Course: Risk Management Rounds: Radiology, Second Edition
Author: Rosemary Gafner and James Schutte
AMA PRA Category 1 credits: 5
Estimated Hours to Complete Course: 4.50
Estimated Minutes to Complete Test: 30
Course Release Date: 8/1/2013
Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Risk management strategies for radiologists.

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Risk Management Rounds: Radiology
Second Edition

Radiologists have different liability issues than physicians who come into daily contact with their patients.  This course offers radiology-specific tips on how to prevent medical errors in radiology and improve patient safety.

When you complete this course, you should be able to:
1. Take the steps necessary to fulfill your duty to the patient in situations that commonly underlie malpractice claims against radiologists.
2. Follow ACR documentation and reporting protocols that will likely affect the outcome of a malpractice claim against you.
3. Outline your duties when performing independent medical examinations that are performed for the benefit of third parties.
4. Protect yourself from incurring liability during informal or “curbside” consults.
5. Discuss the benefits and risks associated with electronic medical record systems.
Target Audience
This course is designed for radiologists who want practical information on limiting their liability and improving patient safety.
This is a self-study course consisting of text and CME test, which enables learners to study at their leisure and internalize the content at their own pace.  Physicians should read the course content, answer the test questions and submit the answers for scoring.  Those who complete the course with a score of 80 percent or higher will earn a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

This course was developed by Rosemary Gafner, Ed.D. and James E. Schutte, Ph.D. Their CVs are available online at

CME Information
Medical Risk Management, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  to provide continuing education for physicians.  Medical Risk Management, Inc.designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Estimated time to complete this course: 5 hours.

Commercial Support

This activity was developed by Medical Risk Management, Inc. without support from any commercial interest.


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