Turf Issues in Radiology and Its Subspecialties

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Turf issues in medicine affect policy, practice, and, most importantly, patients. This article explores turf issues from several perspectives. The issue and scope of the problem is first discussed, followed by a brief history of turf delineation. Contributing and connected factors are considered, taking into account some consequences of turf battles and their impact on related topics. Finally, this article focuses on proposed strategies to successfully confront the questions, if not overcome the problems encountered. To better inform the deliberation and strengthen the credibility of any conclusions, the evidence and controversies must be regarded from beyond merely the radiology perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-419
Number of pages9
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Imaging utilization
  • Patient safety
  • Quality of care
  • Radiology
  • Radiology training
  • Self referral
  • Turf issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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