Unforeseen events happen to everyone which is why it is important to have someone trustworthy that will look after your work when you are away. There are instances wherein senior radiologists need to take some time off for their family, for health reasons and the like. They need assistance from virtual clinical radiology associates to keep their practice afloat while they tend to other things.
Virtual clinical radiology associates are important in keeping hospitals and diagnostic centers up and running. They provide senior radiologists virtual backup and reporting services. They work hand in hand with senior radiologists to go over cases and make reports. When senior radiologists find themselves swamped with too many cases or when something urgent come up that they have to care of first, virtual clinical radiology associates help make reports by analyzing medical diagnostic image studies and drafting them.
Medical imaging is very helpful in diagnosis. Clinicians use it to clinch the diagnosis and it plays a huge role in the management of cases. This has made the field of Radiology indispensible in Medicine. With the use of diagnostic images skyrocketing in the past few years, there’s an exponential increase in the demand for radiologists all over the world. However, The Royal College of Radiologists had a workforce census which highlighted shortage of radiologists and the desperate need of the United Kingdom for more and more radiologists. In their 2016 workforce census, the UK was identified to be the 3rd lowest among the countries in Europe in the number of radiologists per 100,000 patients. The UK has only 7.5 clinicians per 100,000 patients which is a far cry from the average among European countries which was 12.7 clinicians per 100,000 patients.