Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2013
Angelica Robinson MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Claudia Cotes MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Maria R. Torrone MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Ashley Moehring BS, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Review medical and psychological literature dealing with anxiety provoking situations.
Present practical procedural guidelines to decrease patient anxiety during diagnostic procedures and breast biopsies.
Present useful bedside manner & patient discussion tips to improve the patient experience during diagnostic studies and breast procedures.
Present psychological literature explaining the basis for and detrimental effects of significant patient anxiety.
Present medical literature discussing patient anxiety in relation to mammography.
Procedural guidelines for diagnostic procedures and breast biopsies; i.e. how to perform procedures while provoking the least amount of patient anxiety
Patient discussion tips including review of appropriate ways to deliver unexpected news.
"Increased patient anxiety" is at the center of many national discussions and debates in reference to mammography. Although the current dialogue focuses on increased patient anxiety from unnecessary breast procedures‚ very little attention has been directed toward the radiologist's role in decreasing patient anxiety through changes in practice delivery and patient discussion. This exhibit will offer simple and realistic tools to decrease patient anxiety in a typical practice setting.
"It was the Worst Day of My Life": How to Decrease Patient Anxiety during Diagnostic Workups and Breast Procedures . Radiological Society of North America 2013 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, December 1 - December 6, 2013 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2013/13028504.html