Radiology Malpractice and Risk Management

This course discusses the current medical malpractice environment, focusing on issues facing both diagnostic and interventional radiologists and also highlights risk management opportunities for all within radiology. Course preparation and production was funded by the ARRS Berlin Scholarship.

Earn credit at your own pace through June 4, 2023 and continue to access your videos until June 5, 2030. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules.

This course offers 3.5 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online assessment.

ARRS Member price: $245
ARRS In-Training Member price: FREE
Nonmember price: $495

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until June 5, 2030, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Modules  

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • discuss how the medical malpractice environment potentially drives utilization of medical imaging
  • state the most common reasons radiologists get sued
  • describe changing societal expectations for radiologists’ communication of non-routine findings
  • categorize the most common medical malpractice allegations against interventional radiologists and other radiology proceduralists
  • outline criteria used by counts and professional societies to allow and guide expert testimony
  • outline key stages of a medical malpractice lawsuit

Module 1

  • Separating Fact from Fiction

Module 2

  • Perception and Interpretation: A “Miss” Does Not Always Mean Malpractice

Module 3

  • Mitigating Malpractice Risk through Improved Communication

Module 4

  • Informed Consent and Complications: Malpractice Considerations

Module 5

  • The Expert Witness: Friend, Foe, or You?

Module 6

  • You’ve Been Named in a Lawsuit: What to Expect

View the sample recording below

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians. The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 3.5 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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