Transgender patients: What radiologists need to know

John S. Sowinski, Richard B. Gunderman

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OBJECTIVE. The purposes of this article are to examine a few of the barriers the transgender population faces in achieving equitable health care, to suggest ways radiologists and radiology staff can help to address these obstacles and provide high-quality care to transgender patients, and to discuss a number of evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate imaging and screening tests for the transgender population. CONCLUSION. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals face numerous health care disparities, including stigmatization and discrimination in health care environments. Radiology personnel can help to remove such barriers by providing a welcoming clinical environment, practicing cultural humility, and staying up-to-date with rapidly changing recommendations related to transgender care. Continued research will help to provide even stronger evidence-based guidelines for transgender care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1110
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Health disparities
  • Radiologists
  • Radiology
  • Transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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