Top 5 Blogs in February

February 27, 2014

From advice on peer review to a perspective on the screening mammography recommendations, these are the most popular blogs on Diagnostic Imaging this month.

From advice on peer review to a perspective on the screening mammography recommendations, these are the most popular blogs on Diagnostic Imaging this month.

1. Smile, Radiologists - Doug Burnette, MD, reminds his fellow radiologists to treat others as they want to be treated. “With decreasing reimbursement, increasing workloads, and increasing stress in radiology, it is difficult at times to smile and put on that happy face,” he writes, then he explains why you should.

2. How to Do Peer Review in Radiology - Richard Woodcock, MD, offers a few notes on which methods of peer review should be used. He likens the process to Wile E. Coyote running over -and falling into - a canyon: “Unless our peers help us to improve, we don’t even know when we’ve fallen into the canyon.”

3. Virtual Second Opinion Services for Imaging Taking Hold - In this guest blog, John Karis, MD, shares his experiences at Barrow Neurological Institute, which has been using an online virtual second opinion service for imaging cases.

4. Why the Screening Mammography Recommendations are Flawed - On the heels of the controversial BMJ study this month, Ken Keller, MD, offers his insights into why the study and the USPSTF recommendations are deeply flawed.

5. Robbing Dr. Peter to Pay Dr. Paul - Regular blogger Eric Postal, MD, delivers another sharp commentary on the state of reimbursements. Think it’s fair to play Robin Hood between primary care and specialist physicians, he asks. “Good luck finding someone who deserves to be looted some more.”