Medical imaging investigation forms an integral part of a medical encounter with complex decision making and interactional processes and procedures to achieve an effective quality outcome. Each medical encounter is unique in a sense that it varies with what the patient presents with. Apart from the already complex healthcare temporal environment is the ceremonious brief temporal non-relational medical imaging process and procedure. From a continuum of care perspective to achieve a quality health outcome for the patient as a person can be regarded as an integrated intertwined event within the biomedical, technological and psycho- social worlds. Ideally ensuring optimal quality medical imaging outcomes entails a collective aligned, coordinated, and cooperative approach to accessing a timely efficient imaging service in a safe conducive enabling environment. The value lies in contributing to the treatment and management plan of the patient. At the same time contributing to the quality of life of the patient as a person. The reality due to the constant flux in the health and healthcare systems managing quality is a global challenge. The purpose of this chapter is to view through the lens of a person as a patient validating the quality of a medical imaging encounter.
|Title of host publication||General Radiography|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Practices|
|Editors||Christopher M. Hayre, William A.S. Cox|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jul 2020|