Work smarter: How to improve your life as a radiologist

18 Jan 2023

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2 EACCME CME Credits

Is it possible to work smarter and better as a radiologist? And what does smarter and better mean? Is faster always better, and what happens when you change your workstyle? Can you improve in any way? Learn from two experienced radiologists how they take charge of their reporting habits

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Being a radiologist is not as fancy as being a pilot or a top level athlete. We mostly sit on a chair, stare at a screen and talk with a low voice to our RIS and PACS. In this workshop, Volker and Roar will show you how you can apply pilot and athlete principles to improve your radiology skills, your efficiency and your workday.

Volker and Roar will apply principles and experience from an MSK-perspective, how they improve their long workdays reporting large numbers of musculoskeletal cases, but the principles are also applicable to other fields of radiology.

Are you working in an optimal way or in an optimal environment, as efficiently as you want? Maybe you are challenged by yourself to improve accuracy and speed, so you can spend more time doing the things you really want to do? Volker and Roar want you to evaluate your own workday, taking charge of your performance.

TMC Academy workshops are held in a virtual classroom environment on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions making use of their camera and microphone in order to recreate the face-to-face experience.


"If you want to improve your motivation to improve your workflow in a more effective way, this course is for you.”
Dr. Jose López Vega (Attendee, Sep 2022)

"Very useful workshop, with practical tips for a better daily workflow. Most tips are easy to use, wherever you work. Both lecturers are enthusiastic and clear, with extensive experience.”
Dr. Ann Elisabeth, Radiologist, Norway (Attendee, Sep 2022)

"I am continually impressed by intellectual contents of TMC Academy. The course has the potential improve efficiency whilst maintaining quality at workplace and also designed to make positive impact on radiology teams. Training provided by friendly supportive radiologists who share their unique perspectives, help to recognize and apply smart reporting techniques into daily practice. Thanks again for bringing great ideas to the table and for helping your colleagues during educational journey to overall better performance.”
Dr. Ula Wegner, Consultant Radiologist, UK (Attendee, Sep 2022)

"This is a really important topic. The less experienced the radiologist, the more they are likely to gain from it. It was useful to me in that it established that my practice organisation is generally satisfactory and I learned some tips for further improvement.”
Prof. D. E. Malone, Consultant Radiologist, Medica (Ireland) and Northern Health (British Columbia) (Attendee, Sep 2022)

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to apply structure and system to your reports, ensuring that you do not miss pathology
  • Become familiar with the concept of a checklist, and how to use it as a radiologist
  • Learn how you should measure your performance, becoming more effective
  • Learn how you can enhance your concentration and focus during the workday
  • Understand why efficiency, accuracy and quality matters, even for radiologists!

Programme will include

  • Lecture on "Why do we need to work smarter?"
  • Lecture on "What is a checklist - and how do you use it in your daily routine?" including questions/discussion
  • Lecture on "How to work smarter, better and faster!" including questions/discussion
  • Group discussions led by Roar and Volker
  • Recordings of the sessions to review afterward

Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.


  • Roar Pedersen M.D.
    Tønsberg, Norway

    Leading MSK radiologist of Unilabs Røntgen Norway Head of MSK radiology of Unilabs Norway. Dr Pedersen is an experienced lecturer and course organizer, mainly specializing in sports injuries, and with a special interest for imaging of young and growing performers. Dr Pedersen has been a MSK radiologist for 20 years and has worked with the topic in various ways during the years. Over this time, he has developed skills and techniques to cope with a large workload and expectations on speed, efficiency and quality. He oversees 12 radiology clinics, which are producing a large number of studies every day. He reports musculoskeletal studies every day of the year and has an extensive case library, from which he shares cases at his Instagram account (mskradiologyno).

  • Volker Lapczynski M.D.
    Oslo, Norway

    MSK radiologist of Unilabs Røntgen Norway, experienced lecturer and former vice-chairman of the Norwegian MSK Radiology Society Volker Lapczynski is an experienced MSK radiologist at Unilabs Norway with a particular focus on quality. He has developed optimization systems and expertise to ensure that all structures are reliably and consistently evaluated. With nearly 20 years of radiology experience, he has developed routines and safety measures to help you through a busy workday. Volker reports a large number of MSK studies, maintaining quality in a structured manner. Optimizing speed and ensuring quality with simple and efficient techniques. Dr Lapczynski is an experienced lecturer and course organizer, mainly specializing in sports injuries and MSK tumours, and with a special interest for imaging of wrist, hand and finger. Check his website:


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Wednesday - January 18th 2023
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0100) Why do we need to work smarter? Introduction Roar Pedersen
15:15 - 16:00 (GMT +0100) What is a checklist - and how do you use it in your daily routine? Lecture Volker Lapczynski
16:00 - 16:10 (GMT +0100) Break Break
16:10 - 17:00 (GMT +0100) How to work smarter, better and faster! Lecture Roar Pedersen
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT +0100) Discussion and examples, practical demonstrations
17:30 - 17:45 (GMT +0100) Summary and wrap-up

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

TMC Academy offers a 7-day money back guarantee from the moment of the online fellowship purchase. 

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