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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – December 2010 Archive (4)

RSNA Grants

The RSNA R&E Foundation research grants encourage careers in the radiologic sciences and bring recognition to previously undiscovered investigators, enabling them to develop research experience, strengthen research techniques and methods, and prepare for future major grant applications. The education grant program presents opportunities to develop interest and…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 27, 2010 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

Wireless Dictaphone - the future is wireless for radiologists

Anyone ever heard of the Philips SpeechMike Air?


The future is wireless!  Radiologists are basically tethered to their PACS and reading room by wired dictaphones.  While currently used dictaphones in most settings are cheap and does the job, why settle?  There are currently better solutions for dictation.  Our reading rooms are extremely…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 19, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Radiology RVU - Measuring productivity

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) --"Measuring Productivity by RVU"


The most common complaint amongst physicians in our practice is that someone is working harder than someone else. It’s a contest no one wins.


We’ve looked at several ways to measure productivity and decided that relative value units (RVUs) are the best option for us. The practice has not used an incentive model for bonus distribution based on RVUs to date, although that was one of the…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cancer risk from CTs not as high as previously thought, study finds

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Patients’ risk of developing cancer from CT scans is not as high as previously thought, but the rate still doubled over the time period studied, according to a study presented Wednesday at the RSNA meeting. Many studies have examined cancer risk from radiation, usually drawing on data from people exposed to high amounts of it, such as from the atomic bomb or radiotherapy. The current study, by Dr. Pat Basu, a radiologist at Stanford University and a White House fellow,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 3, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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