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Michael Walter
Editor
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of RadiologyBusiness.com. He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
 - Michael Walter

A look ahead at some of 2017’s most significant policy changes

 - Paul J. Chang, MD

Paul J. Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Monday morning at RSNA 2016 by saying his goal was to upset “everyone in the room” with his opinions on quality and IT. He said this with a smile, of course, but he did go on to speak about quality in different terms than radiologists are used to hearing. 

 - Michael Walter

Chicago watched its beloved Cubbies win the World Series earlier this month, and now the city welcomes the imaging industry for another exciting week of breaking news, fascinating presentations and state-of-the-art medical technology. What a fun November for the Windy City! With another RSNA officially underway at McCormick Place, what are you looking forward to the most this year? For me, it all boils down to one thing: the people. 

 - Michael Walter

We’ve all seen the news stories and journal articles that warn of radiology’s demise at the hands of machine learning—heck, I’ve written about some of them myself—but the results of a recent patient survey should make radiologists feel good about the future of their profession. 

 - Michael Walter

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology confirmed something that most radiologists likely already knew to be true: physician trainees do not have a firm grasp of the costs associated with medical imaging. 

 - Michael Walter

Journalism, public relations, and marketing: Today’s specialists are expected to do it all

A lawsuit against Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Montana, alleges that the hospital has been involved in a kickback scheme with Advanced Medical Imaging, a Bozeman radiology group. 

Journalism, public relations, and marketing: Today’s specialists are expected to do it all

 - Computer mouse

Patients' perceptions have never been more important to radiology than in the year 2016. Radiologists are being asked to define and demonstrate their value, and a significant part of that is educating patients about medical imaging and the role radiologists play. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, educational videos about medical imaging uploaded to YouTube are a potentially valuable patient resource.

A radiologist in New Zealand has been told to apologize to a patient’s family for missing a lower back lesion back in 2013. The patient was properly diagnosed but died months later after a difficult recovery from spinal stabilization surgery.