What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Stenosis comes from a Greek word that means “narrowing.” Lumbar Spinal Stenosis refers to a condition when the spinal canal and/or neuroforaminal become narrow and compress the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Compression of the cord/nerves causes inflammation and pain. If … Read More

Where Have All the General Radiologists Gone? [How to Combat the General Radiologist Shortage]

Back in the old days, if you were a radiologist, you were a general radiologist. In the decades between WWII and 1969, there was no such thing as specialization. However, according to the Journal of the American College of Radiology, … Read More

How Aging Baby Boomers Will Affect Radiology

Boomers are getting older—both as patients and as doctors. According to policy and practice experts at RSNA, in the early 1990’s, there was something of a panic at a looming radiologist shortage. 1997 was the nadir of the shortage; from … Read More

Diagnostic errors, Second opinions, and Efficacy in Medicine and Radiology

Last week, I had my regular medical check-up. After running some tests, the doctor concluded that everything seemed fine, but she would anyway send all the samples and data to a specialized clinic, just to be sure. I must admit … Read More

Radiology & MRI in Switzerland

Stats, burdens, and innovation in the field In 2015, nearly 575’00 MRI exams were performed in Switzerland (>66/1’000 inhabitants) across 181 MRI machines distributed over 288 hospitals and specialized clinics. This analyses were all performed by radiologists, which accounted to … Read More