The Neighborhood Radiologist: How I read imaging studies December 23, 2016 -- The Neighborhood Radiologist, Dr. Neal Klitsch, is back with a new column for AuntMinnie.com. With his blog and website, Klitsch aims to make radiology more understandable and approachable for patients, referring physicians, and radiologists-in-training. Here he describes how he reads imaging studies.
State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays December 22, 2016 -- Tort reforms that make it harder to sue physicians have a stronger effect on reducing x-ray orders than reforms that directly reduce payouts for physician errors, according to a new study published online December 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams December 13, 2016 -- In a victory for radiologists, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has scaled back a proposal that grants expanded duties to advanced-level nurses within the VA system, by removing language that some observers believed could have allowed nurses to perform and interpret medical imaging studies.
How to make the most of private office imaging December 5, 2016 -- The number of imaging procedures conducted in private offices has gone down, due to a variety of factors. But there are still opportunities for radiologists to offer quality patient care in this setting, according to a presentation given at RSNA 2016 last week.
Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology? December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but far fewer female medical trainees are picking radiology as their medical field of choice. What can be done to make radiology more attractive to women? We talk to Dr. Holly Jumper of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to find out.
Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists? December 1, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Under pressure from a variety of forces, many radiologists are reporting higher levels of career burnout. How common is this phenomenon, and how can it be recognized? Dr. Felix Chew of the University of Washington reports on his findings of burnout among musculoskeletal radiologists in this video from RSNA 2016.
How satisfied are patients with radiology services? November 30, 2016 -- Just how satisfied are patients with the radiology services they receive -- and how can radiologists improve the patient experience? It's often front-end issues that make a difference, such as registration and wait times, according to a talk given at the RSNA meeting on Tuesday morning.
For the patient's sake, radiology reports must be clear November 30, 2016 -- CHICAGO - Patients may perceive terminology in radiology reports differently than radiologists do, so it's important that radiologists use clear language when describing their findings, according to a study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2016.