Five topics. Five Speakers. Five minutes — each.
Friday, Dec. 01, 2017
An engaging, fast-paced opportunity to share new ideas, the RSNA 2017 Fast 5 Session debuted in Arie Crown Theater on Thursday.
During the inaugural session, five speakers each made a five-minute presentation accompanied by slides to share their ideas to explore, invent and transform radiology.
3 Categories of Referring Clinician Preferences Based on Survey Data
In his role as VP of Clinical Services and National Director of Pediatric Radiology for Radiology Partners, the largest hospital-based radiology practice in the United States, Richard Heller, MD, not only works to ensure patients receive the highest level of imaging services possible, but also oversees the imaging of children.
Dr. Heller’s presentation “3 Categories of Referring Clinician Preferences Based on Survey Data” addressed the question of what referring physicians care about most when receiving radiology reports. The answer? It depends.
“First we asked, ‘What do our referring physicians care about?’ But then we realized that’s a stupid question, because different physicians want different things,” Dr. Heller said. Depending upon the type of care being provided, he explained that referring physicians generally fall into one of three categories with regard to preference in radiology reports: they want it to be clear, quick-and-dirty or thorough.
Radiology Engagement Project (REP): A Novel Online Tool for Public/Patient Engagement Using Radiology
As co-founder of the Medical Training Foundation, an international medical education and training organization, and a member of university admission interview panels, Syed E. Junaid, MBBS, BSc, has devoted much of his career to improving medical education. He has also been active in philanthropic work to improve healthcare for low-resource communities, both in his home country of Wales and abroad.
On Thursday, Dr. Junaid championed efforts to “transform the perception of radiology” in his presentation “Radiology Engagement Project (REP): A Novel Online Tool for Public/Patient Engagement Using Radiology.”
To emphasize his point, Dr. Junaid first asked the crowd, “How would you convince a rebellious child who loves sugar to take care of his teeth?” He then provided the answer, “First-hand interaction.”
“We want to empower our patients and give them the tools to maintain their health and well-being,” Dr. Junaid said. “Prevention, facilitating consent — all of this is aided by the app Rad1.org. Let’s use it to transform the perception of radiology.”
Radiology-TEACHES: (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation)
To help medical students learn how to select the appropriate medical imaging for patients, GE Healthcare/RSNA Education Scholar Grant awardee Marc H. Willis, DO, created a web-based program using case vignettes to simulate the image ordering process and educate students about appropriate imaging.
Dr. Willis shared more about this innovation in education while presenting “Radiology-TEACHES: (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation).”
“How can healthcare reach its place with other industries of high visability? In radiology, we need to educate differently, effectively and more efficiently,” Dr. Willis said. “I believe that Radiology-TEACHES can be an agent for change — to make a difference for our profession, our patients and society.”
Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Lessons from the financial sector
Ajay Kohli, MD, a radiology resident at Drexel University College of Medicine, is already dedicating himself to transforming the future of radiology, having been recently recognized by MedTech Boston as one of “The 2017 MedTech Boston 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators.”
Dr. Kohli brought his experience in new product development to the fore with his presentation “Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Lessons from the financial sector.”
“AI plus humans are significantly beating humans alone in the hedge fund sector,” Dr. Kohli said. “Now, we are at the beginning of applications of AI in healthcare.”
Looking to the financial sector to help guide the developing role of AI in healthcare, Dr. Kohli called out three important lessons: the analysis of large volumes of data, better communications, and using AI as an ally.
“I stand before you today because I am very optimistic about the possibilities of AI,” he said.
Value-Added Matrix: Defining, Categorizing, Quantifying, and Presenting Value-Added Radiologist Actions in 5 minutes
Director of Value Management Program at Radiology, Inc., Samir B. Patel, MD, understands the value of hard work — so much so that a few years ago during contract negotiations with a hospital served by his practice, he was able to overcome the popular misconception that radiologists’ only value or purpose was in the reading of images.
Dr. Patel shared his insight in his presentation “Value-Added Matrix: Defining, Categorizing, Quantifying, and Presenting Value-Added Radiologist Actions in 5 minutes.”
“A 100-year-old hospital relationship was threatened by the perception that radiologists don’t add value,” Dr. Patel said. “So we developed a new strategy and created a value-added matrix.”
With 36 distinct activities performed by radiologists beyond mere image reading, this matrix became the template to quantify radiologists’ value.
“C suite is where radiologists should want to be, need to be, and will have to be to ensure our future,” Dr. Patel said. “The successful people in the future are going to be the ones who do continuous innovation.”
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