The Disruptive Radiologist Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.02.013 PMID: 25920582 Web of Science: 000359177000012

Cited authors

  • Ulreich, Sidney; Harris, Robert D.; Sze, Gordon; Moriariol, Andrew K.; Bluth, Edward


  • Radiologists interact with many individuals during daily practice, including patients, technologists, and other physicians. Some interactions may potentially negatively affect patient care and are termed "disruptive" behaviors. These actions are not uncommon and may begin during training, long before a radiologist enters clinical practice. The causes of disruptive behavior are multifactorial, and it is important that educators and radiologists in practice alike be able to identify them and respond accordingly. An escalated approach for both trainees and practicing radiologists is recommended, with substantial penalties after each incident that can include termination of employment. Training programs and practices must have clearly defined methods for confronting this potentially time-consuming and difficult issue.

Publication date

  • 2015

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1546-1440

Start page

  • 800

End page

  • 804


  • 12


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