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ECR 2019 / C-0893
Teleradiologic tutoring and case redistribution as a tool for subspecialisation
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-0893
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Abdomen, Computer applications, eHealth, MR, MR-Enterography, MR-Diffusion/Perfusion, Audit and standards, Computer Applications-Teleradiology, Education, Education and training, Quality assurance, Workforce
Authors: H. Agrell1, B. Norén2, C. Silvestrin3, C. Backman4, M. Håkansson5, M. Torkzad6; 1Stockholm/SE, 2Linköping/SE, 3Barcelona/ES, 4KUNGÄLV/SE, 5Borås/SE, 6Sutton/UK
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-0893

Aims and objectives

To evaluate the role of teleradiology tutoring on efficacy and accuracy of radiologists interested in becoming subspecialists in abdominal and pelvic MRI.

 

When five mid-sized hospitals in the Västra Götaland region (VGR) in Sweden were facing a serious challenge running their radiology services, they needed a solution they could rely on. The VGR region was facing a chronic radiologist capacity shortage in several hospitals. The radiology community was comprised mostly of generalists who found themselves covering all subspecialty areas.

Waiting lists were increasing and an excessive amount of cases were being sent away for reporting, resulting in a damaging loss of knowledge for the local team.

VGR had been clients of Teleradiology for many years and were aware of the region’s ambition to work together collaboratively to tackle these challenges. However, they recognised that the technology available within the region wasn’t fully adapted to efficient network collaboration and the know-how to manage such a workflow did not exist, so they reached out to develop a collaborative diagnostic network that would match their

specific needs.

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