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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

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

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced Tuesday it would be donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help Texas recover from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.

RBMA announces new name for annual marketing conference

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) announced Friday that it has renamed its annual Building Better Radiology Marketing conference. The conference’s new name, SPARK, goes into effect immediately, and the 2018 SPARK conference is scheduled for June 3-6, 2018.

Teaching radiology to undergraduates: 4 academic fields that would benefit

The field of radiology has a lot to offer undergraduate students, according to a recent column published in Academic Radiology—and it is not just the students who would benefit.

5 tips for 1st-time leaders in radiology

When radiologists decide to take on a leadership role for the first time in their careers, it can be both exhilarating and a bit intimidating. A recent opinion piece in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined this experience, breaking down several tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

Collaborative Leadership Is More Important to Radiology Now Than Ever Before

In 1994, Rosabeth Moss Kanter coined the phrase “collaborative leadership” in Harvard Business Review to describe the leadership skills and attributes needed to successfully develop and manage interorganizational strategic alliances.1 The authors of a 2014 book, New Leadership for Today’s Health Care Professionals, also explored this concept, explaining that collaborative leadership requires a leader who can achieve success by motivating individuals in multiple organizations while bringing together and aligning the goals of many stakeholders.2

Lung cancer charity to award $100K in machine learning challenge

Developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence seem to be making news on a daily basis. The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) has announced a challenge to bridge the gap between the development of machine learning and its potential benefits.

4 radiologists receive prestigious honor in North Carolina

Four radiologists have been inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of North Carolina’s most prestigious honors.

2 common situations that lead to burnout in radiology and what can be done to avoid them

Burnout is higher in radiology than many other specialties, leaving leaders in search of potential ways to reverse that trend before it gets even worse. A recent analysis in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology explored this issue, with the authors crafting fictional “case vignettes” that showed exactly how burnout can creep into a work environment and cause issues almost immediately.

3 key takeaways from the 2017 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce survey

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been releasing its annual ACR Human Resources Commission survey since 2012, asking practice leaders about the demographics of their employees and then analyzing that data. More than 475 practice leaders, representing more than 11,000 radiologists, responded to this year’s survey.

Solis Mammography announces hiring of Alexander Sardina as new VP, national medical director

Solis Mammography, the Addison, Texas-based independent imaging provider, announced this week that Alexander Sardina, MD, has been hired as the company’s vice president and national medical director.

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