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David Arrick Kruger's Blog – December 2015 Archive (4)

Surveying Our Domain

A theatrically-cantankerous science teacher of mine during middle school, sometimes given to the Socratic method, had a favorite quip for students answering his queries with wild guesses: “Where do you get your information?” (Often followed by an imitation of the usual lame/vague response, mocking their lack of enunciation: “Oh? You got it ouffa [out of a]…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 18, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: 8 Reasons Why Radiology’s Future Is Bright

Recent years have seen many discussions about the challenges facing radiology and its up-and-coming practitioners. Fears about compensation, commoditization, and loss of prestige have had many in the industry wringing their hands about the specialty’s future. But, that future is actually quite bright.

According to Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR, radiology…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Radiology’s Role in Patient Care

For the last several years, radiology departments have moved further away from a patient-focused model to concentrate on volume of studies. 

“The personal focus isn’t so much the normal way we practice radiology,” but that the culture of radiology departments has moved from the patient to the images, and the focus needs to return to the patient, Mary…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 2, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Conference Insider 2015: Tips for Radiologists for Talking to Patients

As a radiologist, one of the most important – and sometimes difficult – things you will do is deliver news to a patient. Some revelations will be good; some will be bad. Others could include taking responsibility for unintentional errors. Your no. 1 primary goal is making sure the patient understands what you’re saying.

Knowing how to handle…


Added by David Arrick Kruger on December 1, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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