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Spotlight on Members in the News: Dr. Rob Goodman and Dr. Michael Kelleher

We wish to recognize lead author Dr. Rob Goodman, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, and Dr. Michael Kelleher, now at Middlesex Hospital, who authored a study, published Aug. 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. “…Fifteen residents were shown 15 radiographs each, with a “significant abnormality” in each one, according to the study. They identified 35 of 225 abnormalities. Then they were given a training session in how to analyze a painting and asked to study a work. Afterward, the residents were able to identify 94 of the abnormalities, a 268 percent increase…”

The study was elaborated on in a recent October 3, 2017, New Haven Register article, “Yale study: Observing artworks helps radiologists in work with X-rays,” featuring Dr. Rob Goodman, interim chairman of radiology and biomedical imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. “Staring at a classic painting for 15 minutes may strain the patience even of many art lovers, but for radiologists, the exercise helps prepare them for a career in examining X-rays and discussing them with their patients.

A recently published Yale University study found that, by paying a visit to the Yale Center for British Art on the first day of their residency, the doctors improved dramatically in their ability to find abnormalities on patients’ X-rays...”

Read the article from the New Haven Register ›

“For the study, a group of 15 radiology residents took “a basic radiology perception test” that involved locating significant abnormalities in radiographs. That group then went through “a focused session of art interpretation training” at Yale Center for British Art, taught by Yale employees with experience in teaching fine art perception to students….”

Read the August 23, 2017, article “Can studying fine art make you a better radiologist?” from Radiology Business ›

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