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The Subspecialty Paradox

Radiologists need a subspecialty to get a job, but they aren't using that training on the job.

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Performing sacrum and coccyx X-rays in the ED generally has no direct impact on patient care.

Brain CT and MRI for early stage lung cancer patients are not routinely recommended.

Most carotid ultrasounds for asymptomatic patients are not based on appropriate criteria.

When radiologists participate in collaborative care, patient care improves.

Connecting with radiologists for virtual consults yields varying opinions from referrers, radiologists.

Using PET during treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma may help determine earlier effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Most radiologists leave out TNM staging for head and neck cancer reports.


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