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ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition. By employing these guidelines, providers enhance quality of care and contribute to the most efficacious use of radiology.

The guidelines are developed by expert panels in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology. Each panel includes leaders in radiology… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 22, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

ACR NRDR - National Radiology Data Registry

What is the NRDR by the ACR?

The National Radiology Data Registry is a data warehouse for the registries listed below. The primary purpose of NRDR is to aid facilities with their quality improvement programs and efforts to improve patient care by comparing facility data to that of their region and the nation. A practice or facility may choose to participate in any or all registries as appropriate for their practice. When a facility joins more than one registry, the warehouse allows… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 22, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Merge Leads $1B Stimulus Funding Opportunity for Radiologists

Merge Leads $1B Stimulus Funding Opportunity for Radiologists

Regional Medical Imaging (RMI) selects Merge to meet Meaningful Use requirements

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a global corporation dedicated to health IT interoperability solutions, today announced that Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), a full-service imaging organization based in Flint, Michigan, has selected Merge for its imaging interoperability and Meaningful Use… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 17, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

MRI of the TMJ

Great resources for MRI of the TMJ (Temporomandibular joint):

Medscape Article - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/504462

Animated Cine MRI of the TMJ clips - http://www.quintpub.com/tmj_animations.html

Radiopaedia.org sample images -… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 17, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

AJR Author Guidelines

AJR Guidelines for Authors Authors must submit all manuscripts using the online submission and peer review system at

www.ARRS.org or http://ajr.edmgr.com.

Submission and peer review questions should be addressed to:

American Roentgen Ray Society Publications Department, Attn: Peer Review Manager 44211…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 17, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Radiology Moonlighting - Opportunities and Survey

Radiologist moonlighting opportunities are out there but not always advertised.  In addition to your day job as a radiologist, one can always use a moonlighting opportunity as well.


A survey -- where do you moonlight and how did you find your moonlighting 'gig' / opportunity to supplement income?  

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 16, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments




April 13- 14, 2011

Location: Burroughs

Westin Boston Waterfront- Boston, Massachusetts


WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2011:

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome and overview

Pablo R. Ros, MD, MPH

8:15 AM - 10:00 AM Case 1

“Incentive Plan for Academic Clinical Radiologists”

Ronald L. Arenson, MD and Pablo R. Ros, MD,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 15, 2011 at 1:01am — No Comments



AUR 59th Annual Meeting

Westin Boston Waterfront

Boston, MA

Location: Burroughs

Friday, April 15, 2011 7:15 am– 5:30 pm

7:15 am - 7:30 am Welcome

Program Chair: Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

7:30 am - 8:00 am New Horizons in the Technology of Medical Imaging

Troy Havens

8:00 am - 8:30 am Career Development Awards for Junior Faculty

Rathan… Continue

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SAVI Breast Brachytherapy Safe for Women with Breast Implants, Study Says

Peer-Reviewed Paper from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Says Multicatheter Radiation Treatment Limits Dose to Normal Structures

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - The SAVI® applicator for breast brachytherapy was used to safely deliver post-lumpectomy radiation therapy to a woman with breast implants, according to a newly published paper in a peer-reviewed journal. The case study showed that SAVI produced an "optimal" clinical outcome and "excellent cosmetic results that pleased the patient,"… Continue

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AUR 2011

AUR 59th Annual Meeting
In Joint Sponsorship with the Radiological Society of North America
April 12-15 , 2011
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts
In conjunction with SCARD/APDR/A3CR2, ACER, AMSER, RAHSR,


For more information, visit the AUR Website: http://www.aur.org/Annual_Meeting/AUR2011/index.cfm

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 12, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

MedPAC Recommends Prior Authorization for Advanced Imaging Recommended [NEWS ALERT]

NEWS ALERT - In a vote by MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, there was a near unanimous vote of 15-1 to recommend that physicians who order imaging Medicare patients obtain prior authorization for advanced imaging. The one caveat is that MedPAC for now has only recommended the referring physicians who order more imaging studies on average when compared to their colleagues do so.

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 10, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

Friday Friday Song by Rebecca Black - TGIF to all Rad Techs!

From across all the radiology departments in the country, there has been a spreading epidemic - from reading rooms to CT/MRI console computers, there has been a sharp uptick in YouTube.com usage in guess what? A new video by newest internet sensation Rebecca Black and her video "Friday" -- Some say this is ridiculous but we figure it's still an uplifting song to celebrate that today is Friday! Introducing you to Rebecca Black! and her video below. …


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 8, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

NeuroLogica Corporation Announces FDA Clearance for Portable Body CT Scanner - BodyTom

NeuroLogica Corporation announced the receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the world's first portable, full body, multi-slice CT scanner, the BodyTomTM. (www.NeuroLogica.com)

The BodyTomTM is the newest offering in NeuroLogica’s portable computed tomography imaging line. BodyTomTM is a completely portable, full body, 32 slice CT that boasts an impressive 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view (FOV). The… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 31, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Global Health in Radiology: ACR to Assist with Radiology Training & Education in Haiti

ACR Representatives to Assist with Radiology Training and Education During Upcoming Visit to Haiti

ACR International Outreach Committee Chairman James Borgstede, MD, ACR Board of Chancellors Vice Chairman Paul Ellenbogen, MD, and ACR Senior Director of Membership Brad Short will travel to Haiti this week to help with ongoing efforts to assist radiology in Port-au-Prince. During their trip they will develop a support plan for Grace Children’s Hospital and the General Hospital… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 29, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auntminnie Europe Portal Launches new Healthcare Informatics Digital Community

Radiology portal Auntminnie.com's European website has just launched a new Healthcare Informatics Community. The website section on Auntminnie will focus on the emerging role of informatics in EMR, radiology-based informatics tools, PACS, and much more. To learn more about AuntminnieEurope's digital community, please visit AuntminnieEurope.com and see for yourself.

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


Together With Technology, vRad Is Expanding the Delivery of Early Detection, Saving Lives

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 15, 2011―Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, today announced the launch of an innovative delivery of breast imaging solutions that will expand access to the highest-quality interpretations from fellowship-trained subspecialists across the United States.

“One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 28, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

Siemens International CT Image Contest 2011 - "Maximum image quality, minimum radiation dose"

Following on from the amazing success of the first computed tomography (CT) image contest in 2010, Siemens Healthcare has announced the "International CT Image Contest 2011". Institutions and clinics around the globe will submit their best clinical images, taken with the lowest possible radiation dose on Siemens CTs, to a jury of internationally renowned professors. The contest starts on March 3rd, and the closing date for entries is September 18th, 2011. The winners will be announced at the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 25, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments


The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) is now a program of the American College of Radiology (ACR), and continues the unique radiology training experience for residents and fellows formerly held at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology's Walter Reed facility.

New Name, Same Quality Course

The AIRP four-week Radiologic Pathologic Correlation Course offers the same excellent training and housing opportunities:

- Comprehensive review of radiologic… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 22, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

AIRP Housing Website

The ACR has created a great resource for finding AIRP Housing - Please refer to the following ACR-RFS resource for the AIRP housing listing:


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 20, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

AIRP Case Submission

AIRP Case Submission and Preparation for Radiology Residents:


For full description, please visit the AIRP website directly at http://www.airp.org/case_prep.html


Residents attending the AIRP Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course are required to submit ONE pathologically proven case illustrating a radiologic-pathologic correlation. If a resident chooses to submit TWO pathologically… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 16, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

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