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How to Improve Handoffs in Radiology

2021 18 May

A leading cause of medical error, handoffs are a major communication challenge in diagnostic and interventional radiology practice.   The term “handoff” refers to purposeful movements in care delivery between different providers or clinical settings with the intention of maintaining continuity of care. For radiology, care delivery... Read more

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Informatics Tools Demystify Radiology Reports For Patients

2020 22 Jan

As more patients become engaged in their care, they require medical communication like radiology reports to be more understandable.   According to Tessa S. Cook, assistant professor of radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, imaging informatics could contribute to facilitating patient-radiologist... Read more

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Radiologists benefit by direct communication with patients

2019 19 Mar

Radiologists have long been considered “ doctors’ doctors ,” as they communicate primarily with referring physicians and other radiologists. A key reason behind this: radiologists expend much of their professional effort interpreting medical imaging examinations. They create a formal report to communicate the results of the examination with referring... Read more

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Dealing with 'different personalities' in the radiology department

2019 13 Mar

The work environment of a radiologist consists of working closely with medical students, residents, fellows and ancillary staff, in addition to spending long periods of time in a small space with other radiologists. It is therefore necessary for radiologists to work well together or as a team.  It's worth noting that teams are more about personality... Read more

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ECR 2018: Radiologists talking to patients brings benefits

2018 13 Mar

Communicating radiological findings directly to patients following their MRI exam led to increased patient confidence in the radiology service, according to a study carried out at a private Swiss radiology clinic. Andreas Gutzeit, MD , of Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna Lucerne presented the research at the European Congress of Radiology, which was held... Read more

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Take the Effective Communication Quiz

2015 17 Nov

Radiology reports are increasingly becoming more accessible to patients. As such, radiologists need to write well to engage and educate patients through imaging reports, without creating offense or confusion, according to an article published in Journal of the American College of Radiology . To help radiologists improve their communication skills,... Read more

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US Radiology Departments Prepare for Ebola

2014 18 Nov

A special report on radiology preparedness for handling cases of the Ebola virus has been released by radiologists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta (GA, USA). The authors discuss their protocols and recommendations in the report which is published online in Radiology . “Clear and frequent... Read more

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Sectra Report Recommends Steps to Enhanced Radiologist / Referring Physician Communication

2013 17 Oct

A recently published study from Sectra analyses the views of 78 referring physicians and 78 radiologists on the method of study ordering and result communication. With radiology being at the very centre of the healthcare chain it is evident that most patients will visit an imaging department at some point in their treatment. Subsequently, the ability... Read more

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Communicating CT Risks to Patients

2013 06 Mar

In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Tanner J. Caverly, M.D., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, and colleagues report the findings of a survey of patients undergoing outpatient computed tomography (CT) at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   271 patients completed the survey, which examined... Read more