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GARCIA M, César  y  ORTEGA T, Dulia. Technological advances: The coming radiology. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2002, vol.130, n.6, pp.699-703. ISSN 0034-9887.

We are living in a changing world, acknowledging all kinds of changes: social, technological, and ethical. This is the environment encircling medical and radiological work: demanding, with high expectations and a cohort of amazing technological advances, in all areas of human knowledge. We need to make the necessary reflections about these faster and faster changes. Radiology, as an important part of clinical work, is facing no minor challenges: technological and other most prevalent like: Who will be specialists in the next future? How are we prepared to face the radiological teaching and formation of radiologists? How to finance this technological developments? Meanwhile, in our context of an underdeveloped country, this sounds as far as the Moon, but changes will reach us sooner or later. We must resolve some problems that are a little bit more basic, such as a good level of education and healthcare for our people, then we will be ready to incorporate some of these amazing new technologies (Rev Méd Chile 2002; 130: 699-703)

Palabras clave : Radiology; Radiology Department; Hospital; Technology, radiologic, Technology transfer.

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