There is a shared disciplinary sovereignity when it comes to radiological image interpretation. Surgeons are end users, they work with images as tools asking practical questions concerning all aspects of interventional consequences (i.e., is a certain type of surgery needed, how urgent is that surgery, which access would be practicable, do they need additional information beforehand which can only be obtained by a different imaging modality, and so on). Surgical image interpretation is rather focused than it is thorough; and while surgeons enjoy both the privilege and the burden of a decision-oriented work style, they also highly value the occasional chat with their local (neuro)radiologist.
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