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Should Post-Processing Be Performed by the Radiologist?

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Post-processing of volumetric data sets lands in a fuzzy boundary between the technologist and the radiologist. Is this the role of the technologist as part of image preparation? Or is it the beginning of the diagnostic process by the radiologist? Technology advances in real-time server side rendering platforms is challenging the traditional role of expensive dedicated advanced visualizations workstations with dedicated personnel. Will this also challenge the role of a dedicated 3D post-processing technologist?

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Mezrich, R., Juluru, K. & Nagy, P. Should Post-Processing Be Performed by the Radiologist?. J Digit Imaging 24, 378–381 (2011).

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