A team of professional radiologists voted that the largest threat to radiology is the use of medical imaging by physicians. We have seen a tremendous demand from physicians in anesthesia, endocrinology, vascular and vein, surgery, pain management, family practice, orthopedics, rheumatology, and many other specialties, whom are adding ultrasound to their practice in order to become more efficient.
In addition, they're finding that the reimbursement adds revenue to their bottom line, and saves their patient money (as opposed to the costs of sending the patient to a hospital or imaging center). Physicians get results on-the-spot, "point of care" results and can make a quick diagnosis. For more information on ultrasound in your practice, give me a call and I can help you find the best ultrasound... such as SonoSite, GE, or Siemens portables.
Biggest Threat to Radiology
1. Increased use of medical imaging by physicians in other specialties (turf battles)