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“I think that there’s been a progression towards a positive change in that philosophy,” she said.
During the 35 years she’s been a tech, Beth Weber, MPH, RT, director of imaging services and the privacy officer at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.
Weber also attributed the shift to the increase in technology.
“Through the years, the radiologists were trained to have such a sharp turnaround time, and they didn’t have the technology to make that happen,” Weber said.
Fortunately, the collaborative relationship between radiologists and technologists is better than it was years ago, though of course it depends on the facility, said Cathy Dressen, MHA, RT, affiliate relations and volunteer manager for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and an MRI technologist in New Mexico.
Facilities with less successful relationships, she said, are where technologists don’t feel empowered to offer their opinions or make comments.
“Before, when it was a matter of paper, [the radiologists] may not have looked at the paper,” she said, adding that with an EMR, the radiologist is generally looking at the screen when dictating.
Of course you can’t force someone to read something, and Dressen said that those who aren’t computer savvy may skip the notes or comments, which can impact the case.
“If the tech takes the time and trouble to put something in, it’s generally meaningful,” she said.“I’ve seen many cases where you send information to the radiologist, and if he has concerns about it or wants further explanation on something not captured in the text of the communication, he’ll pick up the phone up or come back and talk to you,” Dressen said.