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Radiologists are always looking for new ways to improve screening mammography utilization among their patients. According to a new study published by Academic Radiology, one way to produce an uptick in utilization is by ensuring patients have a strong relationship with their primary care physician and are satisfied with the quality of care they receive.

Millennials aren't the only ones becoming increasingly advanced with using social media; to the surprise of many, radiologists are also among them.

Radiologists have been working to improve radiology reports in recent years so that they can provide more value and bring significant improvements to patient care. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Tarik Alkasab, MD, PhD, radiology service chief of informatics and IT at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told attendees about the many benefits of building data-enabled radiology reports for referring physicians.

One way many healthcare providers have reacted to today’s era of value-based care is by working to improve day-to-day communication between radiologists and referring physicians. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA, of the department of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, shared a number of ways specialists at his institution are working to ensure they provide physicians with the information they need, exactly when they need it.

Educating radiology residents and radiographers about radiation exposure for one hour can reduce the dose area product (DAP) in their fluoroscopy examinations, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

 

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The value of happiness: Patients satisfied with care more likely to undergo a mammogram

Radiologists are always looking for new ways to improve screening mammography utilization among their patients. According to a new study published by Academic Radiology, one way to produce an uptick in utilization is by ensuring patients have a strong relationship with their primary care physician and are satisfied with the quality of care they receive.

RSNA 2017: Why radiologists should start using social media

Millennials aren't the only ones becoming increasingly advanced with using social media; to the surprise of many, radiologists are also among them.

RSNA 2017: How to provide value by creating data-enabled radiology reports

Radiologists have been working to improve radiology reports in recent years so that they can provide more value and bring significant improvements to patient care. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Tarik Alkasab, MD, PhD, radiology service chief of informatics and IT at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told attendees about the many benefits of building data-enabled radiology reports for referring physicians.

RSNA 2017: 5 ways to improve communication with referring physicians

One way many healthcare providers have reacted to today’s era of value-based care is by working to improve day-to-day communication between radiologists and referring physicians. Monday, Nov. 27, at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA, of the department of radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, shared a number of ways specialists at his institution are working to ensure they provide physicians with the information they need, exactly when they need it.

Educating radiology residents, radiographers lowers radiation dose

Educating radiology residents and radiographers about radiation exposure for one hour can reduce the dose area product (DAP) in their fluoroscopy examinations, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

How Twitter can promote interventional radiology, one hashtag at a time

Twitter can benefit interventional radiology through the sharing of information and by building communities, according to a recent article in Journal of the American College of Radiology

Is social media a viable method to share health policy info?

The power of social media has been accredited to reducing knowledge gaps, building communities, contributing to social movements and connecting individuals personally and professionally. But the online networking tools may be lacking in disseminating additional information that is vital to public knowledge.   

Simulation PACS in med school curriculum increases student confidence

The large difference between learning about something and applying it to real-world situations is a truth that extends to high-risk profession of medicine. Experts say that medical undergraduate education lacks in simulation-based curriculum and is behind other professions that are risky in nature.

Increase in definitive language in rad reports benefits clinicians

A study recently published by Journal of the American College of Radiology reveals promise through a trend of increased definitive reporting, while also calling for further education and training in reporting for radiologists.

PTSD linked to larger brain responses via MRI

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers have shown patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have larger brain responses in the locus coerulus, a region that controls arousal and reactivity.

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