The Federal Government and the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) have teamed up to create an online radiology health resource called InsideRadiology.
The aim of this website is to inform Australians about radiology. This includes providing reliable and consistent medical imaging information for health professionals to refer to their patients.
Health professionals will be able to read about specific professional recommendations such as indications, contra-indications, post procedural care and alternative tests.
As well as health professionals, the website is also there for everyday consumers to learn more about radiology and to provide up-to-date information on commonly used imaging procedures.
Their focus on detailed content and straightforward navigation has paid off by attracting over 50,000 visits per month.
All content found on the website is written by expert radiologists and other health specialists to provide accurate and credible information, while a group of professional consumer writers edit the content to make it easier for everyone to understand.
They have also directed their focus towards creating a new relationship between referrers and consumers. With Dr Google providing patients with inaccurate information, this site helps patients comprehend what the doctor is saying in face-to-face consultations.
InsideRadiology outlines not only the benefits of radiology procedures, but also the risks for each procedure which many other sites purposely leave out.
Several new topics have been developed for the website such as content regarding men’s health – MRI of the Prostate, Nuclear Medicine and Screening Mammography. These topics were published because of demands from a consumer, which prompted the team to provide a response based on advice given by health professionals.
The content available on the website is constantly being developed with a number of important topics currently being written. This includes the review of Radiation Risk of Medical Imaging for Adults and Children.
The team behind the InsideRadiology website is dedicated to providing the most reliable and current radiology information to help health experts and patients understand the benefits and risks of radiology procedures.
Their aim is to stop people from using Google as their main resource and direct them to a credible radiology website.
Published: 26 Aug 2013