A medical professional doesn’t just perform procedures, they also play an educational role in their patients’ care. By explaining different health concepts and conditions to their patients, they make it easier for them to make proper decisions in terms of their own health management. This may also include explaining the benefits of a new procedure, especially when it seems uncertain or frightening. Digital radiography is something you may need to prepare to communicate about, but there are some smart things you can explain.
One starting point you may want to make is how digital radiography makes things easier and quicker for everyone. A lot of this is on the end of the medical provider, but you don’t want to spend too long harping on that. Focus on what benefits patients, like the fact that they can have their procedures done and images analyzed faster. Also discuss the fact that better image quality means that you can better serve them as far as diagnosis goes.
You should also be prepared ahead of time to answer any concerns that arise. Radiation is generally one of the first things that pops up here. Digital radiography actually lowers radiation exposure, but many patients don’t know that, so you want to be prepared to communicate in a way that doesn’t talk down to them. The better you do at addressing fears, even unfounded ones, the more a patient will trust your guidance.As digital radiography gets more traction, you’re going to see more and more of your patient base potentially asking about it. In order to be the resource that they need, it’s important that you are able to discuss it, even if you’re only on the road to an upgrade. If you need support or are ready to take that next step, we are here and ready at ExamVue X-Ray Solutions. We can help you if you are in need of an upgrade or setting up brand-new equipment. We can also provide you with added support and protection through our 5-5-5 Coverage Program.