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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

Looking back: 3 key takeaways from ACR chair’s ‘midterm update’

James Brink, MD, head of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has reached the halfway point of his two-year term as chair of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Board of Chancellors. To reflect on his time in the position thus far, Brink penned a “midterm update” for the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

AHRA 2017: ‘Linking the chain’ between colleague engagement, patient experience

Tuesday morning at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., Michael A. Janis, MBA, explained that imaging leaders need two things to truly boost performance scores: a positive patient experience and engaged employees. Just having one of the two, he added, simply doesn’t cut it.

Want to blunt rad burnout? Search for a Holy Grail

Burnout is real—and its affects can dampen personal fulfillment and lead to feelings of exhaustion. Radiology departments can act to combat the effects of burnout, but, with a multipronged problem deeply entangled in radiologists’ day-to-day work, a cure-all isn’t going to present itself.

AHRA 2017: Music, magic and creating a positive patient experience

Monday’s opening ceremony at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, California, hit the audience with surf music, dancing and bouncing beach balls—and that was all before card tricks, toilet paper and a giant sword entered the mix.

Radiologist named to Sanarus Technologies board of directors

Sanarus Technologies, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based medical device company specializing in cryoablation, has added radiologist Govindarajan “Raj” Narayanan, MD, to its board of directors. Narayanan is a professor of interventional radiology and chairman of the department of interventional radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

AHRA 2017 Preview: Patient-centered care starts with your employees

Employee engagement and patient experience are often regarded as separate courses in the hospital administration curriculum, but they are closely connected.

Hands-on radiology lessons for first-year med students: feasible, affordable—and rewarding

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.

vRad recognized in Minnesota for corporate culture, wellness program

vRad, a MEDNAX company, announced Monday that it has received local recognition from the Minneapolis area for its corporate culture and its company wellness program.

Q&A: Stephen Ferrara on his journey to be the first radiologist elected to Congress

Stephen Ferrara, MD, joined the Navy in 1991 and spent the next 25 years serving all over the world. Now, Ferrara—an interventional radiologist—is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

Ferrara sat down with Radiology Business to talk about his long career of service, how radiology helped prepare him for running a political campaign, and his family’s support.

RSNA R&E Foundation funds policy education overhaul among other research and education initiatives

The RSNA Research and Education (R&E) will award $4 million in grants in 2017, funding 30 percent of all grant applications. 50 institutions from across the globe will receive grants funding for a variety of research and educational objectives, including a sorely-needed overhaul to radiology policy education.