Top People to Watch in Radiology Winners – 2014

December 3, 2014

Check out who won the Top People to Watch in Radiology - 2014 contest.

Diagnostic Imaging is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Top People to Watch in Radiology contest, in which readers nominated and voted on the radiologist, researcher, technologist, and group making the biggest impact on the field of diagnostic imaging. Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

Radiologist

Ben Strong, MD, ABIM, ABR
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"Dr. Strong is a proponent for analytics in radiology as a way to help radiology take a leadership role in leading discussions around improving healthcare delivery. He believes that analytics are no longer an option; they are a requirement for radiology to remain relevant.

He has worked within vRad to create data informatics tools since existing solutions in the marketplace did not provide the insight that vRad needed to make better decisions for patients and the practice."

Researcher

Tessa Cook, MD, PhD
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University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Cook and Dr. Zafar were nominated together for “their work to develop the ‘Code Abdomen’ assessment coding scheme and ARRTE system promises to improve communication of suspected cancers in abdominal imaging studies and to assure appropriate follow-up care. Their work provides a model approach to improve the quality of care in radiology."

Technologist

Juan Ortega
ARRT
"In 14 years every single radiology group Juan has worked with has stated he is, by far, the best technologist they have ever worked with. From The University of Texas, to independent practices, to out-of-state radiology groups, they are all quick to compliment him. Patients have said they have been to other centers and were unable to have the scan done due to position or size and, somehow, Juan is always able to get them done. Radiologists have stated that Juan can get any magnet to do whatever he wants. Juan puts button pushers to shame because of how well he understands the anatomy."

Group

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Vendor
"Stroll Health is a dedicated and dynamic team that hopes to begin their pilot project by the end of the year. A price transparency app for the tablet to be used in the doctor's office, Stroll promises to remove billions in bloated costs from the radiology ecosystem, dramatically improve patient engagement, and drive costs down across the board."