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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2010 Apr;62(4):311-317. Korean. Review. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2010.62.4.311
Kim KW , Park JH , Yoon SH .
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea. parkjh@radcom.snu.ac.kr
Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicin, Korea.
Abstract

According to the recent developments in radiological techniques, the role of radiology in the clinical management of patients is ever increasing and in turn, so is the importance of radiology in patient management. Thus far, there have been few open discussions about medical ethics related to radiology in Korea. Hence, concern about medical ethics as an essential field of radiology should be part of an improved resident training program and patient management. The categories of medical ethics related with radiology are ethics in the radiological management of patient, the relationship of radiologists with other medical professionals or companies, the hazard level of radiation for patients and radiologists, quality assurance of image products and modalities, research ethics, and other ethics issues related to teleradiology and fusion imaging. In order to achieve the goal of respectful progress in radiology as well as minimizing any adverse reaction from other medical professions or society, we should establish a strong basis of medical ethics through the continuous concern and self education.

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