When it comes to the continually advancing capability in medical imaging, even radiologists can find it difficult to keep up. That’s what a recent article in Academic Radiology, cited by Health Imaging, noted.
Around 500 radiologists – mostly in Michigan, where the researchers were located – responded to four clinical case questions involving medical images. The resulting numbers were a bit surprising: only six percent gave answers to all questions that corresponded with best evidence-based practice, correct responses on other questions ranged from 26 percent to 79 percent, and 57 percent of the respondents said that they needed more training to answer the questions.
The problem, conclude the authors of the study, is a lack of clear evidence-based guidelines and, of course, rigorous ongoing education.
We think that Variable Thickness Regional Intensity Protocols (VTRIP) ™ can help, too.
VTRIP™ seamlessly embeds advanced viewing, image analysis, and image reconstruction capabilities directly into normal radiological workflow via the familiar HRS user interface. Moreover, it does these things at exceptional speeds.
With VTRIP™ radiologists can:
- Alter the thickness of any visualization via dynamic slab visualization
- View anatomy at any angle via dynamic oblique multi-planar format
- Alter intensity projection options
- Triangulate to quickly zoom to point in multiple MPR views (and back)
Our VTRIP™ interface also automatically documents key findings as a radiologist works on a medical image, giving him or her even more time to make a professional, evidence-based reading.