Basic Neuroradiology – Chapter 2 – Follow up on your patients

It’s critically important to learn from the studies you read by following up on the outcomes. This is how you continually improve as a radiologist. Your referring colleagues will have direct access to the patients and better history than you. In this way, they can get very good at imaging as well. You, as a radiologist, need to offer value to them, and to make that happen you need to continually improve.

The best way to facilitate this is to keep a list of patients that you need to follow-up on. It can take weeks to months to get useful follow-up, so develop a system by which you can remember when to follow up.

The level of this lecture is appropriate for medical students, junior residents, and trainees in other specialties who have an interest in basic concepts of neuroradiology.