Anything Is Possible so Is Possible Anything?




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Department of Radiology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA

 



Abstract

This is an unsettling time for Radiologists. We have become an issue for public attention not just for our capabilities but also for our connection to the matter of dose deposition-a subject generating many current newsworthy story lines. Most acute is the inadvertent excessive radiation received from perfusion CT studies but an issue with more “legs”, so to speak, continues to be the perception and the reality of overutilization in imaging. No doubt, investigative journalists will continue to seize upon it and inevitably individual radiologists and the specialty itself will be deemed, by some self-appointed opinions makers, to be in need of reform.


This is an unsettling time for Radiologists. We have become an issue for public attention not just for our capabilities but also for our connection to the matter of dose deposition-a subject generating many current newsworthy story lines. Most acute is the inadvertent excessive radiation received from perfusion CT studies but an issue with more “legs”, so to speak, continues to be the perception and the reality of overutilization in imaging. No doubt, investigative journalists will continue to seize upon it and inevitably individual radiologists and the specialty itself will be deemed, by some self-appointed opinion makers, to be in need of reform.

We are also being impinged upon by other specialties not just in practices and programs of self-referral but also and more cogently in the legitimization of curricular reform. As traditional procedures in surgery and medical specialties have lost their luster to be replaced by newer techniques that combine incisive probing with imaging, the requirements for training more and more will include an understanding of and facility with the generation of pictures using the devices over which we have hitherto exercised dominion.

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Apr 27, 2016 | Posted by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY | Comments Off on Anything Is Possible so Is Possible Anything?
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