The perils of the "remote" radiologist

Lizbeth M Kenny and Fiona Pacey
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb00061.x
Published online: 5 December 2005

Professional discourtesy to radiologists does not enhance patient care

In this issue of the Journal, Nuttall describes some interactions between radiologists and their colleagues which suggest professional discourtesy.1 We do not know the individual circumstances of these, but we do know that collaboration, communication and courtesy are critical aspects of professionalism that will help to promote the quality use of diagnostic imaging. The patient and all other professionals involved are direct beneficiaries of such good conduct.

  • Lizbeth M Kenny1
  • Fiona Pacey2

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Sydney, NSW.


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