The Hippocratic Oath: A Radiologic Perspective

Noor A. Al-Khori, Richard B. Gunderman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to revisit the Hippocratic Oath, the oldest extant document of medical ethics, and refamiliarize ourselves with the foundation of our profession of radiology. CONCLUSION. Many radiologists have taken the Hippocratic Oath. However, for many, it has been years, even decades, since they last read it. At a time when the field of radiology is undergoing rapid changes, it is important for radiologists to ponder the ethical foundation of radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1041
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Ethics
  • Hippocratic oath
  • Professionalism
  • Radiologists
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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