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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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Negotiation Bootcamp

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Giving Patients Their Due—Results

Enough talk about it, just do it

Fitzgerald signs on as GM of Richardson Healthcare

Pat Fitzgerald was named executive vice president and general manager of Richardson Healthcare, a newly formed business unit of Richardson Electronics that will focus on high quality replacement parts for the diagnostic imaging equipment market.

WellPoint to morph into Anthem

WellPoint will shed its name and assume the consumer-facing Anthem name in a strategic brand move designed to better align the company’s corporate and product brands as healthcare shifts to a more consumer-centric marketplace.

Roberts fends off Wolf in Kansas primary

Tea Party-backed radiologist Milton Wolf, MD, lost his bid to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan) in a hotly contested Kansas primary race. With more than 98% of precincts reporting, Roberts bested Wolf 48% to Wolf’s 41% of the vote, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wahl succeeds Jost as Washington University radiology chair

The Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has selected one of its own, alumni Richard L. Wahl, MD, as Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and chair of the radiology department. Wahl, whose cutting-edge research resulted in the development of immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also was named director of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

A southern gentleman with an activist agenda

I had the privilege of spending ten minutes on the telephone with William T. Thorwarth, Jr, MD, earlier this week for the purpose of checking in with the ACR’s new CEO and listening to his top-of-mind concerns.

ACR CEO William T. Thorwarth, Jr, MD: Apathy is radiology’s greatest threat

On April 14, 2014, William T. Thorwarth, Jr, MD, left behind 30 years of clinical practice with Catawba Radiological Associates to officially take the reins of the American College of Radiology.

Philips Healthcare chief DiSanzo departs

Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare, has left the company in advance of quarterly results anticipated to fall short of expectations. Philips’ top executive Frans Van Houten, CEO, will manage the group, with healthcare business units reporting directly to him.