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Social media for radiologists: an introduction

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Ranschaert, Erik R
van Ooijen, P M A
Lee, Simon
Parizel, P M
Published in Insights into Imaging. 2015, vol. 6, no. 6, p. 741-752
Abstract Social media, which can be defined as dynamic and interactive online communication forums, are becoming increasingly popular, not only for the general public but also for radiologists. In addition to assisting radiologists in finding useful profession-related information and interactive educational material in all kinds of formats, they can also contribute towards improving communication with peers, clinicians, and patients. The growing use of social networking in healthcare also has an impact on the visibility and engagement of radiologists in the online virtual community. Although many radiologists are already using social media, a large number of our colleagues are still unaware of the wide spectrum of useful information and interaction available via social media and of the added value these platforms can bring to daily practice. For many, the risk of mixing professional and private data by using social media creates a feeling of insecurity, which still keeps radiologists from using them. In this overview we aim to provide information on the potential benefits, challenges, and inherent risks of social media for radiologists. We will provide a summary of the different types of social media that can be of value for radiologists, including useful tips on how to use them safely and efficiently.
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PMID: 26395089
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Research group Groupe Ratib Osman (nouvelles techniques d'imagerie moléculaire) (819)
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RANSCHAERT, Erik R et al. Social media for radiologists: an introduction. In: Insights into Imaging, 2015, vol. 6, n° 6, p. 741-752. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:84094

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