Radiologists Get a Bigger Role in Diagnosing Patients

Radiologists Get a Bigger Role in Diagnosing Patients

Radiologists play an active role in helping to make medical decisions for patients. Radiologists
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Radiologists play an active role in helping to make medical decisions for patients. Radiologists .

The radiologists also deliver reports to clinical oncologists and other specialists that contain much more information. The reports, traditionally a written summary of findings, now also include embedded images from the scans and MRIs, so the clinicians can view what the radiologist is describing.

Improved imaging technology, which has brought greater clarity to scans, has made radiology one of the most important tools to help doctors diagnose disease and monitor treatment.

“Our role isn’t only to acquire the images and interpret the images but to help our referring physicians in caring for our patients,” says David Larson, an associate professor of pediatric radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He credits Dr. Recht’s work with helping to boost that awareness.
Dr. Recht has also led an effort to make radiologists’ reports more doctor-friendly by embedding still images of the scans and MRIs next to the summary of findings. In the case of cancer, for example, there will be an image with an arrow pointing to the malignant lesion.
William Huang, a urologic oncologist specializing in prostate and kidney cancer at NYU, says the new radiology reports save him time. An MRI of the prostate can contain 1,000 images.
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Radiologists Get a Bigger Role in Diagnosing Patients
Wall Street Journal, 2016, Dow Jones & Company Inc, New York, N.Y, Eastern
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