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The number of female radiologists publishing articles in academic journals jumped significantly from 1970 to 2000, but that trend has slowed down in recent years, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Numerous past presidents of the Radiology Business Management Association will be on hand when RBMA members gather April 5 to 8 in San Diego. The event is the group’s 2018 PaRADigm conference. The current leadership is bringing in a presidential lineup spanning five decades to showcase how far the organization has come—and to underscore how vital its work remains—half a century after it was founded.

In this modern era of quality over quantity, reducing the causes of burnout is one of the most effective ways imaging leaders can ensure patients receive the best care possible. For a new study published in Academic Radiology, researchers surveyed a group of radiology residents to better understand their sense of personal accomplishment (PA) and learn how it could be improved.

The first female chief resident in an all-male program shares her thoughts on how far women have come in radiology and how far they still have to go.

If you aren’t enhancing a young rad’s raw talent right now—and figuring diversity into radiology’s future—you’re hurting your practice’s long-term outlook. 

 

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3 lessons about burnout radiologists can learn from the U.S. Marine Corps

A reality for today’s imaging leaders is that many radiologists experience burnout on the job and need help coping with such feelings in order to provide patients with the very best care possible. According to a new opinion piece published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, radiologists should look to the U.S. Marine Corps to better understand burnout and learn how to successfully manage it.

Q&A: How more women are starting to be recruited into radiology

Compared to some other medical specialties, radiology continues to struggle with diversity. However, specialists, leaders, teachers and imaging societies throughout the United States are working hard to reverse that trend.

Radiology Leadership Institute accepting nominations for 2018 awards

The Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Leadership Luminary Awards given to “outstanding radiology professionals” to celebrate lifetime achievements in leadership and innovation. Nomination forms must be submitted by March 2.

3 lessons learned from hosting a radiology-specific hackathon

Hackathons are gaining popularity throughout the United States and can provide participants with a fun, competitive experience. Researchers from Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, recently hosted a three-day radiology-specific hackathon, sharing their experience in a case study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Q&A: Amy Patel on the importance of diversity in radiology

As the first female chief resident in an all-male program, Amy Patel, MD, breast radiologist at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and instructor of radiology at Harvard University Medical School, knows a lot about the importance of diversity and inclusivity of women and minorities in radiology.

4 important lessons about design planning in radiology

Many radiologists want to contribute to design planning of hospitals or imaging centers, but they lack formal design training and feel they can contribute very little to design planning.

Q&A: Kathleen A. Ward on improving female participation in radiology

Kathleen A. Ward, MD, a radiologist at Loyola Medicine in Maywood, Ill., was recently named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR). Ward spoke to Radiology Business about the current shortage of women radiologists, how the industry can get more females interested in the practice of radiology and what she hopes the future of radiology will look like in five years.

Are we losing touch with the 'human side’ of radiology?

It’s the hottest topic in radiology right now: What kind of impact will artificial intelligence and machine learning have on the specialty’s future? According to a recent opinion piece published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, imaging leaders should start worrying less about robots replacing radiologists and more about why radiologists are being treated as if they are already robots.

98% of radiology residents intend to pursue a fellowship

It has become increasingly important for today’s radiology residents to pursue fellowships, because it raises their marketability in the workplace and can lead to more personal satisfaction.

RSNA 2017: The advantages of using peer learning vs peer review

The peer review model traditionally found in radiology is slowly losing ground as many it not ideal for examining mistakes. At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, David Larson, MD, MBA, with the Stanford University School of Medicine, explained why peer learning is a better option for organizations and practices to use when analyzing interpretation errors.

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