Thanks, David! This is terrific!
Throughout US Academic radiology, we are discovering (and inventing) a "new normal," with major changes in the day-to-day operations, including new divisions of labor (e.g., on-site teaching physicians with remote-reading radiologists backing up the clinical services, etc.). Not all of our experiments have panned out but I think most of it has been for the better, and will likely continue once the acute COVID crisis is behind us.
I also noted increasing use of telemedicine, etc., in other specialties as well. So many creative solutions have been deployed, and we are trying to think of creative ways in Radiology to support them. For example, Dr. Mosher (SIDM Board Member) has envisioned mobile community "M*A*S*H-unit" type imaging for patients, similar to our COVID tent-screening x-ray outposts, which could be rapidly set-up, taken down and moved to various convenient community locations during the week, in order to facilitate patients safely getting their outpatient x-rays ahead of their telemedicine appointments, for example.
All the best,
Michael A. Bruno, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.R. Professor of Radiology & Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality & Patient Safety
Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center ( (717) 531-8703 | 6 (717) 531-5737