ESR communication guidelines for radiologists

Authors: European Society of Radiology (ESR)


These guidelines are an educational tool designed to assist the radiologist in providing effective communication and a high standard of care to patients. High quality care is heavily dependent on clear communication for thorough understanding of procedure outcomes and further treatment decisions. Radiologists should encourage communication and interaction between physicians through concise discussions to minimise the risk of communication error. The sole purpose of these guidelines is to provide helpful information to radiologists on how to conduct an effective discussion between patients, referrers, colleagues, and students.