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Tom Petty has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watched his music videos in awe as a young kid, learned his songs on the guitar as a teenager and saw him play live with the Heartbreakers multiple times as an adult. 

In this new age of social media and physician scrutiny, the message is coming through loud and cloud to a growing number of radiologists: define your brand before it defines you.

Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, and Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, reflect on the biggest trends and topics in radiology in 2017.

Radiology Business caught up with RADxx cofounders Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, and Mini Peiris, CMO of Ambra Health, on representation, opportunity, inclusivity and empowerment of women in radiology.   

Those involved in radiology know the risks associated with medical imaging—but other physicians may not be so tuned in. A recent study published in JACR shows that physicians across multiple disciplines and levels of training know far less about the exposure and risk of radiation than patients deserve.  

 

Recent Headlines

Taking a Seat at the Table: 5 Ways Radiologists Can Demonstrate Value and Increase Their Influence

As healthcare continues to shift its focus from quantity to quality, radiologists have a chance to demonstrate their value and show that, yes, they deserve a seat at the table when it comes to discussing the present and future of patient care in the United States. So will they seize that opportunity?

ACR’s Data Science Institute launches new website

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute (DSI) launched a new website that helps users understand and participate in radiology development.

Memorial Hospital: Zeroing In On the Right Zero Footprint Viewer

Delivering key images, reports and patient data to the point of diagnosis and care is the Holy Grail of radiology and many other specialties today. Having the correct information for the patient at the right time for the radiologist or referring physician starts with having the right viewer.

Harvey L. Neiman Institute awarded $3.7M grant from NIH for clinical research center

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute has been awarded a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a core center for clinical research to promote musculoskeletal clinical research.

How to increase female medical student interest in radiology

Interest in radiology among female medical students remains practically unchanged over the last few decades, prompting researchers to look into what the specialty can do to reverse that trend once and for all.

4 keys to building successful mentorship programs in academic radiology

As in most industries, mentorship is recommended within academic radiology because it can boost confidence, promote job satisfaction, avoid early burnout, promote patient safety and facilitate professional success in the future.

Striking a balance between ‘givers,’ ‘takers’ and ‘matchers’ in a radiology team

Individuals in any given radiology team can be considered “givers,” “takers” and “matchers.” According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, striking the right balance between those qualities can help leaders get improve both productivity and morale.

ASRT donates $10,000 to American Red Cross for Irma relief, recovery

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help Florida recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Are radiologists getting enough medical ethics training?

Radiologists spend a lot of years in medical school and in residency, but they still aren’t getting enough medical ethics training, according to a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

For residents, by residents: Mentorship program focuses on radiation oncology

Mentorship is important for trainees in any healthcare specialty, but according to the authors of a new case study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, it is especially important in radiation oncology (RO). Mentors in RO are in short supply, however, so the study’s authors decided to do something about it.

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