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Changing Trends in Radiology

Interesting Interview entitled-
A Conversation with … Frank Seidelmann, DOSubspecialty radiology – meeting the demand for improved healthcare and medical outcomes, Full interview is available here. It talks about the need for Subspecialization in Radiology. Select Extract here-
"Radiology reading strategies are changing. What is evolving is a three-legged approach, in order to offer the most effective reading strategy tailored to the imaging providers' needs. It is a combination of radiology interpretation providers. The first leg is the on-site general radiologist to handle injections, X-rays, ultrasound, CT and some subspecialty reports that will amount to 70 percent of the cases. The next leg is made up of "hyper-subspecialty" experts (by modality/body part) needed to support specific clinicians who will typically operate virtually and will make up about 20 percent of the report volume. The third leg is the traditional teleradiology or nighthawk providers to handle the night time/emergency reads for about 10 percent of the volume."
Changing Trends in Radiology Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Rating: 5

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