Medical Expert - Annette Johnson, MD

Area of Expertise: Radiology
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Annette Johnson, MD

Associate Professor, Radiology

Johnson's expertise is in the area of brain tumor imaging, neuroradiology, magnetic resonance imaging and advanced neuroradiology MRI techniques. She has conducted recent research into patient satisfaction when it comes to radiology test results, finding that patients want greater and more timely access to information in their medical records and in understandable lay language. The study looked at the possibility of radiologists using a secure online patient portal to communicate rapid online imaging results directly to patients.

Keywords

pediatric magnetic resonance imaging, neuroradiology, magnetic resonance imaging,

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