Posted on Jan 16, 2019
As a former B reader, I remember dealing with the large and heavy envelopes filled with piles of X-Rays coming in the mail, wrestling the films out to figure out which was which, viewing on a lightbox, and hand filling out the forms to either mail or fax them back to the sender. Sometimes I would run out of forms and have to go copy some new ones. I knew there had to be a better, more efficient way of doing B reads in this day of digital imaging and teleradiology.
Most Chest X-Rays are now digital. So why not digitize the entire process? By allowing the sender to upload the scans to DocPanel, and by providing B readers with an online ILO Classification form, B reading can be done completely electronically. And as soon as it is done - the report is made immediately available to the client on-line! Welcome to 2019 and Happy New Year! To all those who would like a better way to manage this whole process. B reads shouldn't have to be a long and complicated process - and now they don't have to be.
By streamlining the B reading process, radiologists are able to spend more time on actual image interpretation. In addition to improving turn around time, this can also increase accuracy.
With DocPanel, B reads and reports are completed in 24-48 hours – often sooner! Even if you have to deal with films, we can still set things up online so you can efficiently report the cases and have the reports immediately available.
Ask DocPanel how you can make your B reading process smooth and efficient! (DocPanel also offers full coverage for CT scans etc. as needed, by subspecialists!)
About the Author:
Dr. Philip Templeton is the founder and chief medical officer of DocPanel. He has an extensive background in both academic medicine and entrepreneurial medicine. A graduate and valedictorian at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, he did his internship in Medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital. His radiology residency was at the University of Maryland, where he also served as Chief Resident. He undertook his Thoracic Radiology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Academic highlights include: Thoracic Radiology Section Chief at Johns Hopkins and subsequently at the University of Maryland; Consultant Radiologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology for ten years; and Radiology Professor and Chairman at the University of Maryland for ten years. His major academic interest was in the uses of CT and other technologies for examining thoracic pathology, with over 150 articles, book chapters, presentations, and exhibits on CT and MRI in the Thorax. He was a pioneer in the use of CT Fluoroscopy, lecturing and demonstrating CT Fluoro biopsy techniques nationally and internationally. He was also a pioneer in digital x-ray and the use of PACS and teleradiology.