Radiologist talks addressing lay media with

Medical knowledge is regularly communicated with people via news media, but sometimes this information can become lost in translation as complex terminology may not be well understood by the general public.

This can lead to instances of misinformation being widespread, with radiology not immune to this.

Omer Awan, MD, from the University of Maryland, recently co-authored a paper outlining what radiologists can do to proactively address this area, including media training and social media. Awan said with radiology "penetrating all fields of medicine," radiologists should own the narrative when it comes to effectively communicating medical information and combating misinformation.

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