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Common Radiology Test Abbreviations and Short Forms

radiology-doctor-report-shot-form Decoded Short Forms
Doctors, physicians, clinicians and other health-care professionals use short forms, abbreviations, acronyms, and other terms for instructions and information in their requisition or referral letters to the Diagnostic centers and labs. Radiologist commonly uses short forms in their reports.  CT Scan MRI Scan Ultrasound / Sonography O...
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Avoiding Gross Mistakes in X-ray, CT or MRI Scanning Process

Images of  Xray or CT scans or MRI scans can create confusion for radiologists. The right and left sides of the body are mistaken for one another as one side is mirror image of the other. When an image is  electronically inverted, it is possible for laterality to be mistaken. As an example, the frontal view of the...
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How does TeleradiologyHub differ from existing outsourcing teleradiology models?

Unlike commission based agency approach, Teleradiologyhub follows a peer-to-peer (P2P) model. First of its kind, our radiologists have set up tech driven but rules based tele-reporting platform considering needs of transparent, compassionate, and professional radiology in the era of telehealth. Our P2P platform crossbreeds radiology skills across g...
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How does Tele-reporting impact customer perceptions and brand awareness for its clients ?

There are various hurdles for teleradiology model to grow in India. Presently, good number of hospitals and diagnostic centres in persuit of efficiency and TAT (turn around time) are opting tele-reporting model. But doing so aggressively,  they risk negative customer perception. If the cause-effect is not understood properl...
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How to decode a Referral Letter from a Doctor recommending Diagnostic Tests?

Doctor-refeeral-letter Diagnostic Test Recommendation
Many a times, it is handwriting that categorises a person. Even before stethoscope or apron, what defines a doctor is his handwriting.  Let it be any country or culture, the handwriting of a doctor is a typical representation of his camaraderie. A comical impression : If it is not readable, it must be doctor's prescription. As if the...
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Quality report or Low cost MRI scan or Both ?

Low Cost or Quality MRI
MRI Scan cost is composed of following two components: 1. Machine Related Procedure: We can call it scanning process that takes up nearly 95% on cost side. 2. Human related procedure: We can call it reporting process that takes up just 5% on cost side. 1st cost component depends investment in machine and set-up. If longer term or con...
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Disruption in Diagnostic Space: MRI scan in 2 hours

Usually, MRI scanning process just takes 20-30 minutes in India depending on type of modality, body part and technology used. For Anastasia or contrast dye, allow 15–25 minutes more. However, the waiting period for final report would take 6 to 48 hours depending on the place and Diagnostic brand. Bigger the set-up more the time. The turnaround time...
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8- Cautions before booking an MRI/CT Scan on a portal

St ill less compared to the Western countries, a plain MRI study costs $100 in India which is nearly 50% of monthly income considering Indian per-capita-Income of $2,500. Despite referral insistence, millions of patients looking for a low-priced diagnostic test. Diagnostic businesses are heavily invested in expensive MRI/CT machines (Capex: Ci...
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TeleradiologyHub unveils 'Single-Click-Booking Tool' that helps patients and radiologists alike

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TeleradiologyHub (TH) has developed an unique tool that automates booking and reporting process - before and after the radiology test. Now patients can  instantly book MRI, CT or Xray and also request radiology reports within minutes of uploading radiology images. Patients can access 'Single-Click-B...
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Superficial Siderosis : Importance of Susceptibility MRI Imaging

Superficial Siderosis : Importance of Susceptibility MRI Imaging MRI in Superficial Siderosis
Key Points of Superficial Siderosis: ​ It is due to hemosiderin deposition in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. The hemosiderin deposition is a consequence of recurrent and persistent bleeding into the subarachnoid space. The classic clinical presentation of SS includes adult-onset slowly progressive gait (less commonly appendicular)...
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How to report MRI Prostate for Cancer Cases : Guidelines, Tips with examples

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Interpretation 1. Calculate Prostate gland volume: It is measured using the formula - maximum anterior posterior diameter x maximum transverse diameter × maximum longitudinal diameter x 0.52. We personally prefer T2W and T2 Fat suppressed images for the measurements.  2. Peripheral Zone :  ​Scan peripher...
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Myth vs Reality: The Truths about the Common Misconceptions in Teleradiology

Teleradiology myth misconceptions Real facts about Teleradiology
Teleradiology is a relatively new player in the field of radiology. It is all about giving radiologists access to different cases all around the world. Teleradiology is an infant compared to all the other fields of Medicine. Some people might have already heard about it, but hearing about it doesn't really equal knowing all about this field. A lot ...
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Virtual Clinical Radiology Associate: An Emerging Career in Radiology

Virtual Radiologist as Personal Virtual Assistant

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. 

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Solving the Radiology Shortage Crisis with TeleRadiology Hub

Radiologist Shortage in UK

               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.

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Guest - ashishhem Virtual Clinical Radiology Associate: An Emerging Career in Radiology
06 November 2019
i am glad to tell you that you have written best article for teleradiology please make it more shareable.
Guest - Zlost How to report MRI Prostate for Cancer Cases : Guidelines, Tips with examples
18 November 2018
What is the significance of urine signal homogeneity?
TeleradiologyHUB Virtual Clinical Radiology Associate: An Emerging Career in Radiology
01 June 2018
Yes! It is paid Job. We pass on entire amount paid for Reporting of Xray / CT / MRI (as mutually agreed between both parties), except for 5-10% our s...
Guest - Dr Pawan S Virtual Clinical Radiology Associate: An Emerging Career in Radiology
31 May 2018
What are the formalities do i need to fulfill to become a Clinical Radiology Associate?
Guest - Dr. Sabeeha Gul Virtual Clinical Radiology Associate: An Emerging Career in Radiology
30 May 2018
May i know that, is the virtual Clinical radiology associate a job that pays? And how do i become an associate ?