Radiology holds a special place in the medical ecosystem. Radiologists are “the doctors’ doctors” and the treatment of a patient rarely proceeds without a radiologist furnishing an opinion. But the field of radiology also faces challenges: the crusade against “wasted imaging,” the rise of artificial intelligence, the dependence of radiology on hospital systems, and the de facto barrier that separates radiologists from patients.
What does the future hold for radiology and what could one wish for it? Returning to the show is Dr. Saurabh Jha, Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He shares his perspective with his characteristic wit and humor.
- Saurabh Jha’s writings on The Health Care Blog
- Oren O, Kebebew E, and Ioannidis JPA. Curbing Unnecessary and Wasted Diagnostic Imaging. (January 2019 in JAMA)
- Jha, Saurabh. From Imaging Gatekeeper to Service Provider (2013, “Perspective” in the NEJM)
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