Sustainable, healthy and high-quality overnight radiology coverage

By Dr TN Hanna

Due to the central role of imaging in clinical diagnosis, there has been a growing emphasis on contemporaneous diagnostic radiology interpretations, particularly in the Emergency Department, where such reports may result in decreased length of stay [1, 2]. This trend has resulted in a gradual restructuring of radiology schedules to allow for evening and night coverage, an evolution which has corporate, societal, group, and individual radiology effects [3].

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