The Scenario A clinical colleague walks up to you and the following conversation ensues. Clinician: Can you take a look at my chest film? I have had a cough for the past several weeks that won’t go away. Radiologist: Sure. Let me take a look at the image. The name of the clinician is typed […]
Today we return to Part 2 of our Radiology Swap blog. Click on Radiology Swap- Radiology Private Practitioner Goes To University (Part 1) to catch up if you missed the first part of Radiology Swap! University Radiologist Goes To Private Practice Day 1: Unaccustomed to working in a private office, the University radiologist is surprised […]
When program directors hear complaints about their residents, we find most do not stem from resident incompetence. Nor do the complaints relate to professionalism issues. Rather, a good majority arises from lack of a timely response to reading cases. And, these delayed reports result from a lack of appropriate triage. So, I think you know […]
Studying for radiology is intense and unlike anything that you have done before. If you think shirking your duties only hurts yourself, you are completely and utterly wrong. For those of you that don’t yet get it but are willing to listen, here are 10 of some of the disastrous consequences of your poor […]
For those of you that are medical students and residents, at times, it can be really tough to gain recognition for your work. I want to give you a little vignette of one uncomfortable experience with a difficult attending I had as a former medical student and then we will discuss how to counter a […]
For those of you who have completed a mammography rotation or are beginning to practice mammography, you may notice ordering physicians prescribe a diagnostic mammogram along with a diagnostic and screening ultrasound. One example would be the doctor who orders a mammogram for a unilateral breast asymmetry with an accompanying bilateral diagnostic ultrasound. Or […]
Sometimes events beyond our control interfere with radiology residency. It may be a personal situation, a new business opportunity, mental illness, or severe burnout. Some of these issues are outlined in my previous article called The Struggling Resident. And perhaps, one or many of these reasons have you thinking about taking a leave of absence. […]
Introduction: Participating in research is a great way to contribute to medicine. Well-conducted research and literature reviews help advance both scientific understanding and clinical practice. Additionally, it enables you to develop expertise in a topic, while simultaneously showing dedication to your field. Peer-reviewed publication and/or presentation of your research should ultimately be your goal. […]
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 […]
Radiology Jargon Defined Radiology jargon that we use to describe our findings to our fellow clinicians and radiologists differs widely from what we have to put in out reports. If only we could use these words in the final dictation because these words are so much more picturesque and meaningful. In addition, they can replace a […]
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