Navigation Links
New study indicates radiologists need standards to ensure optimal visual accuracy
Date:6/9/2009

Radiologists, like professional pilots for example, depend on good vision as part of their occupation. However, radiologists unlike pilots are not required to undergo regular vision testing. A new study found that approximately 50% of radiologists surveyed indicated they don't recall ever having their vision tested or it had been 24 months or longer since their last vision exam.

The study, performed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, included 48 radiologists who opted to undergo a brief survey before undergoing visual acuity testing. "Of the 48 participating radiologists, eight could not recall ever having their vision examined," said Nabile Safdar, MD, lead author of the study. "Fourteen of the participants reported that their last eye examinations were 24 months or more in the past. One radiologist even indicated that it had been 15 years since his last eye examination," said Dr. Safdar. The visual acuity of the participants at any given measurement ranged from 20/30 to 20/10.

"Physicians and patients depend on the ability of radiologists to accurately discriminate findings and render appropriate diagnoses based on these findings," he said.

"Although the variation we found in visual acuity among radiologists is unlikely to have an influence on clinical diagnostic performance, as radiologists, we may have a responsibility to our patients and ourselvesto make sure our vision is as good as possible. In the future, professional guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal visual accuracy," said Dr. Safdar.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Medifocus, Inc. receives Authorization Approval from Health Canada to launch its pivotal Phase III clinical study of focused microwave heating for treatment of breast cancer in Canada
2. Results From Phase 1 Clinical Study of PEG-PAL in PKU and Update on Phase 2 Clinical Study
3. Hospital Infection Prevention Resources Cut, Study Says
4. More Ontario children are getting diagnosed with diabetes: ICES study
5. Brain Imaging Study Confirms Cognizin(R) Citicoline Boosts Mental Function; to be Presented at International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference
6. Women underrepresented in cancer research, U-M study finds
7. Women under-represented in cancer research, U-M study finds
8. NEJM study points to new era in hepatitis C treatment
9. Avandia Attorney Says Study Based on Useless Trick Science
10. Loyola fellow receives Amgen grant to study treatments for older leukemia patients
11. New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive ... selected by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel ... in the world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. ... . The website is home to millions of unbiased and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The Incredible ... Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up to ... has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an ... that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The federal court overseeing thousands of ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 ... first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the ... finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & ... with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal ... exercise. 1 , Participants in the double-blind, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... back to the cancer communities in the cities visited ... Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering ... of cancer survivorship. The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center conducts ... the art of compassionate healthcare. , The Kenneth B. ...
... instances of Salmonella poisoning linked to a jalapeno pepper in Texas, ... sweating it out over the jalapeno crisis do not have to ... Resource reveals some fiery competition. , ... LENEXA, ...
... of articles and magazine covers talk about retirement, but the fact is ... By 2010, 58 million people--20% of the population--will be 50-64. ... survive and thrive in this challenging PreRetirement life stage? , ... (PRWEB) ...
... of Public Health Confirms Positive Review ... of DNA ... it received a formal letter from the California Department of Public,Health (CDPH) ... letter states that DNA Direct,s tests are,performed only with a physician order ...
... Inc. (Amex: ADK ), an Ohio based long ... refinancing of one of its nursing,homes in Ohio., ... single story nursing home,facility located in Greenfield, Ohio. Recently, ... of the art private bedrooms, along with a new,kitchen, ...
... Foundation to Provide Health Coverage Eligibility Screening and ... Application Assistance to Uninsured, ... wholly funded by WellPoint, Inc., has,awarded The CoverMe Foundation a ... in identifying and assisting uninsured persons,and families in finding and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News: No More Jalapenos? No Problemo! Salmonella-Free Alternatives : No More Jalapenos? No Problemo, yes Poblano! 2Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 2Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 3Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 4Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 5Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 6Health News:Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64 7Health News:DNA Direct Confirms It Is Operating in Compliance with California State Laboratory Law 2Health News:AdCare Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Refinancing of a Nursing Home in Ohio 2Health News:WellPoint Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The CoverMe Foundation 2Health News:WellPoint Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The CoverMe Foundation 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT), announced that ... of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is being conducted, has been ... S. Kovach , M.D., the founder and President of Lixte, ... at a single site. Accrual of patients, however, was slower ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved a share repurchase program. The ... $300 million of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. ... opportunities remain top priorities as we continue to pursue ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2
... DUBAI, UAE, February 8, 2012 In the ... diabetic; six countries in the MENA region are among the ... include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and ... accounting for 14 percent of its total health care expenditure ...
... 7, 2012  Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical ... a research and collaboration agreement with an unnamed ... Prometheus, proprietary oncology diagnostic platform (CEER) to develop ... The CEER arrays may ultimately be used in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Meeting of the Region's Top Diabetes Experts in Dubai this March 2Prometheus Signs Research & Collaboration Agreement with Leading Worldwide Pharmaceutical Company 2
... of the outstanding features of our Neomax ... Molding Technology. , This manufacturing process allows ... controls the bunching and irritation in the ... wearer. , ,Colors available: Blue, ...
... Flex™ might just be the world's most ... functional support, post-op/rehab support, or both, Flex ... new Accutrac™ ROM hinges control flexion and ... long-term durability while being heat-moldable to accommodate ...
... Donut is a neoprene alternative, constructed ... polyester Lycra Fabric that allows for ... provides for patellar control. Ideal for ... or irritations. Click here to view ...
... of the TROM provides the same easy ... as the full foam TROM, but is ... of use and versatility of the Cool ... following major ligament surgery, meniscal repairs, patella ...
Medicine Products: