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The Radiologist Shortage is Here

Ben White

It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: these are my opinions, formed from the combination of my biases, my experience as a radiologist since beginning residency 10 years ago, and my many conversations with radiologists across the country. Nationwide, the supply of radiologists is basically flat. Six weeks?!

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Can radiologists’ eye-tracking data enhance AI?

AuntMinnie

Integrating eye-tracking data that map how radiologists interpret x-rays into deep learning AI algorithms could be key to developing more “human-centered” AI, according to a recent study. Difference between saccades, fixations, and attention heatmaps in radiologist eye-tracking studies.

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Radiologists ‘compete’ on chest x-rays reads with and without AI

AuntMinnie

In a study described as a “competition between radiologists,” participants tasked with identifying abnormal findings on chest x-rays performed better with AI assistance than without AI assistance – though not by much and not in all cases, according to a group in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

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Automated protocoling algorithm reduces radiologist CT workload

AuntMinnie

An automated protocoling algorithm used with a hospital's electronic health record (EHR) software reduces radiologist CT exam workload, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has reported. The findings could make busy radiology departments more efficient, wrote a team led by Ryan Chung, MD.

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Few ‘surprise’ patient bills are from radiologists, study finds

AuntMinnie

Out-of-network billing by radiologists – often referred to as “surprise billing” – dropped significantly beginning in 2007 and imaging claims are now almost completely in network, according to a recent study. And by 2021, radiologists practiced almost exclusively in-network, according to the researchers. in 2007 to 1.1%

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Could yoga help radiologists deal with burnout?

AuntMinnie

Yoga could be one way to alleviate burnout symptoms in radiologists, a study published January 31 in JAMA Network Open suggests. Radiologists and radiation oncologists have reported experiencing burnout, which affects their well-being as well as their personal lives and patient care quality.

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Radiologist awarded $4.6M damages in whistleblower lawsuit

AuntMinnie

million in damages in a whistleblower case involving a radiologist who used to work for Consulting Radiologists of Eden Prairie but was terminated after raising issues about the company's practices. As of January 19, Consulting Radiologists is the sole remaining defendant in the case. A Hennepin County, MN, jury awarded $4.6