Facebook Live: One Year of Traditional Discussions vs. Case Conferences
Lilly Kauffman, Edmund M Weisberg, Elliot K Fishman
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol . 2022 Feb 5;S0363-0188(22)00032-9. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2022.02.005. Online ahead of print.
Facebook Live is one of Facebook's most successful modes for transmitting audio and video content. For almost five years, we have used Facebook Live to reach our followers to discuss miscellaneous radiology topics on our Facebook page, CTisus. The videos show us, and sometimes others, discussing a range of topics related to radiology. Topics include "Adrenal Masses," "Preventing Misdiagnosis," and "The Use of CT in Cancer Screening." Unrelatedly, we started hosting remote case conference meetings for the faculty in our radiology department soon after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an aim to help faculty learn while maintaining a sense of community during this new era of heavy remote work after having held these conferences in person for nearly 15 years. During the case conferences, we show approximately 3-6 slide pairs for each case and quiz the faculty on the diagnosis. In December 2020, we decided to merge the two practices and host additional case conferences each month on Facebook Live via Zoom. We theorized that this would give our followers a better sense of community while teaching and reviewing diagnostic cases. Our goal was to increase engagement with our users. Here, we compare these methods of education in terms of popularity with our users and make recommendations to radiology education peers for using images in their live videos to create content more applicable to viewers.
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