Value of Diagnostic Imaging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128109922

Value of Diagnostic Imaging

1st Edition

Information from Images

Authors: Saurabh Jha
Paperback ISBN: 9780128109922
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2029
Page Count: 150
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Value of Diagnostic Imaging: Information from Images addresses the concepts needed to answer questions on topics of value, such as how much to pay for diagnostic testing, how many tests are too many, do they cause harm, and whether or not patients need an MRI before a laboratory test. The book helps readers recognize when one diagnostic test is better than the other and when more information does not help. It provides an essential resource for radiologists, diagnostic pathologists, and health policy researchers involved in medical decision modeling, evidence-based medicine, precision medicine, public health and health economics.

Key Features

  • Interrelates economic evaluation and diagnostic imaging
  • Instructs healthcare professionals and researchers on economic evaluation in diagnostic imaging
  • Introduces economic evaluation to diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and researchers
  • Serves as an essential resource for radiologists, diagnostic pathologists and health policy researchers involved in medical decision modeling, evidence-based medicine, precision medicine, public health and health economics


Diagnostic pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, radiology residents, medical students, bioscientists, biotech industry professionals, undergraduate and graduate students in health economics and health sciences, clinicians and health managers, public health officers, health policy makers

Table of Contents

1. Logic of medical decision making
2. An introduction to Bayesian analysis
3. Receiver Operating Characteristic curve
4. Sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test
5. Threshold basis of decision making
6. Multiple tests
7. Decision rules
8. Outcomes and quality-adjusted life years
9. Overview of health economics
10. Derived demand and bundled payment
11. Clinical trials and imaging
12. Screening
13. Value of information
14. Decision modeling
15. Uncertainty
16. Introduction to behavioral economics
17. Imaging and zero events
18. Overdiagnosis
19. Precision medicine and imaging
20. Machine learning
21. Integrating imaging and pathology
22. Which is the better test?
23. Growth of cardiac CT and cardiac MR
24. Statistics of radiologists
25. Controversies in imaging


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About the Author

Saurabh Jha

Dr. Jha is a radiologist who studies the value of imaging. He has a master’s degree in health policy from the prestigious Leonard Davis Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, studying health economics, statistics, behavioral economics, decision analysis, technology assessment and outcome research.

Dr. Jha runs the economics curriculum for residents and came recommended through Scott Bentley. He lectures on the economics of imaging at national meetings such as the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the Radiology Leadership Institute. He has given lectures nationally and internationally and gave the plenary lecture at the Royal College of Radiologists in Britain. He was guest editor of a special issue of Academic Radiology on Overdiagnosis, and the Journal of the American College of Radiology on Obamacare. He was awarded the General Electric Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) for technology assessment and the AUR-AGFA management award. Along with having a strong presence in medicine’s social media, he has published in the NEJM, BMJ and JAMA, and in national media such as Forbes and Medscape.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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