Removing patients’ misconceptions about radiology

Aug 22, 2021 Radiology Updates

Some patients have little understanding of the role of the radiologist or how it differs from the technologist. 

Belgian imaging providers have developed a novel animated video, explaining radiologists’ work and what to expect during their visit. Testing the intervention on almost 300 patients, researchers made marked progress in boosting patients’ familiarity with the profession.

The content also helped to moderate expectations, reduce anxiety and improve the overall patient experience.

This communication method has proven to be easy to understand, practical, and leads to a better patient waiting experience while decreasing anxiety according to the team.

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