Eric Postal, MD, is a diagnostic radiologist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The End of Radiologists?
Eric Postal imagines a grim future for radiologists, where AI takes over and the penultimate radiologist decides the fate of everything.
It’s the Little Things that Sound Sincere
Is there a way to add a little more sincerity to the day-to-day?
No, You Can’t Have the Exact Same Thing
When you come to the job negotiation table, do you have all your facts in front of you?
How to Live with Limitations
Everything is limited-including radiology resources.
Do You Learn Your Lessons?
When you look back on your career, do you take the time to focus on the lesson learned?
Want Efficiency and Productivity? Start with Familiarity
If you’re new to a job, don’t expect efficiency right away.
Clinical Histories Don’t Have to Be Worthless
When did it become okay for clinical histories to be entirely unhelpful?
The Rad’s Mission Statement
You have a mission you’re supposed to do-are you able to see that mission through?
Force of Habit
How long does it take for old habits to die?
Who Should Worry in Rad Groups?
Someone in a group should probably be worried, but who's the best person for the job?
You Have to be a Detective
How much of your day do you spend tracking down missing information-or, worse, incorrect information?
The Warnings Going Unheeded
Automation doesn't do any good if it doesn't take human nature into account.
Why are we doing this, again?
Sometimes it’s good to look up and ask why things are the way they are.
Are You Tired of Repeating Yourself?
Voice-rec software was supposed to improve over time, but has it actually learned anything?
Sonographers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Attitude
Like every other member of a healthcare team, sonographers are indispensable-until they aren’t.
Weird Injuries Rads See: Punching Walls
It’s not an isolated issue-patients seem to really like punching inanimate objects. Eric Postal dissects (and ranks) the average puncher’s motivation.
The Usefulness of Annoying Medical Intrusions
Though they take up a lot of time and energy, things like QA and medicolegal systems can be helpful.
The Big Impact of Small Mistakes
Just because a mistake is small doesn’t mean it can’t affect your work.
Radiologists Have Too Much to Do
Radiologists are finite, and it’s time to admit it.
How to run a guild (and, maybe, a radiology group), part 3
Seven tips to make your team better and your job easier.
How to run a guild (and, maybe, a radiology group), part 2
Attracting good talent doesn't have to be so hard-but you do need to put in a little effort.
How To Run A Guild (And, Maybe, A Radiology Group)
The difference between one group and the next may lie deep in the details.
Why Being Specific Is Important
If referring physicians would say what they really want, the life of a radiologist would be much easier.
Shedding Bad Habits During a Job Change
Perform a self-evaluation when switching jobs to make sure you haven’t fallen into habits that might hurt your standing at the new position.
The High-Stakes Poker Game of Job Negotiation
Know your audience to maximize your value.
Shedding My Skin: Yet Another Lesson From One of My Radiology Copilots
A hot radiology job market may make this the time for professional change.
The TAT Contagion
Turn-around times used to be important just for critical health issues, but have spread to even mundane tasks.
The Launch of GoodRads
Radiologists now have a safe haven where they can ask questions, share ideas or just enjoy interacting with others in the profession.
Learning (almost) as fast as during residency.
The Tightrope-Walk of Radiology Coverage
Too many rads or too much work? A balance can be hard to find.
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