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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – October 2011 Archive (5)

Radiology a commodity? Teleradiology or Part-timers to Cover Staffing Needs?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Like many practices, we deal with variability of staffing and variability of workflow. There are times of the year that our business is up, and times when it is down. There are times when everyone wants time off (summer) and times when we are fully staffed.

The trick is to marry your staffing to the work. Certainly, you can use a classical model accepting that in any business you just have to work extra sometimes when work demands.

We’ve considered… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 31, 2011 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Chief of Radiology at Academic Institution Steps Down

(SOURCE: DesMoines Register) - "Widely considered a weak and ineffective advocate for the department, an uninvolved mentor, and a poor recruiter" is what the review committee revealed about this Chief of Radiology at a major academic institution, specifically the University of Iowa -- Dr. Laurie Fajardo has unfortunately needed to leave the post effective January 1st.  The review committee also cites that the chairman “has contributed to the low morale that appears to affect most faculty…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 29, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

AUR Ethics and Professionalism Grant

The AUR R&E Foundation is now accepting applications for the Ethics & Professionalism Project Grant. The purpose of the grant is to improve patient care, to improve patient safety and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice. The deadline to apply for this grant is January 10, 2012. To access the application, go to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 25, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Burton Drayer's Presidential RSNA 2011 Meeting Overview

As professionals in the medical imaging sciences, we should all take pride in knowing that the work we do each day is revolutionizing clinical care and research—enabling earlier disease detection, advanced diagnosis, and minimally invasive yet highly sophisticated interventional therapies for our patients. We also play an essential part as champions for safe imaging, promoting the latest tech- niques and technology to minimize unnecessary cost and radiation exposure.…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 20, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

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