By Dr. Neelam Dugar, AuntMinnieEurope.com columnist
Easy digital access to a patient’s electronically stored records, as well as the face-to-face dialogue with front-line doctors, has created proactive, patient-involved, clinical radiologists. In the U.K., for instance, this phenomenon started with the treatment of cancer patients. The transformation began to occur with multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) for cancer care, and it has changed the practice of radiologists. Radiologists have come out of their darkrooms to work on the front line, making decisions on patient management at these meetings.