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Radiologist as their doctor? What do patients think?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- How Often Do Patients Think of a Radiologist as Their Doctor? By Mark E. Klein, MD

“Dear Dr. Klein,” the letter of complaint began, “it’s difficult for me to write this letter because I have always thought of you as my radiologist.” Mrs. B’s letter went on to excoriate our office for keeping her waiting during her most recent visit for a sonogram and bone density study.

She was completely correct; we messed up that day.

But Mrs. B’s… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 1, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Do we hide behind our reports? The challenge of directly communicating results to our patients


“I hope my doctor can figure out why I’ve been having so much difficulty swallowing of late,” said the patient as I finished his upper GI study. During the procedure I clearly saw a large mass invading the lumen of Mr. Jones’ esophagus but I kept this knowledge to myself as I made small talk with him before heading back to the reading room. A few minutes later I would issue my report that would contain a diagnosis of esophageal cancer and recommendation for… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 3, 2010 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

Hyponosis Before Imaging Exams - No more conscious sedation??

(NEW YORK) -- Claustrophobic patients are a common finding in the field of medical imaging. With increasing use of MRI and longer imaging studies, radiologists and radiology technologists are often encountering the need to move beyond simply conscious sedation (i.e. Ativan or other benzodiazepines or medications to relax patients). Dr. Helen Pavlov explores the use of alternative therapies such as Hyponosis and other remedies in the pre-imaging prep of patients.

In her most recent… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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