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  • Radiology Predictions

    Posted by maulik78 on September 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Maybe this is nothing new but:
     
    1) I work in a small community hospital. In the past year we hired a 55 yr old neuroradiologisy and a 49 yr old interventional radiologist. We also had several other CV’s sent to us from “older radiologists”. all of them were looking for a slower pace, getting away from the tough night and weekend work and were tired of the 1000+ bed hospitals. I think there will be more and more good and well trained older radiologists moving to the smaller hospitals and getting away from the high volume demanding schedules of the trauma center and multi hospital centers
     
    2) There has been a trend of VIR groups separating from their radiology groups to form their own groups, join vascular surgeons and join cardiologists. They want to keep interpreting the CT, US and MR’s done on the patients that they do procedures on. In the future the turf battles will not be with cardiologists or orthos surgeons but with other radiologists within the same institution
    Group A splits into: A) group VIR B
                               B)Imaging group C …………………….and they fight for imaging sudies.
     
    Group VIR B joins the Cardiologists and wants to do all the cardiac imaging nukes, US, MR, CTA
    Imaging group C very angry.

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  • lisbef3_453

    Member
    September 16, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Regarding #1, are these older guys moving from within your local market, or from different parts of the country?

    I’ve heard of talk of IR carve out, but have never seen it. I doubt the cardios would feel a need to bring IR in, unless to scut them.

  • anetteheese_704

    Member
    September 16, 2008 at 7:44 am

    ORIGINAL: FunMed

    Group VIR B joins the Cardiologists and wants to do all the cardiac imaging nukes, US, MR, CTA
    Imaging group C very angry.

    I’m not sure what the trend is nationally, but in my town the largest hospital system just acquired the largest cardiology practice in the region, so I don’t think we’ll see your prediction happening here, unless the hospital snaps up the radiologist group as well….

    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      September 16, 2008 at 8:25 am

      We see alot more interest in OP jobs then in small rural hospital’s—I suspect the lack of call has laot to do with it.

      • maulik78

        Member
        September 16, 2008 at 10:50 am

        #1 The older people are coming from other states.
             All coming from 1000+ bed hospitals
         
        #2 It is just a prediction. We will see in 6-12 months.

        • Donpacini77_632

          Member
          September 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

          Nothing magic about this phenomenon.  It’s called burnout/midlife crisis.  A slower pace of life with little/no call seem much more attractive to those of us closer to retirement than residency.

        • Donpacini77_632

          Member
          September 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

          And as for the VIR issue, I just don’t see it unless, as alluded to earlier, the radiologist is hired to do the scut work and/or teach the surgeon or cardiologist until no longer needed.

          • Unknown Member

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            May 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

            Quote from K Edge

            And as for the VIR issue, I just don’t see it unless, as alluded to earlier, the radiologist is hired to do the scut work and/or teach the surgeon or cardiologist until no longer needed.

            IR is the new bit.ch in hospital. Everybody dumps everything that they want on IR.