What CORADS and the CT Covid Score teach us

Structured reporting became extensively used worldwide over the last decade, as it improved reporting clarity and patient care. And yet, its acceptance in India was not as widespread and rapid as it ought to have been. Even BIRADS, PIRADS and LIRADS were not often used still. Some radiologists found it unnecessary as their free text …

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The Pen is as mighty as the Pill: Humanities in Medicine

This is not a post on radiology. It is a post on something much more basic; on understanding what goes through a patient's mind and how can we humanize medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. And before you start changing the tab, let me assure you there is no philosophical exposition ahead (I don't have that …

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Cut Practice in Radiology and Medicine

Earlier this year, Tata Memorial Hospital held a very frank and interesting positive discussion on cut practice in medicine, and how a young doctor can establish a successful practice without resorting to giving cuts. Dr Anirudh Malpani, IVF Specialist and a prominent physician and entrepreneur, shared his views on the Cut Practice and how to …

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What to Read to understand the Basics of AI and How to Engage with AI as a Radiologist

As the interests of radiology residents and consultants in AI keeps increasing, there has been a lot of demand to explain the nuances of AI to enhance knowledge. Radiologists looking at and decoding AI need to figure out the key roles they are likely to play in this journey. This article will explain the various …

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A Small Tip in Preparing for the Viva

All the radiology departments in Mumbai have a lovely culture of holding a common Teaching Files Meet every few months, where one 1st, 2nd and 3rd year resident as also a senior resident from every hospital come and present an interesting case each which has one or more specific teaching points to highlight. The presentation …

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RSNA for the first-timer: Making the most of it

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting happens over the weekend and week after Thanksgiving every year at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attended by over 60,000 delegates, this is probably amongst the biggest annual medical conferences in the world across all specialties. This annual mela can be quite overwhelming for those attending it …

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PCPNDT Simplified: A Guide for Radiology Residents

Close to the International Women’s Day, I started writing this blog on the enigma that is India’s PCPNDT act. Established as a supposedly powerful tool to curb female foeticide in the country, it has developed into one of the major medico-legal issues facing Indian radiologists who have to face miles of red tape for regular …

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Online Learning Resources for the Radiologist

Continuing from the previous blog on What to read for radiology residency, we will now discuss various online learning resources for the radiologist. Radiology is a vast branch and is evolving continuously. To be relevant, radiologists need to constantly update themselves with the recent advances in the field and there is no better place than …

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What to read during radiology residency? The Cafe Roentgen consensus recommendations

Congratulations to all residents for securing a place in radiology residency! Radiology is an exciting and rapidly evolving field with tremendous scope for diverse clinical and research oriented work. Radiology is also extremely vast and it is impossible to cover the entire length and breadth of the subject in just 3 years of residency. Moreover, …

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