Expert Interview

 
 
  • Why Less Radiology May Be Better Radiology, Part 2 The primary cause of inappropriate use of imaging is nonclinical patient demand: people who don't really need a study such as an MRI for a minor complaint but ask for it anyway.
  • Why Less Radiology May Be Better Radiology At a time when technology is expanding options, and the excitement about and use of diagnostic imaging is increasing, radiologists may be losing their dominance of the field.
  • Costimulatory Modulators: An Interview With Rene R. Westhovens, MD, PhD In this expert interview, Rene R. Westhovens, MD, PhD, Professor at Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium, discuss recent data on costimulatory modulators as presented at EULAR 2007.
  • Latest Advances on Therapies Targeting the T-Cell Costimulatory Pathway What are the risks and benefits of T-cell targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis?
  • An Expert Interview With Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, FACC In this expert interview, Michael Farkouh, MD, MSc, FACC discuses the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular risks associated with COX-2 inhibitors.
  • An Expert Interview With Martin J. Bergman, MD, FACR, FACP Martin Bergman, MD, FACR, FACP, discusses the issues surrounding biologic therapy for RA and switching patients from one biologic therapy to another.
  • Diagnosing and Treating Fibromyalgia in a Patient With RA Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder of unknown etiology. In this expert interview, Daniel Clauw, MD, presents valuable insight into the current state of knowledge on this disease.
  • An Expert Interview With Arthur Kavanaugh, MD The study by Bongartz and colleagues found an increased risk for serious infections and malignancies with TNF inhibitors. Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, comments on this study and implications for practice.
  • Why Cardiologists STILL Don't Love MRI "The typical cardiologist who does cardiac cath and echo studies has almost no interest in incorporating MRI into the practice mix, mostly for financial reasons."
  • The Radiology Resident's Conundrum In some ways, Radiology residency is analogous to a prison term: At the end of your sentence it is wise not to start a prison riot -- because you may not get out.
  • CT Scanning and Cancer "If the pattern of overordering CT scans does not change, there will be legal suits from patients who can trace their cancers back to CT that will dwarf the tobacco lawsuits and settlements."
  • CT Scanning and Cancer Although patients have always had a right to know what was in store for them, it was in the interest of referring physicians and imagers to convey that an x-ray-based study was just another test....
  • Lupus: An Expert Interview With Stephen Paget, MD Stephen Paget, MD, Chief of Rheumatology at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses early diagnosis of lupus, its unique presentations, and the primary care-specialist partnership.
  • Molecular Imaging and the "New Radiology" Paradigm "Molecular imaging is geared to truly understanding the body. It's like sending little molecular spies into the body so they can live in the environment of molecules."
  • How MRA Finally Replaced Conventional Angiography "Once the MRI machines were able to cut acquisition times down to a breath-hold, it became painfully clear that gadolinium was really the only way to image the abdominal aorta and renal arteries."
  • Cardiac MRI: Use It or Lose It -- to Cardiologists "Cardiac MRI is an especially powerful technique. At the most basic level the measurement of cardiac function by MRI is considered to be the gold standard technique compared to other imaging methods."
  • CT for Specialty Physicians, Expert Interview, Dr. Fishman An example of teamwork is the work I did with an oncologist surgeon on pancreatic cancer cases. . . . The key was our strong, symbiotic relationship.
  • Treatment for Gout: An Expert Interview With Kenneth G. Saag, MD Helen Fosam, PhD, Medscape Rheumatology, interviewed Kenneth G. Saag, MD, on the recent advances for treating patients with gout.
  • Biologic Therapies: Expert Interview With Stanley Cohen, MD Helen Fosam, PhD, Medscape Rheumatology, interviewed Stanley Cohen, MD, on the current challenges and future direction in treating adults and children with RA.