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CBR encourages radiologists to report locations that perform X-RAY exams without a report

It is known to the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR) that in several hospitals x-ray examinations are being carried out without the report, which goes against the resolution of the Federal Council of Medicine No. 2,235 / 2019. The CBR has already denounced this practice to the CFM and reinforces the alert to radiologists from all over Brazil to take the fact to the College, which will thus be able to report and monitor it. The report can be made by e-mail defenseprofessional@cbr.org.br, exclusive e-mail for complaints, with guaranteed secrecy.

The deterioration of the payment tables, that is, the remuneration for radiological services, both in terms of operating costs and medical fees, is historic. As a result, it is noticeable what has been occurring: a certain saving on the part of some covenants and / or hospitals in the tests that are done on inpatients and / or in the emergency room, that is, the doctors who are attending these patients have already looked the examination, concluding the service without the report that the radiologist must provide. “With this, the interpretation of the exam is one and the patient does not have the interpretation of the exam by a specialist in the subject, who is the radiologist.

In addition, there is a misappropriation of a remuneration that should be that of the radiologist. Another important point to highlight is that if the patient returns to the emergency room, for example, another exam may be done, with another interpretation, probably inadequate, as the previous exam did not have the report ”, explains Dr. Aldemir Humberto Soares, director CBR interinstitutional relations. This scenario contributes to an imbalance in the health system, since there is a specialist who is not being used in his role, as well as an improper treatment to the radiologist, since he is responsible for all the tests done in the sector.

With this practice, he does not analyze the exam to find out if the technique is adequate, if the service works correctly, even though he is the technician responsible for the service, responding for it 24 hours a day, regardless of his physical presence at the site. Within this context, the CBR reinforces yet another factor, one of the most relevant: the patient is entitled to the report. With the report, greater security is guaranteed to him and unnecessary extra exams are avoided, which are often only performed due to the lack of history and adequate diagnosis that only the radiologist would provide.

Do your part: report this practice to CBR!

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