Hospital-based radiologists are threatened by other specialists and teleradiology companies encroaching on their turf, according to authors of a recent article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiologists, therefore, should make their added value clear to hospitals, whose administrations might not recognize the benefits of on-site groups, the authors said.
A hospital radiology department that becomes fragmented without a unified group “would quickly degenerate into chaos,” the authors said, adding “the whole hospital could slow down drastically.” Only an on-site team can prevent this kind of “catastrophe.”
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