Search Tag: Radiologists

IMAGING Management

Opportunities for radiologists to improve patient experience

2018 11 Jul

Patient experience is becoming increasingly prioritised in line with the focus on value-based care. Given the scope of imaging services, diagnostic radiologists are better positioned to seize opportunities to innovate in patient experience than is readily apparent, says a review article in the journal Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.... Read more

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Radiologist QA by nonradiologists helps minimise biases

2018 27 Jun

According to a new study, radiologist quality assurance (QA) conducted in line with tumour board workflow can enable efficient assessment of radiologist performance. The findings reveal that discordant interpretations are commonly (30%) reported by nonradiologist providers. The study, published in Journal of the American College of Radiology,... Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 19 Jun

The radiology department has transformed from a unit of collaboration to one that focuses on interpretation, and in order to regain past values, an efficient harmony between IT and humans needs to be achieved. As radiologists we have to be valued for not just interpreting images. I have been around the world giving talks, and I seen radiology... Read more

Executive Health Management

Does radiology have a bright future?

2018 23 May

Do AI and machine learning herald the end of radiology?   I could answer in one word: Yes. But HealthManagement has given me 700 and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to expand my hypothesis.   I might as well start with the “elephant in the room”. How many radiologists cringed when they read President Obama’s assertion that “radiologists... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI in radiology: Are radiologists ready to take up the challenge?

2018 22 May

Artificial intelligence, combined with supercomputing power, is increasingly impacting many areas in the practice of medicine. In particular, "the recent rapid advances in computer interpretation of images suggest that radiology will be affected sooner than most," says an article in press in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.... Read more

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Chest x-ray interpretation: radiographers and radiologists compared

2018 09 May

Chest x-rays (CXR) are one of the most frequently requested imaging examinations and are fundamental to many patient pathways. New research examining the diagnostic accuracy of CXR interpretation by reporting radiographers (technologists) shows they are able to interpret CXRs at a level comparable to consultant radiologists. Chest radiographs are... Read more

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AI to enhance, not replace, radiologists' jobs

2018 02 Apr

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence, including deep learning, are a major factor behind improvements in medical image analysis. Some deep learning models have shown their ability to identify pathologies in radiological images such as bone fractures and potentially cancerous lesions, in some cases more reliably than an average radiologist. With... Read more

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Radiologists do not routinely report gadolinium deposition findings

2018 20 Mar

Radiologists do not routinely report gadolinium deposition findings Brain deposition of gadolinium following the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) was initially reported in 2014, although its potential clinical implications remain unclear. Researchers have conducted an international survey of radiologists to determine their... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR 2018: Radiologists talking to patients brings benefits

2018 13 Mar

Communicating radiological findings directly to patients following their MRI exam led to increased patient confidence in the radiology service, according to a study carried out at a private Swiss radiology clinic. Andreas Gutzeit, MD , of Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna Lucerne presented the research at the European Congress of Radiology, which was held... Read more

Health Management

Reputation

2018 20 Feb

Taking control of your reputation has become far more complex in recent decades, with advanced technology presenting widespread opportunities. If well choreographed, use of the many tools, platforms and channels on hand can lead to significant strength, propelling your reputation; but if orchestrated badly, your online and offline involvement could actually... Read more