What are the most important differences between most resident and attending reports? Residents reports tend to be one size fits all. On the other hand, the attending will usually look at the name and specialty of the referrer before even beginning with a dictation. Then, he integrates referrer psychology into the report. And finally, seasoned […]
Oh, the lowly addendum. Most physicians rarely give it a second thought. But, it can sometimes become the single most important part of the dictation. So, why do most of us ignore the addendum? And, yet how can it be one of the most important parts of our report at the same time? Well, that […]
Dictation is a topic that is rarely touched upon in radiology but is extraordinarily important. In a radiologist’s 30-year career, he/she may dictate over 360,000 reports (assuming 12,000 cases per year for 30 years). In today’s world, it is mostly the dictation that spurs clinicians to act on their patients. Out of 100 cases, only […]
Many of you know the oldest radiology joke in the book: What is the national plant of radiology? The Hedge! In truth, we as radiologists have to face more uncertainty in our profession than most. Diagnoses of 100 percent certainty are rare, to say the least. And, we need to reasonably communicate this information to our […]
Second year radiology residents are overwhelmed and burdened by call. Third year radiology residents are exhausted from studying for their core radiology examination. And, the fourth year radiology residents are fretting about all the things they need to know prior to starting their fellowship and first attending job. But, what about the plight of the first year resident? Many non radiology physicians and […]
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