Reston, VA (November 7, 2011) — The Board of Directors of the American College of Radiology’s Radiology Leadership Institute™ (RLI) recently laid the foundation for radiology’s first professional development and leadership academy by establishing the RLI Common Body of Knowledge™ (CBK). The RLI CBK provides the framework for delivery of multi-level, in-depth instruction in critical leadership areas, including:
- Finance and Economics Ethics and Professionalism Legal and…
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 7, 2011 at 11:30am —
The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is seeking a faculty member for our Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Sections. The ideal candidate will be fellowship trained in both Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine and will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the In- Residence, Clinical X or HSC Clinical series, depending upon qualifications.
Clinical responsibilities will be split between the Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 4, 2011 at 4:17am —
(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 —
(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… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 29, 2011 at 12:00am —
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 28, 2011 at 9:05am —
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 —
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 —
Reston, VA (Sept. 27, 2011) – According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care. Nearly 90 percent of women who had a mammogram considered mammograms important to their health and well-being.
The poll, conducted Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, also showed that… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 27, 2011 at 1:17pm —
Radiographers Face Ever-Tightening Job Market
Radiography job vacancy rates have fallen for the eighth year in a row, and now stand at just 2 percent, according to a new American Society for Radiologic Technologists survey.
The vacancy rate represents the number of positions that are open and actively being recruited. While the radiographer vacancy rate this year was on a par with the 2.1 percent rate reported in the 2010 ASRT survey, the rate has steadily dropped from… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 10, 2011 at 8:59am —
ACR to CMS: Remove Professional Component Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction from Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule
on the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, the American College of Radiology told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that a proposed multiple… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 6, 2011 at 11:30am —
Hospitals Encouraged to Consider Value-Added Service of Hospital-Based Radiology Groups
Hospital executives should consider the value-added services of hospital-based radiology groups before allowing radiology departments to be taken over by teleradiologists or other specialists, according to an article in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology a href="http://www.jacr.org/">http://www.jacr.org/> .
Although imaging has… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 1, 2011 at 2:59pm —
(ARIZONA, USA) - An 86 year old man in Arizona presents with a large foreign body, specifically a pair of gardening shears impaled into his orbit. CT scan demonstrates the extent of the injury. After removal of this large foreign body, the patient has retained nearly full vision without any significant serious long term complications expected.
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 31, 2011 at 9:00pm —
RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules are now available! Here are the details:
The RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules are designed to educate…
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 12, 2011 at 10:13pm —
Senators Send ACR Backed Letter to President Obama: No More Imaging Cuts!
A bipartisan group of senators, including John Kerry (D-MA), Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), sent a letter
to the Obama Administration, protesting inclusion of any diagnostic imaging cuts in legislation to raise the debt ceiling. The ACR and the ACR-cofounded Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) worked to gather… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 21, 2011 at 5:00pm —
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public; in particular, the medical imaging community; about the potential for inadvertent, increased radiation exposure in patients who underwent or will be undergoing cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans with rubidium (Rb)-82 chloride injection from CardioGen-82 (manufactured by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.). A CardioGen-82 PET scan is one of a variety of nuclear medicine scans that use radioactive drugs to evaluate the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 19, 2011 at 1:46pm —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING -- Teleradiology: Love, Loathe, or Laissez-Faire?)
There are few buzzwords likelier to get a strong reaction from radiologists than the one mentioned above. Bring it up, and folks can get animated, agitated, or downright angry. Terms like “commoditization” and “predatory competition” follow, and the tone is often one of us-versus-them.
Part of what makes this such a tinderbox is that “teleradiology” refers to a heterogeneous group of entities, and it’s… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 3, 2011 at 12:45pm —
Transcript of Karen Shoffner, Chief of Radiology:
"I've been with the VA since 1994. I came here in, actually I came here straight from my training, and to be honest with you, I wasn't sure I wanted to stay. And that's because I really didn't know anything about the VA. And little did I know that I was about to embark on probably the best career move of my life.
We have seen tremendous improvements in the way that the VA provides and delivers healthcare for their veterans.… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 2, 2011 at 10:21pm —
Emergency Radiology Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Radiology Fellowship
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, University of Washington Department of Radiology
Emergency and Trauma Radiology Fellowship
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN - Hospital and Emergency Radiology Fellowship
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - ER Trauma Imaging Fellowship
The University… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 30, 2011 at 11:54am —
ACR Statement on Landmark Mammography Screening Trial
A landmark paper published in the July 2011 issue of Radiology, one of the leading journals for medical imaging, should put an end to the controversies over the effectiveness of mammography screening.
The study, known as the Two County Trial in Sweden, is a randomized, controlled trial (RCT), one of the most rigorous types of scientific studies available to evaluate the efficacy of medical tests. The 29-year follow-up… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 29, 2011 at 12:12pm —
The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Anytime, Anywhere™ application provides physicians with instant point-of-care access to evidence-based clinical guidance for imaging decisions. Developed in collaboration with Skyscape, the worldwide leader in mobile medical information, this application is an authoritative alternative to… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 7, 2011 at 3:26pm —