Radiologists have an image problem

Here’s a question that has been debated for several years: Should radiologists talk to patients about their imaging results?

Citing several issues, I came down solidly on the “no” side in a 2014 blog post.

Two major radiology organizations have committees looking into the concept, and New York Times article said, “they hope to make their case [for it] by demonstrating how some radiologists have successfully managed to communicate with patients and by letting radiologists know this is something patients want.”

However, a recent paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Radiology raised a new issue.

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