Cardiology and Radiology: working together

In hospitals, different departments can be quite isolated, even if they are in the same building. In healthcare (or any industry for that matter), this can make it hard for patients to receive care that needs different specialists, such as when providing MRI scans for pacemaker patients.

Radiologists and Cardiologists have recognised this barrier and so in January 2018 the British Heart Rhythm society announced for the first time that cardiology services across the UK will support radiology departments to help patients with cardiac devices undertake MRI scans. This is really ground breaking, and an example of how in healthcare we need to break down silos to improve patient care.

This will raise the profile in the cardiology community and hopefully encourage teams to work together at every major hospital.

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