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Pearls and Pitfalls in Musculoskeletal Teleradiology Reporting

presented by Dr David Silver

Everlearning Radiology Webinar - Pearls and Pitfalls in Musculoskeletal Teleradiology Reporting

AIRED | Wednesday 27th January 2021

This EverLearning Lecture is hosted by Dr David Silver, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust and Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

Key Learning Objectives

  • To recognise the key differences between reporting remotely in Teleradiology and within a Hospital face to face environment and the challenges this presents
  • To provide reports that reflect the professional and clinical role of the referrer and be aware this may be very different to traditional hospital based practice.
  • Be aware of different sequences in MRI you may not be familiar with and check image labelling carefully – is there a contrast study not readily conspicuous?
  • Learn from Peer Review – this is a huge asset of Teleradiology
    Build a network – the system allows a second opinion – please ask!
    Don’t fit the report to the suspected diagnosis!
  • If you are not sure then do not report rather than issue a long an uninformative defensive style report.
    Template reporting can help and hinder
  • ‘Covid Protocols’ – don’t be afraid to not report if minimalistic imaging is provided –remember each study is a Patient…..
  • Specific examples in MSK to focus on pearls and piftfalls

If you are a Radiologist, Radiographer or Sonographer you will receive 1 CPD point for watching this educational webinar, in accordance with the CPD schemes of the RCR and RANZCR. Your CPD certificate will be issued within one month of viewing. Please declare your profession in the form, and check your other details are accurate, to ensure you are issued with the correct certificate.*.


Dr David Silver

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Dr David Silver FRCR FRCP

Dr David Silver studied Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and after gaining MRCP trained in Bristol in Radiology before undertaking a Fellowship in Brisbane. He has been a Consultant in Exeter since 1997 and has established a comprehensive MSK diagnostic and interventional service in association with the renowned Orthopaedic centre being one of the first NHS services to introduce MSK ultrasound and guided injections.

He developed one of the first NHS centres for Shockwave therapy and has been a Specialist Adviser to NICE for over 16 years.
He has been an Executive Officer, Secretary and recently President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists and has advised the Department of Health on imaging issues including the 18 weeks pathway and been a member of the National Imaging Board.
He was a member of the Imaging Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and was a volunteer at the games providing MSK imaging and intervention.

He has provided specialist imaging and interventional advice for Exeter City Football Club and Somerset Cricket Club for many years.

He has published 19 peer reviewed articles and has contributed to textbooks on Hip Arthroplasty and management of patients with Sarcoma. Currently Co-Author of a textbook on Ultrasound Guided Pain Management Procedures and Editor of the 6TH Edition of Injecting With Confidence – a popular guide for GPs and allied health care practitioners undertaking soft tissue injections.

He has reported for Teleradiology companies for 15 years and has considerable experience in this area of growing Radiology practice.