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RSNA R&E Foundation
Value of Imaging has been made possible by the support and philanthropy of individuals and corporations that have contributed to the RSNA R&E foundation. This endeavor, as do others, underscores the fact that no initiative is an island. It is created by many unsung heroes without whom it would remain in the attic of imagination. I dedicate this site to them.
Dr. Saurabh Jha is the developer and editor of Value of Imaging. An Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jha earned his medical degree from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He initially trained in surgery at various hospitals in Britain and Australia and then moved to the US for a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in cardiovascular imaging. He obtained a Master’s degree in Health Policy Research from the Leonard Davis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jha’s scholarly interests include economics of diagnostic imaging, technology assessment, decision modeling as applied to diagnostic tests and uncertainty as a driver of diagnostic imaging utilization. He is interested in traditional and non-traditional ways of valuing a diagnostic test.
Dr. Jha’s is a recipient of the RSNA R&E Educational Scholar Grant. He has also received the General Electric Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF).
With the spotlight on medical imaging shining more ferociously than ever, it would be wise for the imaging community to take the lead in answering the following questions:
a) When is a medical imaging test worth doing?
b) When is a medical imaging test not worth doing?
c) How do we assign a value to a worthwhile medical imaging test?
d) How do we reduce the use of medical imaging tests that are not worth doing?
The educational material here will provide a framework to answer these questions. It is hoped that it will, at least, convince imagers that these questions need to be answered and answered by us rather than for us.
The site is easy to use. It is divided in to four sections.