march/april 2011 • Volume 33: 2
Revisit, Revamp, and Revitalize Your
Business Plan: Part 1
By David Waldron
In this first of a series of articles, the steps to take in revisiting, revamping, and
revitalizing a business plan are discussed. Understanding imaging’s role and the
population served helps to further define and justify the “what” and ”why” of the
Medical Malpractice Tort Reform 30
By David M. Ottenwess, Esq,
Meagan A. Lamberti, Esq,
Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq, and Adrienne D. Dresevic, Esq
An overview of the tort system is detailed in order to provide a better understanding of the practical evolution of medical malpractice litigation and its proposed
reforms. Rising premiums and defensive medicine are also discussed.
53 Instructions for Authors
58 Index to Advertisers
CT Dose Reduction in Pediatric Patients 40
By Kelly Firestine, RT(R)(CT)(M)
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, TX was able to reduce radiation dose to pediatric patients by as much as 60% by better educating technologists and physicians.
59 The Marketplace
Delayed Growth in the Development of the
Radiologist Assistant’s Role
By Shannon Koveleskie, AAS, RT(R) and Ben D. Wood, MSRS, RT(R)
Agreements by stakeholders such as the ASRT, ARRT, and the ACR have to convene and regulatory hurdles involving the CMS have to be resolved in order for
this physician extender position to thrive.