Courtesy of the DARK Daily
In a pioneering effort at Kansas University, a radiologist and a pathologist are working side-by-side to review each other’s primary images and issue a single, integrated diagnostic report for breast cancer patients! The big, positive surprise from this groundbreaking collaboration is measurable improvement in diagnostic accuracy, leading to improved patient outcomes.
If you're a pathologist or radiologist, what does this mean for you? More than likely, it means a future of increased collaboration. Instead of separate clinical silos, pathologists and radiologists will work side by side, sharing each other's primary images and producing a single, unified diagnostic report for clinicians.
To understand the benefits of a collaborative working relationship between pathologists and radiologists, join the audioconference on August 19, 2009 that features two innovators-pathologist Ossama Tawfik, M.D. and radiologist Mark Redick, M.D.—both from The University of Kansas (KU). Targeting micro-calcifications in breast cancers, you'll learn how, together, their reviews of the radiology and pathology images triggered significant revisions to the original diagnostic reports from each specialist.
THE DARK REPORT AUDIO CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
DATE: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
TIME: 1 p.m. EDT; 12 p.m. CDT; 11 a.m. MDT; 10 a.m. PDT
PLACE: Your telephone or speakerphone
COST: $245 per dial-in site (unlimited attendance per site)
TO REGISTER: Click here or call 1-800-560-6363 toll-free
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful 90-minute conference:
- Best practices for collaboration between the radiology and pathology groups in your hospital and community.
- How to pick the right clinical target for an integrated radiology/pathology diagnostic service.
- The importance of digital imaging and teleconferencing when pathologists and radiologists are in separate locations.
- Pitfalls to avoid when establishing an effective integrated diagnostic service.
- How to identify where discordance happens when radiologists and pathologists work independently on the same case.
- Cross-training requirements to help pathologists and radiologists better understand how to read each other’s primary images.
- How to find the time and space to conduct joint case evaluations: surprising solutions.
- How to track improvements in diagnostic precision and measure the resulting gains in patient outcomes.
- Why clinicians like the integrated imaging/histopathology diagnosis, and how to market the shared clinical service to generate more case referrals—and revenue!
HOW TO REGISTER/ORDER:
2. Call toll free: 800-560-6363.
*Registrations accepted until Wed, August 19, 2009, noon EDT.
Your audio conference registration includes:
- A site license to attend the conference (invite as many people as you can fit around your speakerphone at no extra charge)
- Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speakers
- A full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
- The opportunity to connect directly with our speaker during the audience Q&A session
Register Now! Or for more information, call toll-free at 800-560-6363.