Research Partners – Radiology Study

Research Partners – Radiology Study

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Research Partners – Radiology Study

The Objective of the Study

The primary objective of the study on behalf of our client, Research Partners for this study was to gather inputs from radiology physicists who are refining dose guideline for the vendor protocols to seek to identify the job steps and needs associated with this objective.

The duration of the discussion with the experts was about an hour with a sample size of 5 niche physicist residing in United States initially. However, with an increase in sample size, we finally closed the study with 7 successful completes.

Key Screening Points

  • The expert should be based out in United States and fall under the strict quota as follows: Physicist (PhD) – 1 from Hospital (Academic and Community Hospital) and 2 from Non Hospitals (Standalone or Ambulatory Clinic, Physician’s Office) and Physicist (Non PhD) – 1 from Hospitals (Academic and Community Hospitals) and 3 from Non Hospitals (Standalone or Ambulatory Clinic, Physician’s Office).

  • From Radiology team, the primary role/title of the expert should be either of the following- Radiology Physicist, Medical Physicist or Radiology Physicist/Radiologist.

  • The expert's total number of years of experience in radiology should be a minimum of 3 years.

  • The expert should be well aware on how frequently does the facility he currently working in are refining dose guideline for the vendor protocols which should either be Monthly, Quarterly or Weekly only.

  • The facility of the expert must be an active participant of a radiology safety campaign, such as Choosing Wisely, Image Gently, or Image Wisely.


Key Discussion Points

The key discussion areas to be discussed in the interview are stated below:

  • Identifying the radiation dose variations occurring with vendor's protocols
  • Elaborative description on the radiation systems available at the expert's facility e.g.-computed tomography (CT),Fluoroscopy, Linear accelerator, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Position emission tomography (PET),X-ray or any other.
  • Determining the causes for the vendor's protocol dose variations, e.g., equipment out of spec, software upgrades, type of case, etc.
  • Factors associated with dose variations, e.g., source, detectors, case characteristics, clinician's/technologist's expertise, etc.
  • Plans for updating the vendor's protocol with the new dose guideline

HBG Solution

  • Within 2 week, the HBG team successfully identified, mapped, and scheduled appointments with 7 expert across US.
  • Our team screened these professionals following a 2-step validation manner: -
    • Mapped and shortlisted professionals matching the scope at the same time as the usage of our proprietary internal database and supplementing pinnacle resources inclusive of LinkedIn, Zoom Info, D&B, etc.
    • Validated all shortlisted profiles whilst screening every prospect over call and shared final candidature for our client’s assessment/ approval.
  • With a 100% show rate, the HBG group ensured every screened professional joined the session on the agreed appointment date and time.
  • Our group met the overall objectives inside the stipulated time frame with most excellent performance and efforts.

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