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How much must radiology spend to do its part— and what does the specialty get for it? 

From the average modern patient’s point of view, having all one’s doctors able to access all one’s medical images ought to be a given. That includes not only images captured by radiological “invisible light” machinery but also by “visible light imaging,” meaning the photos and videos that are now routinely getting snapped and filmed in exam rooms and procedure suites. Smartphones are, in many ways, the new stethoscopes. Add in endoscopy videos, point-of-care ultrasound loops and pathology slides—none of which completes the list—and you have a hint of the breadth of the gathering expectation. 

After all, this is the age of digitally connected everything and limitless, affordable...

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