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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 Heather J. Wichman, MD, and Venkataramu Krishnamurthy, MBBS
A 75-year-old man presented to our emergency department with a complicated medical history, including atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and chronic pancreatitis. His chief complaint was shortness of breath and dizziness. Initial laboratory findings were significant for a low hemoglobin level (7.5 mg/dL). Continue reading»
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