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Medical Imaging

Appropriate medical imaging contributes towards improved patient care and ensures vital imaging is available when most needed .

What Happens When Imaging Is Ordered and Used Appropriately?

  • Waitlists for imaging are shorter
  • Patients undergo the right tests and experience less harm
  • Patients are exposed to less radiation
  • Emergency departments become less congested
  • Critical imaging tests are available when we most need them
  • Coordination of care is improved
  • Patients are introduced to alternative care options

Appropriate medical imaging is a cornerstone of quality care. Canadian studies suggest a wide variation in inappropriate medical imaging rates, ranging up to 24%.

Imaging is an invaluable resource and we want to ensure that it is available for those that need it the most!

Find more information about medical imaging during COVID-19 here.


Support Along Your Journey

COVID-19

Find more information about medical imaging during COVID-19 here.

Resources

Check out the different resources to find ways to better communicate with patients and care providers about medical imaging.

Initiatives

Want to accelerate medical imaging appropriateness? Find more information about Essential Imaging, a quality improvement initiative.

Clinical resources and tools to support medical imaging!


Key Contact

Sarah Carriere
Director, Health System Improvement
scarriere@bcpsqc.ca
604.668.8215