Will Radiologists Demonstrate Their Value?

How Can Radiologists Demonstrate Value?

Last night during the American Journal of Neuro-Radiology (#AJNR) chat the above questions was posed:

How can radiologists demonstrate value to referring physicians, patients, and their own trainees?

I caught the question and chimed in with the following thoughts:

  • Provide concise simple explanations with associated key images to help referring physicians with their discussions
  • Radiologists evangelizing the importance of ACR Imaging 3.0 (“Patient Engagement”)
  • “Artifact” for patients to take with them immediately after their imaging exam (sheet of paper, image, summary, number for follow up questions)
  • Dial a Radiologist
  • Partner with a Radiologist
  • Lead, participate, co-moderate an internal meeting consisting of multidisciplinary team members
  • @FalgunChokshiMD stated, “Increasing patient portals need adaptive changes…”

In my opinion I believe there are plenty of opportunities for Radiologists to demonstrate their value.

I believe we are asking the wrong question. We should not be focusing on the “can.”

We should be asking:

Will Radiologists Demonstrate Their Value?

It is time Radiologists step out of the dark and into the light.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a handshake and a hello makes a connection that can leaves a lasting impression.

Own your story.

As always, you can feel free to contact me at: CANCERGEEK@GMAIL.COM or follow me on twitter @cancergeek

~CancerGeek

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