The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has published an article on ways that health care providers in radiology and other specialties can create an inclusive environment in imaging suites for transgender patients.
The article, part of RSNA’s four part series addressing healthcare equity and solutions for radiology, provides statistics on transgender patients’ experiences in imaging procedures, and offers ways that providers can provide care in a more sensitive and appropriate manner, including offering gender-neutral bathrooms and waiting room reading material is affirming to LGBTQ+ patients, as well as including gender identity, personal pronouns, and chosen names on intake forms.
“We as radiologists have an obligation to address the barriers to care that impact the transgender community,” said Dr. David Pryluck, an interventional radiologist and vice chair of education and radiology residency program director at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA, and a member of RSNA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CDEI). “It’s our responsibility to help raise awareness for this patient population and create as welcoming and inclusive an environment as possible.”
Learn more in the RSNA article.