are highlighted in the Updates from the Field Choosing Wisely newsletter.
  • An article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology reported the results of an R-SCAN collaboration between radiologists at Baylor Medical Center and primary care clinicians affiliated with the Harris Health System, both located in the greater Houston, Texas area, led to improve ordering of imaging exams for uncomplicated low back pain. Specifically, the R-SCAN project resulted in a reduced number of MRI lumbar spine studies performed and improved appropriate ordering of the studies as measured by the ACR Appropriateness Criteria rating.

    Also, read the case study about the collaboration.

  • Asheville Radiology customized an R-SCAN project to focus on the unique needs of its rural community, making it easier for referring physicians to participate. The practice engaged key physicians to utilize R-SCAN’s free clinical decision support tool to reduce unnecessary imaging exams and prepare for upcoming government regulations.  
  • When the radiology team at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., began receiving feedback from referring clinicians — primarily OB/GYN and family medicine providers — about the possibility of inappropriate follow-up imaging recommendations for ovarian masses, they knew they needed immediate action. Read about how Carle Foundation Hospital improved appropriate imaging ordering through R-SCAN.
  • Read a case study on how Baylor College of Medicine radiologists and emergency department physicians partnered on an R-SCAN™ project — successfully reducing unnecessary imaging by 52 percent. You can also watch a presentation below.