What does it take to be a subspecialty radiology expert?
To be a true sub-specialist, a radiologist needs to combine academics and training with experience in reading a high volume of cases in a narrow area of expertise. Certain areas of subspecialty expertise are eligible for a certification of added qualifications (CAQ). Advanced training, however, also needs to be coupled with experience. What are the benefits of an interpretation by a true musculoskeletal radiology expert?
- An accurate, decisive, and directive diagnosis.
- Improved protocols and surgical outcomes.
- Improved patient care and lower malpractice risk.
- Maintains a higher level of quality and consistency across interpretations.