As technology continues to advance, social media platforms are providing more virtual opportunities for networking than ever. In addition to meeting in hospitals or clinics, teleradiologists can now also turn to their smartphones to connect with others who have similar schedules or specialties.
One online channel that teleradiologists and others in the medical sector have utilized in recent years is LinkedIn. Although it is commonly known to be business- and employment-oriented, LinkedIn is also a valuable resource for finding other professionals in your niche.
One way this can be done is by utilizing the LinkedIn Groups feature. In a short overview, LinkedIn defines Groups as “a place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests to share their insights and experiences, ask for guidance, and build valuable connections.”
Because they allow professionals who may have a number of workplace commonalities to get to know each other, we recommend joining a handful of various groups. To get started, you may want to find those groups that are related to the following:
- Your work environment or schedule (e.g., hospital or night shift)
- Your geographic location
- Your alma mater (high school or college)
Given the fact that teleradiology is such a specific profession within the medical industry, we also suggest joining groups that are related to the field. Below is a list of these groups for you to join and expand your journey of networking on LinkedIn:
- Teleradiology – This group is for teleradiologists who are looking to network, participate in lively debates on industry content, discuss service quality and more.
- Teleradiology and Telemedicine – If you’re looking for professionals like yourself who have a specific subspecialty within the industry, this group is for you.
- International Teleradiology Experts – Professionals in imaging and radiology can join this group to learn more about telemedicine, share their thoughts on the industry in general, or get to know other teleradiologists who live around the world.
- Deep Learning AI for Medical Imaging (Radiology) Practitioners and Innovators – If you’re looking for more perspective on bringing AI and 3D segmentation into the teleradiology world, this group is a great start. Professionals can discuss everything from workflow to cost efficiency.
- CT & MRI Medical Imaging – If CT and MRI images are a part of your day-to-day workflow, this group is for you. With more than 20,000 members, you’ll be able to find professionals to network with and engage in regular industry discussions.
- Medical Imaging Network – Since medical imaging is such a major asset of the teleradiology industry, this group is a great resource for those interested in learning more about their day-to-day operations.
- Jobs for Medical Imaging – If you’re looking for a new opportunity, or if your company is looking to grow its team, this is a great place to begin. Employers and job seekers can co-mingle and network within this group of 6,000+ members.
- Medical Imaging & Medical Device – Joining this group is an easy way to learn more about the imaging aspect of teleradiology and brush up on the latest industry trends.
- CT & MRI Medical Imaging Professionals – This group is another resource for those who specialize in CT and MRI imaging. Joining will give you the chance to participate in active discussions, post about jobs and more.
- Conferences & Meetings in Medical Imaging – This group is a great resource for those looking to learn more about conferences and meetings to attend for in-person discussions and networking.
What Should I Do Once I’ve Joined These Teleradiology Groups?
Once you’ve requested to join a group, you’ll be able to post new updates, browse/leave comments on updates posted by other members, and more.
It’s up to you how active you want to be and how you want to utilize these groups – you can request to connect with other members, participate in an industry discussion, or read articles that are being distributed.
While you’re waiting to be accepted into some of the groups listed above, another way to gain knowledge about the teleradiology industry is by following Specialty Teleradiology on LinkedIn. We post regular updates about new trends, facts and figures and more!