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Radiologists' Usage of Social Media: Results of the RANSOM Survey.

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Title
Radiologists' Usage of Social Media: Results of the RANSOM Survey.
Published in
Journal of Digital Imaging, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10278-016-9865-1
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Authors

Ranschaert, Erik R, Van Ooijen, Peter M A, McGinty, Geraldine B, Parizel, Paul M, Erik R. Ranschaert, Peter M. A. Van Ooijen, Geraldine B. McGinty, Paul M Parizel

Abstract

The growing use of social media is transforming the way health care professionals (HCPs) are communicating. In this changing environment, it could be useful to outline the usage of social media by radiologists in all its facets and on an international level. The main objective of the RANSOM survey was to investigate how radiologists are using social media and what is their attitude towards them. The second goal was to discern differences in tendencies among American and European radiologists. An international survey was launched on SurveyMonkey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com ) asking questions about the platforms they prefer, about the advantages, disadvantages, and risks, and about the main incentives and barriers to use social media. A total of 477 radiologists participated in the survey, of which 277 from Europe and 127 from North America. The results show that 85 % of all survey participants are using social media, mostly for a mixture of private and professional reasons. Facebook is the most popular platform for general purposes, whereas LinkedIn and Twitter are more popular for professional usage. The most important reason for not using social media is an unwillingness to mix private and professional matters. Eighty-two percent of all participants are aware of the educational opportunities offered by social media. The survey results underline the need to increase radiologists' skills in using social media efficiently and safely. There is also a need to create clear guidelines regarding the online and social media presence of radiologists to maximize the potential benefits of engaging with social media.

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Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 1 6%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 6 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 44%
Computer Science 3 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 11%
Unspecified 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 2 11%

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