Radiology Risk Management 101: Protecting Patients and Your Practice

Course description

Time: 12-1 p.m.

As a radiologist, caring for your patient may look a bit different than other specialties. One noted difference is that typically radiologists don’t spend as much time interacting directly with their patients compared to other specialists. Even still, patients are still naming radiologists in their lawsuits. Over the years, there’s been a shift in claims made against radiologists causing them to be the number one specialist cited in claims [1]. At ISMIE, we’ve seen radiology-related claims citing issues such as diagnostic errors, insufficient communication, and poor documentation. But what can radiologists do to help improve their practice and reduce their risk?

Join us as we discuss how you can better manage your risk as a radiologist. We will be covering important risk areas such as improving your diagnostic process, fine tuning your communication and documentation skills, as well as addressing burnout. 

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify medical professional liability risks specific to radiology
  • Analyze case studies to identify areas of heightened risk 
  • Summarize strategies to help radiologists mitigate risks when providing patient care

Target audience

Physician and clinician policyholders


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

CME information

ISMS logo This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of [node:course-credit:ama:max] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

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