RadCastDec 04, 2020
Advocating for Doctors: The PA Debate, Running for RCR President and more with Dr David Little
AI Adoption in Radiology: Looking Beyond the Hype with Dr Dan Fascia (Chair of RCR Informatics Committee)
This month we chat to Dr Dan Fascia who is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Regional Clinical Director of the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative and Chair of the RCR Informatics Committee. We discuss the ideal tech set-up for radiologists, the current state of AI adoption in the NHS and beyond with tools like Chat GPT. We also discuss his various entrepreneurial/educational ventures including Pacsbin and Radiology Masters.
Exploring IR Opportunities Overseas with Dr Rahil Kassamali
This month we chat to Dr Rahil Kassamali, a British Interventional Radiologist who in 2020 quit the NHS and took up a post at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. IR is often neglected in discussions around Radiologists working abroad so he gives us a great insight into how made the switch and whether he would recommend it to others. His experience of working in a public healthcare system in Qatar also provides an interesting contrast to our episode 52 guest, Umi's, experience of working in private healthcare in Dubai.
A Double-Edged Sword: Exploring the Impact of Incorrect AI Results on Radiologists Performance with Dr Michael Bernstein
In this episode we speak to Dr Michael Bernstein who is an Experimental Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic imaging at Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA. Along with team at the Brown Radiology Human Factors Lab, he conducted a fascinating study that reveals how radiologists have a tendency to follow AI prompts, even when they are incorrect. We discuss the implications of this for patient care as clinical AI adoption increases, and what can be done to mitigate this phenomenon. Check out the full study here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00330-023-09747-1
RadCast Rambles (Strikes, Appraisals & Roentgen Prize Hiccups...)
This month we catch up to discuss how Uzi is dealing with the strikes in the UK, the joys of the consultant appraisal process and overcoming setbacks after the unforeseen technical issues that affected the RadCast Roentgen Prize last month.
When Research Hits the Headlines: Radiomics and Lung Cancer with Dr Benjamin Hunter
In this episode we speak to Dr Benjamin Hunter, a Clinical Oncologist and PhD student at Imperial College London. He is part of a research team at the Marsden who recently made headline news for their work on using radiomics and AI to detect lung cancer. We discuss the research behind the headlines and the implications of research being picked up by the media, both positive and negative.
Check out the Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/apr/30/artificial-intelligence-tool-identify-cancer-ai
Interventional Oncology: The 4th Pillar of Cancer Care with Dr Jim Zhong (Academic IR Trainee)
In this episode we speak to Dr Jim Zhong who is an Academic Interventional Radiology Trainee in Leeds, currently completing a Cancer Research UK funded PhD in Prostate Cancer reirradiation techniques. He gives us an overview about the rapidly evolving field of Interventional Oncology and its potential to revolutionize cancer therapy. We also discuss his life as an academic interventional radiology trainee and the importance of conducting more high level research in IO to generate evidence to justify its use in the face of competition from other more established cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The Retired Radiologist, with Dr John Curtis
In this episode we catch up with Dr John Curtis, our very first guest on the podcast back in 2018, who recently retired from his position as Radiology consultant at Aintree University Hospital. He tells us how he is spending post retirement life, the highlights from his career, gives some top tips for new consultants (see full list below) and also gives us some exclusive news on a potential return...
Advice to new consultants - By Dr John Curtis
1. Under-promise, overdeliver
2. Seek a trustworthy, emotionally intelligent mentor
3. Don’t be afraid to declare your limitations - ask colleagues, radiographers and even trainees!
4. Don’t take on too much, too soon
5. Do what you like, like what you do
6. Develop strong relationships with your clinical colleagues. It is often these colleagues who know your true worth.
7. Teach the trainees – they will never forget the time and expertise you give them (this also applies to clinical colleagues). “Medical Education = saving lives in slow motion”
8. Never compromise on your standards and if asked for a “quick” opinion always provide that opinion as if you are issuing a formal report.
9. Have a list of colleagues (not necessarily within your own department) who will listen to you, keep matters confidential, offer sound advice in cases of conflict, doubts, confidence and for 2nd opinions. These colleagues can be specialty specific radiologists, any radiologist, clinicians or colleagues outside your Trust
10. Be kind to others and to yourself
11. Enjoy your job
Building a Teleradiology Community Abroad with Hexarad
RadCast Rambles: Jamie is Leaving!!!
The Radiopaedia Story: From Revision Notes to the Radiology Reference, with Professor Frank Gaillard
From the West Midlands to Dubai - A Radiologists Experience, with Dr Umair Janjua
In this episode we speak to Dr Umair (Umi) Janjua, a UK Radiologist born and bred who swapped his consultant job in the UK for private medicine in Dubai. He gives us a comprehensive review of his unique experience there from the working conditions (the good and the bad), the social life, the lucrative package and whether he would recommend the switch to others.
Error & Litigation in Radiology with Majid Hassan (Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Capsticks Solicitors)
In this episode we cover the anxiety inducing topic of litigation in radiology with Majid Hassan who leads the medical malpractice division at Capsticks Solicitors. We discuss why some errors end up in court and others don't, defending radiologists in court, the role of medical experts, whether society is becoming more litigious and much more!
Sit Down With The New RCR President, Dr Katharine Halliday
In this episode we speak to the new RCR President Dr Katharine Halliday and get her outlook on the opportunities and challenges facing the colleges during her coming tenure including AI, radiology networks, workforce and the relationship between IR & DR. We also discuss the influential Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) report in Radiology, which she lead, and how she intends to implement the recommendations. We debrief on the inaugural RCR Global Congress in Dubai - was it a success and do they intend to do more?
Post Mortem Imaging with Dr Peter Kralt & Dr Lenetta Boyce (Forensic Radiologists at iGene)
RadCast Rambles (Imaging at Commonwealth Games + End of Fellowship & 1st Year Cons Reflection)
Jamie has just finished his first year as a consultant and I've just finished my Fellowship at Guy's so we both reflect on our experiences over the last year and Jamie gives me some tips for my upcoming consultant job. I also recount my experience of going through the consultant interview process and Jamie discusses his recent stint working as a Radiologist at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Taking the Leap - From Radiology to Venture Capital with Dr Fiona Pathiraja (Founder & Managing Partner of Crista Galli Ventures)
This month we speak to Dr Fiona Pathiraja, Founder & Managing Director at the venture capital investing firm Crista Galli Ventures and former Radiology Consultant at University College London Hospital. She tells us about her fascinating career journey encompassing radiology, public health, management consulting and health tech investing with stints at UCL, London Business School and Harvard. We discuss the challenges of leaving medicine, the exciting companies she is investing in and her experience as a female of Asian descent within the world of private investing.
Bringing Images to Life: The Role of Radiologists in 3D Printing with Dr Leonid Chepelev
In this episode explore 3D printing in radiology with one of the leading experts in the field, Dr Leonid Chepelev, Cardiothoracic Radiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. In 2018 Dr Chepelev was lead author on the RSNA Special Interest Group paper outlining the clinical applications of medical 3D printing. We discuss the current and future use cases of the technology, how radiologists add value to the process and the challenges of setting up a 3D printing practice.
Widening Participation in Medicine and Radiology with Dr Jade Scott-Blagrove (Co-Founder of Radreach)
In this episode we speak to Jade Scott-Blagrove, Founder of the Widening Participations Medics Network and Co-Founder RadReach, an RCR collaboration aimed at increasing access to radiology to individuals from under-represented groups. She tells us about her own life experiences that motivate her, gives her assessment on the current state of diversity in radiology and explains the tangible steps her and the RCR are taking to make radiology as inclusive as possible.
The Vanishing Radiologist with Dr Adrian Brady (European Society of Radiology 1st Vice President)
In this episode, named after an article written by Dr Brady in 2021, we discuss how the changing nature of radiologist work is having the paradoxical effect of making us less visible to our clinical colleagues and patients, at a time when radiology has never been more integral to patient care. Dr Brady also introduces the concept of value based radiology and explains why we need to shift the emphasis from volume to value of outputs.
RadCast Episode 43 - RadCast Fellowship Review Series: Paediatric Radiology in Australia with Dr Rosalind Williamson (Fellow at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne in 2020)
This month we have the 3rd instalment of our fellowship series as we speak to Dr Rosalind Williamson, Paediatric Radiology Consultant at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, who in 2020 spent a year at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia. We discuss the quirks of Paediatric Radiology, how she faired on her fellowship and surviving Melbourne's hardcore lockdown measures.
The Gamification of Medical Education with Dr Eric Gantwerker, Medical Director at Level Ex.
In this episode we speak to Dr Eric Gantwerker, who is a Paediatric ENT doctor from the US and Medical Director at Level Ex, a company who specialise in making (actual fun) educational video games for doctors. He explains the educational theory that backs up the use of gaming for education, runs us through their current games, gives us a sneak peak into their upcoming Radiology offerings and tells us what the future has in store for medical education. Will we all be learning in the metaverse? Does anyone actually know what that means???...
From Revise Radiology, To Teleradiology and Property Investing - A Portfolio Career In Radiology with Dr Koshy Jacob
Post CCT Catch-up Rambles: Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?
Tackling burnout with AI with Dan McSweeney, President at TeraRecon Inc.
RadCast 2022 Radiology Recruitment Round-up
RadCast Fellowship Review Series Ep 2: MSK Fellowship in USA with Dr Jehan Ghany (MSK Fellow at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia 2018/19)
This month we have the 2nd instalment of our fellowship series as we speak to Dr Jehan Ghany, MSK consultant at Royal Liverpool Hospital, who spent a year as an MSK Fellow at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia from 2018-2019. We discuss what makes MSK the best specialty (apparently), the fellowship application process, the dreaded USMLE and her day to day experience working within an American Radiology department.
Breast Imaging: Past, Present And Future with Micrima & Professor Iain Lyburn (Academic Breast Radiologist)
In this episode we speak to Professor Iain Lyburn, an Academic Breast Radiologist in Gloucestershire who is involved in clincial trials with Micrima, a medical tech company developing novel radio-wave imaging for breast cancer. We discuss the image problem in breast radiology; personalised breast screening; Micrima's MARIA system; research and entrepreneurship in radiology, AI and even have time to tackle the global threat of autonomous weapons! To find out more about Micrima's exciting work visit: https://www.micrima.com/
End of Training Rambles
This month we're in celebration mode as we (Jamie and Uzoma - sorry Muhammad) have finally completed training. To mark the occasion we're releasing a rambles episode where we recap on the last 5 years as registrars, give our top tips for the trainees of the present and future️, discuss post CCT life and consider what the future has in store for RadCast.
The Rules of Radiology with Dr Paul McCoubrie
Teleradiology for Radiologists by Radiologists with Hexarad Co-Founders Dr Sam Dumonteil & Dr Amy Davis
In this episode we speak to Dr Sam Dumonteil and Dr Amy Davis, two of the co-founders of Hexarad, a teleradiology company set up by a group of radiologists who met as registrars on the St George's training scheme. They tell us about the proprietary tech systems that give them a competitive advantage and how they have become the most peer referred teleradiology company through really prioritising the health and well-being of their reporters, even sending everyone a monthly box of healthy snacks! As all of the Hexarad co-founders have "portfolio careers", we also discuss entrepreneurship in Radiology more generally. Please note that the Hexarad scholarship mentioned in this episode has now closed but will re-open next year.
RadCast Fellowship Review Series Ep 1: Interventional Radiology in Canada with Dr Flavius Parvulescu (IR Fellow at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto 2019/20)
The State of the Specialty with RCR President Dr Jeanette Dickson
Precision MRI - A glimpse into the future with Ward Detwiler, President & CEO of Spintech
Humanitarian Work & Radiology - Bridging the Gap with Dr Liz Joekes (Consultant Radiologist and Founder of WorldWide Radiology)
**Worldwide Radiology are running a fundraiser to support the delivery of Point of Care US training in Ghana. To find out more and donate, visit: https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900002MTxfOAAT** This ends on Tuesday 6th December 2022.
In this episode we chat to Dr Elizabeth Joekes who is a Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Tropical and Infectious Diseases and Co-Founder of the charity Worldwide Radiology. She shares experiences from her eventful career which has taken her from IR in the Netherlands, to Head of a radiology department in Ghana and now the Liverpool School of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Liverpool. She also tells us about her charity, Worldwide Radiology, and the great work they are doing bringing radiology services and education to resource poor countries. Worldwide Radiology are actively recruiting a broad range of volunteers from radiologists and radiographers to sonographers and biomedical engineers. to find out how you can get involved visit: https://www.worldwideradiology.org/
RadCast Clinical Radiology Application Course & 2021 Recruitment Tips
Academic Radiology with Academic Clinical Fellow, Dr Mat Elameer
In this episode we speak to Dr Mat Elameer, who is a radiology trainee in Newcastle with a keen interest in academia and who has recently completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF). He tells us about his positives experiences of the ACF and gives his insight into the ACF application process. We also discuss his Neuroradiology research interests; the difficult balancing act between research and clinical commitments, and why there are so few academic radiologists. Mat is happy to be contacted for queries on academic radiology/ACF at email@example.com
Interventional Radiology with Dr. Elika Kashef: Turf wars, female representation and much more...
AI in Clinical Practice with AIDOC CEO & Co-Founder Elad Walach
Transitioning from trainee to consultant with Dr James Hare and Dr Dina Hikmat
Uncovering the value of data w/ Dr Martin Willemink (Stanford Radiology AI Researcher and Co-Founder of Segmed)
Coronavirus Ramblings II (Redeployment Roulette)
Ramblings: Coronavirus Edition.
In this episode of RadCast we discuss the Coronavirus pandemic gripping the world. We consider the effect it is predicted to have on already stretched radiology services and the plans being put in place to tackle what the biggest public health emergency the UK has faced in a generation.
RadCast Ep 14: Dental Radiology with Dr Lee Feinberg
RadCast Ep 13: Trauma Radiology with Dr Elizabeth Dick
Radiology specialty application essentials with 2018 No.1 rank candidate Dr Omnya Ahmed
24hr Thrombectomy Postcode Lottery with Dr Richard Pullicino (Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist)
RadCast AME Edition Pt. 2 - Productivity, Errors, Conflict, Cohesion and more with Dr Giles Maskell (RCR President 2013-16)
RadCast AME Edition Pt. 1 - Elite Sports Imaging with Dr Gajan Rajeswaran
In this first Aunt Minnie Europe podcast recorded at UKIO 2019, we get a rare insight into world of elite sports imaging from Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Dr Gajan Rajeswaran. He tells us about the unique challenges and pressures of providing imaging services for Premier League football and rugby clubs and the added interpersonal skills that are essential in order to succeed in that environment. He also gives a little bit of advice for anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.