ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM21 - Tools for Radiologists and Social Media

May 16, 2016 10:00am ‐ May 16, 2016 12:00pm


The purpose of the session is to inform radiologists about how the emerging technology computer-assisted reporting/decision support will fit into their practice. The mechanics of the content authoring process will be discussed, together with how the developed content will appear to the practicing radiologist at their point of care. The regulatory and legal ramifications and benefits of deploying this technology will be considered from the points of view of individual radiologists, practices, and the specialty as a whole. Finally, the course will then describe how these assisted reporting/decision support tools can help radiology practices provide lower variability, higher quality service to providers and support population health initiatives. The emphasis will be on 'basic' (as opposed to specific clinical knowledge), and attempt to help radiologists understand the benefits and challenges of bringing this new technology to bear in their practice. The second part of the session will introduce contemporary social media tools and platforms that can be used for personal social media use that can enhance your existing online presence. Specifically, new tools for posting medical images (Figure 1), sharing video, and live-streaming content (Periscope) on social media networks will be described and discussed. This session aims to build upon basic knowledge of traditional social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the mechanics of available technologies for computer-assisted reporting/decision support for radiologists.
  2. Assess the challenges and benefits of deploying computer-assisted reporting/decision support technology in practice.
  3. Successfully post video to existing online social media platforms.
  4. Recognize how to live-stream content to a social media website.


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  • Tarik Alkasab: Consultant-Radiology Consulting Group

  • C. Matthew Hawkins: None

  • Zachary Bercu: None

  • H. Benjamin Harvey: None

  • Jenny Hoang: None

  • Pari Pandharipande: Research Grants-Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

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