Use of Process Improvement Tools in Radiology

James V Rawson, Amogha Kannan, Melissa J Furman

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Abstract

Process improvement techniques are common in manufacturing and industry. Over the past few decades these principles have been slowly introduced in select health care settings. This article reviews the Plan, Do, Study, and Act cycle, Six Sigma, the System of Profound Knowledge, Lean, and the theory of constraints. Specific process improvement tools in health care and radiology are presented in the order the radiologist is likely to encounter them in an improvement project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Radiology
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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Use of Process Improvement Tools in Radiology. / Rawson, James V; Kannan, Amogha; Furman, Melissa J.

In: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Vol. 45, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 94-100.

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Rawson, James V ; Kannan, Amogha ; Furman, Melissa J. / Use of Process Improvement Tools in Radiology. In: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 94-100.
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