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Will Radiologists Keep Control Over Ultrasound?

Diagnsotic Imaging Online talks about The seminar, Strategic Planning for the Future of Ultrasound in Radiology, took place at the 2006 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound meeting in San Francisco.

"Going from gloom to bloom at a seminar yesterday, radiology luminaries dissected the latest practice trends, technological developments, and clinical applications in ultrasound use and turf. Their conclusions, to be published in a major radiology journal, should indicate if radiologists will choose to relinquish control of ultrasound for good or reclaim a modality that could thrive in the hands of experts through the next decade.
The shortage of radiologists, an obesity epidemic that curtails ultrasound's utility, a payment system that excessively rewards CT and MRI, and the multislice CT revolution may have facilitated the migration of ultrasound to other specialties. Cronan recently wrote an editorial expanding on these and other related issues (JACR 2006 Sept. 3;[9]:645-646). "
Will Radiologists Keep Control Over Ultrasound? Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Rating: 5

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