Ben Lauing, Imaging Performance Partnership
According to a talk earlier this month at the Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography, CT education for technologists is surprisingly weak.
CT has become a significant component of imaging both independently and in conjunction with other modalities, and preliminary results from our 2013 Volumes Benchmarking Survey indicate that CT volumes are continuing to grow. Yet the limited CT curriculum for technologists and scarcity of training opportunities may hinder adequate education.
Are CT technologists getting the training they need?
Technologists may lack adequate training in CT
Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
As we’ve researched the use of clinical decision support systems for imaging, we’ve heard it all. Many have lauded CDS as the silver bullet that will solve their utilization problems overnight, while others deride it as yet another workflow barrier for busy physicians that won’t produce results.
With so much interest from our members—62% of you gave the topic a “A” grade in our recent topic poll—I thought I’d offer a “sneak peek” of what we’re seeing and provide an overview of what the clinical decision support landscape looks like today.
National meeting preview: See what we've learned about CDS
Natalie McGarry, Imaging Performance Partnership
A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) shows that volumes from emergency departments (ED) are growing, while imaging referrals in other settings remain stagnant.
EDs saw greatest share of imaging growth