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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.

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

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.   

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.

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.

 

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In era of value-based care, specialists must pay close attention to patient surveys, satisfaction scores

As more and more of the healthcare industry focuses on value-based care, providers should be paying more attention to physician reviews and patient satisfaction surveys than ever before. What upsets patients? What makes them want to return to your practice if they need additional care in the future? Knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between steady growth for your practice and significant losses. 

From paper to electronic: One hospital's success story

With a manual process in place to record measurements into a patient’s report, the productivity of Florida Hospital’s team of radiologists was being negatively impacted.

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

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