The Value of a High-Functioning Imaging Team

The provision of safe imaging, image-guided procedure and radiation services requires well-functioning and coordinated teamwork. Such high functioning teams are one essential ingredient if we desire to provide effective, safe, high level care to all of our patients.

Teams cannot simply be formed or appointed—extensive human and financial resources are required to build the culture and to sustain the efforts, along with effective and current educational programs and a learning environment. Equally important are policies, guidelines and systems for managing, providing for oversight and for ensuring compliance and accountability.