Health Care Research

Health care policy and economic research with respect to radiology is an area of active research by several members of our faculty. Recent publications by Drs. Howard Forman and Jeffery Weinreb address the means of measuring the current market for Radiologists, the incentives that medical students respond to in choosing a specialty, and ensuring quality in imaging services.

Recent Articles

Lee CI, Forman HP. What we can and cannot see coming. Radiology. 2010 Nov;257(2):313-4.

Huffman RI, Lewis RS, Forman HP, Sunshine JH. The performance of outside readings by radiology practices. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Nov;195(5):1159-63. 

Goodman TR, Forman HP, Stein S, Bronen R, Brink JA. An "a la carte" academicradiology compensation plan: something for everyone. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010

Licurse A, Kim MC, Dziura J, Forman HP, Formica RN, Makarov DV, Parikh CR, Gross CP. Renal ultrasonography in the evaluation of acute kidney injury:developing a risk stratification framework. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Nov22;170(21):1900-7.

Larson DB, Johnson LW, Schnell BM, Salisbury SR, Forman HP. National trends in CT use in the emergency department: 1995-2007. Radiology. 2011 Jan;258(1):164-73.

Goodman TR, Forman HP, Stein S, Bronen R, Brink JA. Authors' reply. J Am Coll Radiol. 2011 Feb;8(2):e2.

Monico EP, Forman HP, Goodman TR, Schwartz I, Larkin GL. A survey of policies and procedures on the communication and documentation of radiologic interpretations. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2011;30(3):23-7.

Larson DB,  Johnson LW, Schnell BM,  Goske MJ, Salisbury SR,  and HP Forman Rising Use of CT in Child Visits to the Emergency Department in the United States, 1995-2008. Radiology June 2011 259:793-801.

Davis DJ. Moon M. Kennedy S. DelBasso S. Forman HP. Bokhari SA. Introducing medical students to radiology as paid emergency department triage assistants. AJR 198 (1); 145-9; January 2012.

Schuur JD, Shah A, Wu Z, Forman HP, Gross CP. The impact of Medicaid coverage and reimbursement on access to diagnostic mammography. Cancer (CA): 2009 - 115( 23); Pages 5566 – 5578.

Bhargavan M, Kaye AH, Forman HP, and Sunshine JH. Workload of radiologists in United States in 2006-2007 and trends since 1991-1992. Radiology 2009; 252: 458-467.

Soni K. Bhargavan M. Forman HP. Sunshine JH. Who's underworked and who's overworked now? An update on radiologist shortage and surplus. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 194(3):697-703, 2010 Mar.

Kennedy S. Knibutat DB. DelBasso SL. Bokhari SA. Forman HP The educational and career impact of using medical students for triaging off-hour diagnostic imaging requests at a major academic medical center. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology. 194(4):1027-33, 2010 Apr.

Taneja C, Edelsberg J, Weycker D, Guo A, Oster G, Weinreb J. Cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening with contrast-enhanced magnetic MRI in high-risk women. J Am Coll Radiol 2009;6:171-179.

Weinreb JC, Blume JD, Coakley FV, Wheeler TM, Cormack, Sotto CK, Cho H, Kawashima A, Tempany-Afdhal CM, Macura KJ, Rosen M, Gerts SR, J Kurhanewicz J. Prostate cancer: sextant localization at MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging before prostatectomy-results of ACRIN prospective mulit-institutional clinicopatholgical study. Radiology 2009;251:122-133.

Weinreb JC, Kuo PH. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2009;17:159-167.

Moon M, Cornfeld D, Weinreb JC. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI of the Breast. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2009;17:351-362.

Cornfeld D, Israel G, Martel N, Weinreb J, Schwartz P, McCarthey S. MRI appearance of mesenchymal tumors of the uterus. European Journal of Radiology 2010:74(1);241-249

Weinreb JC, Abu-Alf AK. Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: Why Did It Happen and What Have We Learned? J Magn Reson Imaging 2009;30:1236-1239.

Gunderman RB, Patti JA, Lexa F, Weinreb JC, Hillman BJ, Thrall JH, Neiman H. The 2009 ACR Forum: Health Care Payment Models. J Am Coll Radiol 2010;7:103-108.


Professor Forman is a practicing emergency room/trauma radiologist. He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and graduate medical courses in healthcare policy, finance, and economics at Yale University. He is an associate editor of the AJR.

Dr. Weinreb is Section Chief of Body Imaging, Chief of MRI, and Director of Medical Imaging in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale Medical School and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is served for six years as Chairman of the Commission on Quality and Safety for the American College of Radiology. He is a former Vice President of the ACR and President of the Society for Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR). He is currently the Chair of the National Data Registry (NRDR) and Co-Chair of the ACR Forum.