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Quality Assurance: A Fundamental Whose Time Has Come
Author(s): James J. Vucich
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Paper Abstract

We live in an era of consumerism, in which people are demanding that the products and services they receive be of uniform high quality. This attitude increasingly prevails in the area of health care services, where the patient-consumer expects to receive the highest quality medical care which a facility can provide. In diagnostic radiology, the issue of quality involves three separate assumptions: first, that a necessary and appropriate examination was ordered for the patient; secondly, that the image on the radiograph or fluoroscopic viewing system is of such quality that an accurate diagnosis can be made; and thirdly, that the image is interpreted correctly by a qualified individual.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV, (25 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954583
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James J. Vucich, Bureau of Radiological Health (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0070:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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