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This month we speak to Dr Fiona Pathiraja, Founder & Managing Director at the venture capital investing firm Crista Galli Ventures and former Radiology Consultant at University College London Hospital. She tells us about her fascinating career journey encompassing radiology, public health, management consulting and health tech investing with stints at UCL, London Business School and Harvard. We discuss the challenges of leaving medicine, the exciting companies she is investing in and her experience as a female of Asian descent within the world of private investing.
In this episode explore 3D printing in radiology with one of the leading experts in the field, Dr Leonid Chepelev, Cardiothoracic Radiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. In 2018 Dr Chepelev was lead author on the RSNA Special Interest Group paper outlining the clinical applications of medical 3D printing. We discuss the current and future use cases of the technology, how radiologists add value to the process and the challenges of setting up a 3D printing practice. 
In this episode we speak to Jade Scott-Blagrove, Founder of the Widening Participations Medics Network and Co-Founder RadReach, an RCR collaboration aimed at increasing access to radiology to individuals from under-represented groups. She tells us about her own life experiences that motivate her, gives her assessment on the current state of diversity in radiology and explains the tangible steps her and the RCR are taking to make radiology as inclusive as possible.
In this episode, named after an article written by Dr Brady in 2021, we discuss how the changing nature of radiologist work is having the paradoxical effect of making us less visible to our clinical colleagues and patients, at a time when radiology has never been more integral to patient care. Dr Brady also introduces the concept of value based radiology and explains why we need to shift the emphasis from volume to value of outputs.
This month we have the 3rd instalment of our fellowship series as we speak to Dr Rosalind Williamson, Paediatric Radiology Consultant at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, who in 2020 spent a year at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia. We discuss the quirks of Paediatric Radiology, how she faired on her fellowship and surviving Melbourne's hardcore lockdown measures. 
In this episode we speak to Dr Eric Gantwerker, who is a Paediatric ENT doctor from the US and Medical Director at Level Ex, a company who specialise in making (actual fun) educational video games for doctors. He explains the educational theory that backs up the use of gaming for education, runs us through their current games, gives us a sneak peak into their upcoming Radiology offerings and tells us what the future has in store for medical education. Will we all be learning in the metaverse? Does anyone actually know what that means???...
In this episode we chat to Dr Koshy Jacob, the man behind Revise Radiology, the most well known platform for FRCR exams preparation. We discuss the origins of Revise Radiology and the keys to success in radiology exams. He also tells about his unique career choices that have maximised freedom and autonomy including leaving the NHS to do teleradiology and pursue other interests such as property investing. Timestamp: 00:00 Introduction, 2:55 Exams and Revise Radiology, 24:55 Leaving NHS/Teleradiology, 44:00 property investing and pension, 1:01:19 final career advice
This month Jamie and Uzoma catch-up on what they've been up to since finishing training. Jamie discusses introducing pioneering new services and avoiding the reg room as a new MSK consultant at Arrowe Park Hospital and Uzoma discusses readjusting to London life as a Head and Neck Fellow at Guys & St Thomas Hospital London and how he got on at RSNA.
In this episode we speak to Dan McSweeney, President at TeraRecon, an industry leader in medical imaging and #1 by market share in Radiology Advanced Visualisation. We discuss how AI could help to tackle radiologist burnout, the steady path to clinical AI adoption and how the technology can be delivered equitably around the world.
In this snap pod we run through this years recruitment process covering both Rounds 1 and Round 4 (confusing, we know), give our tips for success and explain how our Clinical Radiology Applications Course could help you get that precious number!
This month we have the 2nd instalment of our fellowship series as we speak to Dr Jehan Ghany, MSK consultant at Royal Liverpool Hospital, who spent a year as an MSK Fellow at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia from 2018-2019. We discuss what makes MSK the best specialty (apparently), the fellowship application process, the dreaded USMLE and her day to day experience working within an American Radiology department.
In this episode we speak to Professor Iain Lyburn, an Academic Breast Radiologist in Gloucestershire who is involved in clincial trials with Micrima, a medical tech company developing novel radio-wave imaging for breast cancer. We discuss the image problem in breast radiology; personalised breast screening; Micrima's MARIA system; research and entrepreneurship in radiology, AI and even have time to tackle the global threat of autonomous weapons! To find out more about Micrima's exciting work visit: https://www.micrima.com/
This month we're in celebration mode as we (Jamie and Uzoma - sorry Muhammad) have finally completed training. To mark the occasion we're releasing a rambles episode where we recap on the last 5 years as registrars, give our top tips for the trainees of the present and future️, discuss post CCT life and consider what the future has in store for RadCast.
In this episode we speak to Dr Paul McCoubrie, Radiology Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust, about his brilliant new book 'The Rules of Radiology', which is the culmination of a popular long running series that he has been releasing on a personal blog since 2013. Paul tells us about the inspiration behind the book and we pick his brains on the rationale behind some of our favourite rules ranging from the hilarious "Never offer to eat your pants", to the controversial "Never measure anything". This book for should be standard issue for all new radiologists....if you're a serial rule breaker, this episode comes with a trigger warning!
In this episode we speak to Dr Sam Dumonteil and Dr Amy Davis, two of the co-founders of Hexarad, a teleradiology company set up by a group of radiologists who met as registrars on the St George's training scheme. They tell us about the proprietary tech systems that give them a competitive advantage and how they have become the most peer referred teleradiology company through really prioritising the health and well-being of their reporters, even sending everyone a monthly box of healthy snacks! As all of the Hexarad co-founders have "portfolio careers", we also discuss entrepreneurship in Radiology more generally. Please note that the Hexarad scholarship mentioned in this episode has now closed but will re-open next year.
This month we kick off our fellowship review series with Dr Flavius Parvulescu, first year IR consultant at Royal Liverpool Hospital, who spent a year as an IR Clinical Fellow at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto from 2019-2020. We discuss his rationale for doing the fellowship, the application process (which begins two years in advance!), and his day to day experience within a Canadian IR department. We also discuss important lifestyle considerations such as the relatively modest fellow's salary and how he managed to make this work while bringing his wife and two pre-school aged kids along with him! A must listen for anyone considering doing an IR fellowship abroad. If anyone would like any more advice on applying for a Canadian IR fellowship, you can contact Flavius directly by email at flavius.parvulescu@gmail.com or on twitter @FIavius_P
In this special extended edition of RadCast we speak to Dr Jeanette Dickson, consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre & President of the Royal College of Radiologists. In a wide ranging interview we discuss the shared roots of radiology and clinical oncology; her experience leading the College's COVID response (including how to COVID proof exams); the workforce crisis; diversity in the workforce, mental health and much more. Keep a listen out for some "RadCast exclusives" including the RCRs long overdue appointment of a public relations person to push agenda for radiology and clinical oncology to the media and politicians.
In this episode we chat to Ward Detwiler, President and CEO of Spin Tech, an MRI technology company specialising in advanced neuroimaging. He discusses several of the groups projects trying to realise the true potential of MRI including their flagship STAGE protocol which provides super-fast comprehensive brain imaging complete with quantitative analysis of biomarkers that has the potential to be used for anything from diagnosis of traumatic brain injury to movement disorders.
In this episode we chat to Dr Elizabeth Joekes who is a Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Tropical and Infectious Diseases and Co-Founder of the charity Worldwide Radiology. She shares experiences from her eventful career which has taken her from IR in the Netherlands, to Head of a radiology department in Ghana and now the Liverpool School of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Liverpool.  She also tells us about her charity, Worldwide Radiology, and the great work they are doing bringing radiology services and education to resource poor countries. Worldwide Radiology are actively recruiting a broad range of volunteers from radiologists and radiographers to sonographers and biomedical engineers. to find out how you can get involved visit: https://www.worldwideradiology.org/
2021 Clinical Radiology recruitment is now open, so we run through the key dates for your diary, including major COVID related modifications. We also tell you the RadCast Clinical Radiology Application Course (CRAC) and why we feel it is the best course out there to help you secure a number. Check out the course at https://www.radcast.co.uk/courses/CRAC. This episode is sponsored by Mcqbank who we strongly recommend for SRA prep for this year. Use the discount code radcast6m for a 10% discount on a 6 month subscription.
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