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Live Video Diagnostics | A New Connecting Point for Doctors, Patients in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Series: vRad Technology Quest

 

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Patient Access to Imaging Results

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Should patients be able to access their imaging reports through the internet?  More and more commonly, health care systems are allowing their patients to get their X-ray, CT, MRI or other diagnostic imaging results through secure portals - in some...

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Office Ergonomics for Teleradiologists

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Ergonomics is the study of people’s interaction with their environment and provides principles and theories for proper design of the workplace.  Ergonomics is a concept that has been around for quite some time, but it is often something that we...

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Radiology in 2012: New Year, Old Challenges

Series: vRad Technology Quest

The more things change, the more they stay the same…an old saying that seems appropriate as we head into 2012.

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Caught in the Crossfire: Mammography and Women’s Health

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Over the past several years, the rate at which articles describing, almost alternately, the benefits and risks of screening mammography, seems to have significantly increased. Some of the articles have shed more light on this valuable examination,...

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The Truth about Teleradiology

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Today I would like to respond to a lecture presented at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. The lecture was entitled, “Outsourcing Emergency Radiology to Teleradiology Companies: The Debate Goes On.”  The...

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Teleradiology Improves Patient Care

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Teleradiology plays an important role in improving the standard of care for patients who have the unfortunate circumstance of having their illness present at times when physicians, nurses and hospitals are not always at their best and/or most fully...

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The sum of its parts - Segment 2

Series: vRad Technology Quest

Yesterday I provided an overview of the metamorphosis of diagnostic imaging over the past 20 years and described the four main components of a modern radiology practice. Today, we take a look at how the integrated, synergistic approach to diagnostic...

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The sum of its parts...

Series: vRad Technology Quest

My discussion for this entry is in two segments.  In the first segment I will discuss changes in radiology and the separate components of modern radiology practices that need to be integrated to create a more healthy practice, department and...

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Moving Past Bargaining in Radiology QA Reviews

Series: vRad Technology Quest

I dabble in many roles at vRad including study interpretation, client services, site visits, CME presentations, and quality assurance (QA) review. It is this last that I have chosen as the topic for my first blog. I, as all vRad radiologists, have...

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