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Dave Pearson
Senior Writer
Prior to joining TriMed in 2014, Dave was an independent reporter and copywriter. He has worked in journalism, public relations and marketing for more than 25 years, concentrating on business, healthcare, technology and religion. He has also worked extensively in fundraising communications, freelancing for local, national and international charities.
 - artificial-intelligence-radiology

AI’s Impact Will Be Monumental—Will Radiologists Go Along for the Ride or Be Left in the Dust?

 - for-medical-physicists

Patient-centric care is so important to Solis Mammography that every member of its staff keeps a “Promise Book” containing the practice’s guiding principles close at hand. The book offers an important reminder to the 600 or so team members spanning 44 sites: “Our promise is an exceptional experience, exceptionally accurate results and peace of mind for everyone we serve.”

The American College of Radiology has updated its guidelines on imaging appropriateness for hundreds of diagnostic, interventional and radiation-oncology scenarios. This latest edition of ACR Appropriateness Criteria covers several topics new to the digital publication, including suspected thoracic aortic aneurysm, tinnitus and radiologic management of central venous access.

Medical-device manufacturers seeking FDA approval to market new products will need to pay a user fee unless the device is intended solely for pediatric use or is being made by a state or federal entity and will not be commercially distributed.

Options abound for imaging men with metastatic prostate cancer, and, in choosing modalities and techniques, radiologists and other members of the care team need to be mindful of local patterns, prior treatments and PSA trajectories as well as national guidelines.

 - Dave Pearson

These are boom times for clinical studies on Alzheimer’s disease, and the unending explosion owes much to the Baby Boom.

 - Radiology-IT

Radiology has been intertwined with information technology in a generally enthusiastic, if occasionally uneasy, embrace for the better part of four decades. What does this mean for radiologists right now and going forward? To hash out that question, we assembled a panel of four practicing radiologists with leadership-level expertise in IT and informatics:

 - Rising

More than three-quarters of physician specialties, 77 percent, have enjoyed compensation increases over the past year, and radiology is in that happy mix. Diagnostic rads’ median compensation rose 2.6 percent, from $490,399 in 2016 to $503,225 this year.

Radiology is one of the fields on offer to teenagers thinking about medical careers and participating in an introductory program now in its 10th year in Upstate New York.

 - Dave Pearson

The medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C., isn’t the first to add a dedicated radiology component for first-year students learning basic anatomy. But it has set the bar for others looking to offer clinical novices a meaningfully deep radiological dive in the face of limited resources—human as well as fiscal—and within an already-packed curriculum.