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.
- 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
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
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.