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When it comes to patients rating satisfaction with the performance of U.S. radiologists, results came in as favorable, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and supported by research grants from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

All radiologists are familiar with the justification process for individual scans, weighing the risk of the dose versus the benefits of the imaging. However, modern-day radiologists may be placing too much weight on dose history, according to an RSNA 2016 presentation by Colin Walsh, MSc, a medical physicist at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

As the changes in healthcare accelerate, many radiology groups are operating without an agreed upon plan to cope with external pressures and improve the performance of their organization. It appears that, for many groups, hope is their strategy.

Two radiology departments have deployed automated tracking systems: one solves the critical results reporting problem and the other takes on management of unexpected findings

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. 

 

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AJR satisfaction survey: Patients give thumbs-up to U.S. radiologists

When it comes to patients rating satisfaction with the performance of U.S. radiologists, results came in as favorable, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and supported by research grants from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

JACR: Availability of lactation facilities in radiology workforce

In an effort to gather data in regards to the availability of lactation facilities in the radiology workforce, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Human Resources conducted an electronic survey.

Siemens Healthineers expands medical imaging learning modules

A thousand new learning modules for medical imaging have been added to Siemens Healthineers PEPconnect (Personalized Education Plan), expanding opportunities for physicians and medical technology assistants to learn.

Which radiology training is best for contrast management reactions, teamwork skills?

A group of researchers set out to assess the performance of high fidelity hands-on (HO) and computer-based (CB) stimulation training for contrast reaction (CR) management and teamwork skills (TS) of interprofessional teams of radiologists and medical staff.

RSNA 2016: Do radiologists fall victim to gambler's fallacy?

All radiologists are familiar with the justification process for individual scans, weighing the risk of the dose versus the benefits of the imaging. However, modern-day radiologists may be placing too much weight on dose history, according to an RSNA 2016 presentation by Colin Walsh, MSc, a medical physicist at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

Hope Is Not a Strategy

As the changes in healthcare accelerate, many radiology groups are operating without an agreed upon plan to cope with external pressures and improve the performance of their organization. It appears that, for many groups, hope is their strategy.

The Antidote for Low Physician Morale

More than half of all physicians are suffering low morale

Tracking Outcomes, Protecting Patients: Structured Reporting With Automated Notification

Two radiology departments have deployed automated tracking systems: one solves the critical results reporting problem and the other takes on management of unexpected findings

RSNA 2016: How to improve quality by leveraging your IT department

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. 

RSNA 2016: Driving value through imaging

Radiologists have had an enormous impact on the field of medicine over the last 30 years. In order to maintain that influence, radiologist must focus on providing value-based care. 

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