A modern radiology information system manages medical images and patient radiological data and is designed to help deliver patient-centered care. With a radiology information system, radiologists have all the patient information at their fingertips. Yet still, many patients remain in the dark about what a radiologist actually does.
About half of the general public does not know that radiologists are physicians, according to Peter D. Miller, M.D., radiology resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Miller helped spearhead a new study, presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which shows that even patients who’ve had medical imaging exams in the past know little about the profession.