Article by vRad Co-Authors Selected for Best of AJR Award
vRad Musculoskeletal Clinical Chief and Director of Research Dr. Christine Lamoureux and Operations Data Scientist Scott Weber co-authored an article that received the Best of AJR award in the Policy, Quality, and Practice Management section for 2022.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—December 15, 2022— Congratulations to vRad Musculoskeletal Clinical Chief and Director of Research Dr. Christine Lamoureux and Operations Data Scientist Scott Weber for their article receiving the Best of AJR award in the Policy, Quality, and Practice Management section for 2022. Every year, the Best of AJR award recognizes one published article in each section of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Articles were nominated by the editorial board, and the ARRS Science and Innovations Committee selected the final recipients.
The authors used vRad data from 2012 to 2016 to compare discrepancy rates for preliminary interpretations of acute community-setting examinations that are concordant versus discordant with interpreting radiologists’ area of fellowship training. They concluded that major and minor discrepancy rates were lower for common exams compared to advanced exams regardless of whether the exam type was matched to the radiologist’s area of specialty training. This finding supports interpretation of acute common exams regardless of specialty training in multispecialty practices. For advanced exams, there was an unexpectedly higher discrepancy rate for exams matched with the radiologist’s area of subspecialty training for which further study is warranted.
Read the full article, Interpretations of Examinations Outside of Radiologists’ Fellowship Training: Assessment of Discrepancy Rates Among 5.9 Million Examinations From a National Teleradiology Databank, at: https://www.ajronline.org/doi/10.2214/AJR.21.26656
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