Patient Safety

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of patient care and safety, from the moment a test is requested through to performance and final reporting of an imaging examination. This is true for all the tests we perform, whether it be plain X-rays, CT, MRI, US, nuclear medicine tests, or an interventional radiology procedure.

Professional Guidelines

ACR Appropriateness Guidelines

Referring physicians and other providers are encouraged to visit the American College of Radiology website that provides evidence-based guidelines to assist in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision.

ACR Contrast Manual

National Patient Safety Goals

Joint Commission website

HIPAA Matters

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
UCSF HIPAA Page
HIPAA Definitions
HIPAA Training

We are one of the few departments nationwide that have appointed an experienced faculty member to devote a substantial proportion of their time to patient safety. 

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Quality and Safety
Assoc Prof of Clin Radiology