Subspecialty Radiology Groups: How to Choose the Best Fit for Your Practice
May 15, 2012
Subspecialty radiology expertise can be a very valuable addition to a practice. If you’re looking for a subspecialty radiology group, learn how to find the best fit for you.
Credentials aren’t everything
We won’t dispute the value of well-educated physicians from top programs. However, picking the right group is more than just looking at the education of a few select radiologists. If those radiologists are not the ones actually reading your studies, their education doesn’t do you – or your patients – very much good. Make sure you understand exactly which radiologists will be reading your studies and that their subspecialty expertise lines up with the individual needs of your practice.
But credentials are still pretty important
We know you know this, but we’re going to say it anyway. For a subspecialty radiology group, Fellowship training in a particular area at a fairly renowned program is important. ACR accreditation for a particular area of expertise is a big plus, but shouldn’t be a requirement. A Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a great enhancement but not a good gauge of a radiologist’s overall practical experience.