Radiology: Looking Ahead

The Huffington Post—April 21, 2010

By Helene Pavlov, M.D., FACR, Radiologist in Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery

The industry trade "rag" for radiology is The name comes from a term used for years by radiologists and refers to the recognition of a familiar finding on an image: as a radiologist you should not have to "think" about some findings, the finding should be immediately recognized as if your "Aunt Minnie" walked into the room.

Radiology is a highly technical medical field and as a radiologist it is of the utmost importance to stay on top of the latest and greatest technologies. Working in an academic hospital and collaborating with some of the top scientists, physicians and surgeons in the industry has major advantages. My team has worked with leading software, hardware and device manufacturers to ensure that we have the tools needed to diagnose and treat our patients.

Does your doctor take hard copy or digital radiology images? Ask them what their IT objectives are in the coming year and how they think it will help to address their needs and better service you, the patient.

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