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Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor

Specialty: Radiology, Diagnostic
Columbia, South Carolina
I am an average Radiologist in an average practice in an average town in the South. When it came time to replace an aging PACS system, I tried my best to learn as much as I could about what's out there, and it has become an obsession ever since. Obviously, I am posting my own personal opinions and... Full Bio
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There Was A Time When Doctors Were Doctors by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By James Ong, M.D., via kevinmd.com: There was a time when doctors were doctors. There was a time when young men and women sacrificed the best years of their youth, lea ... Read on »
Orphan Radiopharmaceuticals And Other Libations by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Herr Großkopf, the huge animated head, graced the Siemens booth, touting Amyvid. My new Intevo SPECT/CT was perpetually scanning a rather eerie h ... Read on »
Beauty and the Asp by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dear Readers:  The following story is fictional. Any resemblance to anyone real, living, dead, or otherwise, is purely in the warped mind of the beholder. Once upon ... Read on »
Accelarad Nuance Makes It Official by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dear Accelarad customer,You should have received an email from me on Monday of this week, when I provided our customers an early insight into the announcement that Ac ... Read on »
Film at Eleven...But I Need It NOW!!!A Bigger Share Of Image Sharing by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A long time ago (November, 2005 to be exact), sitting in a radiology department far, far away from most of you, I bemoaned the problem of the "Portable Patient" in one of my ... Read on »
Unretired by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Courtesy Wikipedia You may recall my earlier post declaring my retirement within two years. Fuggedaboutit. I had attempted to start my retirement cl ... Read on »
Merge Announces... by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In my daily barrage of email came this announcement from Merge, which you can also find on Yahoo Finance: CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merge Healthcare Inc ... Read on »
Mamas, Don't Let Your Doctors Grow Up To Be Assholes...(Or Is It The Other Way Around?) by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From Aeon Magazine comes an interesting and somewhat overdue piece on one of Medicine's worst-kept dirty little secrets: Doctors (and nurses) can be mean, and that impedes ... Read on »
Brad Adds... by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dalai's note: As my earlier post was prompted in large part by my friend Brad Levin's discussions of PACS deficiencies, I gave him a heads up upon its publication. Brad ze ... Read on »
Did You Ever Wonder Why...? Andy Rooney Looks At PACS by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought. And they say, 'Hey, yeah!' And they like that ... Read on »
Would You Buy A PACS From A Company That Can't Manage A Bulletin Board? by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm feeling cranky, and I'm going to take it out on Agfa. I've just received a barrage of emails from various PACS admins around the country stating that THEY have rece ... Read on »
Keyboard Lethargy by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In looking at my dear blog, I see that I haven't posted in an entire month. (I even missed a scoop: Dr. Robert Taylor, formerly CEO of TeraRecon, is now vice president of gl ... Read on »
More RSNA from Dr. Sardonicus by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My friend, Dr. Sardonicus, sends these postcards from RSNA Read on »
Small Food by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My friend, Dr. Sardonicus, has graciously offered to send in periodic missives from RSNA. Here is his first Postcard from Chicago Read on »
RE: RSNA by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image courtesy RadRounds.com Just a quick note...I will NOT be attending RSNA this year. That vacation week went quite quickly in our annual selection ext ... Read on »
JBoss Exploits Merge PACSAn Alert To Merge PACS Sites by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image courtesy monitis.com I'll dispense with the usual apologies for not having recent blog entries. You don't want to know about all the crap going on in ... Read on »
Clinical SPECT/CT—Time for a New Standard of Care by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I haven't been able to attend the SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) meeting in quite a while. It is unfortunately scheduled on the first week of June ... Read on »