WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Radisphere (www.radisphere.net), a leading provider of quality on-site/off-site radiology services to community hospitals, today announced it has added Thomas Pope, M.D., FACR to its Clinical Specialty Board. Dr. Pope is a dedicated breast imaging specialist. Such specialists can detect more cancers (such as breast cancer) and early-stage cancers, recommend more biopsies, and recall fewer patients for additional testing than general radiologists.
In this full-time role as Clinical Director of Women’s Imaging, Dr. Pope will lead all women’s imaging and peer review, design and implement testing for new radiologists, and ensure the safety and reliability of mammography services in client facilities. His efforts, which also include reading studies, will benefit women in client communities by improving breast cancer detection in its earliest, most treatable stages.
“One reason I joined Radisphere was its solid internal quality measures based on clear measurable data,” said Dr. Pope. “Radisphere is committed to best practices and standards, and our quality program has the specific aim of achieving and surpassing all of the Desirable Goals for Mammography established by the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research. As a member of the Radisphere family, I can now champion best practices and standards every day.”
Dr. Pope is a Musculoskeletal MRI Specialist and certified by the American Board of Radiology. Prior to Radisphere, he was Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is recognized by the American College of Radiology as an Expert in Breast Imaging. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, International Skeletal Society, and the Radiology Society of North America.
He has published extensively, with more than 150 articles in clinical journals such as Applied Radiology, Breast, Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Radiology. He also works as a manuscript reviewer for prominent radiology publications, including American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), Emergency Radiology, Radiology, and Skeletal Radiology. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, and he received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Dr. Pope is well known for his significant expertise and will be a valuable asset to Radisphere in this new clinical leadership role,” said Scott Seidelmann, CEO and President. “Our focus on quality assurance, quality control, and subspecialization stand to benefit the industry as a whole—especially at a time when health-care reform’s provisions link reimbursement to quality.”
Radisphere (www.radisphere.net), headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, partners with rural and community hospitals to deliver accountable radiology that improves care and medical staff satisfaction. Founded in 2001 by two world-renowned radiologists—Drs. Peter Franklin and Frank Seidelmann—Radisphere is driven to proactively deliver fast, conclusive final reports and reliable diagnoses. With the largest network of subspecialty radiologists and analytics to measurably improve outcomes, Radisphere is raising the accountability levels of radiology services, as well as the performance levels that hospitals and referring physicians should expect.
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