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Ultrasound and Nonradiologists

Should radiologists be threatened by the adoption of point-of-care ultrasound?

 

 

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Ultrasound

Subsequent ultrasounds are more likely to occur when non-radiologists read initial ultrasounds in the emergency department than when radiologists read.

Radiographs can provide anatomic evaluation and appropriate starting point when investigating possible musculoskeletal infection.

Researchers determine quantitative ultrasound could be superior to conventional ultrasound for predicting fat acculturation in the liver.

The use of ultrasound has grown within diagnostic radiology.

Breast images performed outside cancer centers may be interpreted differently if reinterpreted at a cancer center.

Clinicians can use ultrasound to detect pediatric appendicitis, but not if the organ has perforated.

There is a higher chance that a follow-up examination will follow when nonradiologists interpret ultrasounds in the ER.

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