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Table 4 Summary of key benefits and challenges associated with MDTMs

From: Multidisciplinary team meetings and their impact on workflow in radiology and pathology departments

Benefits Challenges
Clinical, Pathology, Radiology correlation Scheduling
Refinement of pathology or radiology report Timing
Definitive diagnosis, disease stage established Duration
Improved decision making Resources
Coordination of patient management Contractual arrangements
Interprofessional communication Co-ordinating materials
Feedback and peer review Pre-meeting review
Local policy development Reviewing partial images from outside institutions
Preparation improves Radiology and Pathology QA Formal reporting on reviewed material
Data collection for audit  
Education