The Huffington Post—August 26, 2009
by Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR
Hospital for Special Surgery
Non-radiology physicians, however, do not fall under the scrutiny of the American Board of Radiology, which requires written and oral examinations and verification of four years of training to be a board-certified radiologist. Patients, and possibly third-party payers, are not always aware of that.
Patients need to ask: "Who is taking my image? Who will be reading that image?"
The answer should always be: "A trained, certified, radiology technologist should take the image under the supervision of a board-certified radiologist and only a board-certified (preferably a subspecialty fellowship-trained) radiologist should be interpreting the image."
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