E3346. The Influence of Inequalities on Adverse Imaging Outcomes: A Multispecialty Case-Based Review
  1. Antonio Lopez; Drexel University College of Medicine
  2. Daniel Chonde; University of Kentucky
  3. Efrén Flores; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Lucy Spalluto; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  5. Nolan Kagetsu; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  6. Anand Narayan; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Disparities in clinical outcomes are largely driven by social risk factors outside of the healthcare system such as socioeconomic status, transportation, housing, and food access, among others. This study aims to understand and prevent adverse imaging outcomes, radiologists need to understand the discrete ways in which social inequities influence imaging care.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
The purpose of this case-based exhibit is to provide a practical knowledge toolkit for radiologists at all levels to identify and address health disparities in imaging outcomes. By the end of this activity, learners will be able to identify and analyze the effects of social determinants of health and implicit biases on adverse imaging outcomes, employ evidence-based interventions to address inequities, and advocate for transformative care that will benefit patients and their communities.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
The exhibit will highlight adverse imaging outcomes in multiple radiology subspecialties in a case-based format. Exhibit structure will include case presentation, multimodality imaging findings, followed by a discussion of the contribution of social determinants of health, implicit and explicit biases, inequitable policies, and language barriers on adverse imaging outcomes. Attendees will be provided with concrete, evidence-based solutions for individual patients, health systems, and communities.

Increasing radiologist knowledge of inequities outside and inside the healthcare system is critical for understanding the key drivers of adverse imaging outcomes, as radiologists are at the forefront of population health and health equity efforts. Through a case-based review, this exhibit will empower radiologists at all levels of training to identify and address key drivers of adverse imaging outcomes for individual patients, health systems, and communities.