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Adding Value
Value-based care has created a need for radiologists to rethink their roles. While image interpretation remains a radiologist’s core contribution, many are finding other ways to add value to patient care.

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By Ashok Madan, MD, PhD, and Robert Saul, MD
A 72-year-old white man with a past medical history of well-controlled hypertension, hyperlipidemia, corneal transplant, and renal stones presented to an ophthalmology clinic for a routine visit. The patient’s granddaughter and wife had noticed inward rotation of the left eyeball. He complained of mild sinus pressure but wasn’t experiencing headache, nausea, or vomiting. Continue reading»
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