Pulse Check at Work: Radiologist
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Overseas doctors are cheaper. Artificial intelligence could eventually be smarter. Patient safety concerns have multiplied. Are American radiologists' days numbered?

These radiologists say no — and take listeners inside their work.

First, Dr. Stefan Tigges of Emory University opens up about the highs and lows of the job, and how he uses his cartoons to teach the next generation of radiologists.

After the break, Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California-San Francisco, shares a national perspective about how the work is changing, how she thinks about radiation risks and what policymakers need to know.

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