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The branch of quality assurance is now taking a new direction towards total quality management (TQM). Being of industrial origin, the concepts and terminologies in TQM are alien to medical and paramedical professionals. However, the impetus it has already made in other areas of healthy sciences makes medical physicists left out when diagnostic radiology does not encompass TQM . The purpose of the paper is introduce the terms used in TQM and some aspects of its application to diagnostic radiology.