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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

10 young rads win RLI scholarships

The Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) has awarded 10 young radiologists with scholarships that will pay their way at the institute’s four-day summit in September.

RAD Women launches resource center for women in imaging informatics

RAD Women (RADxx), an initiative for the advancement of women in imaging fields, has launched an online resource center featuring educational content, professional development resources, and a calendar of meetings and events.

Why radiology needs defined image storage guidelines

Cloud data storage is getting really cheap—like storing-a-500-image-CT-study-for-50-cents cheap. The sheer economy of storing images online should make it standard, but a maze of regulation and expensive penalties make it difficult for imaging providers to navigate the issue, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Q&A: Chair of Kentucky rad tech society discusses legislative advocacy efforts

Radiology Business spoke with Jessica Stafford, Board Chair of the Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists, who discussed the group’s legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the radiologic science community.

ASRT CEO Sal Martino named an ASAE Fellow

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) CEO and executive director Sal Martino has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), joining the ranks of the less than 1 percent who earn this distinction.

Women increasingly involved in ACR leadership roles since 2001

To assess the trends of women in voluntary leadership roles in the American College of Radiology (ACR) from 2001 to 2015, researchers collected retrospective records from the organization's membership database.

7 common compliance errors in radiology practices—and how to avoid them

While radiology isn’t typically in the crosshairs of regulatory and investigative agencies, sloppy compliance practices could doom any imaging facility, according to a presentation at the Radiology Business Management Association’s 2017 PaRADigm meeting in Chicago.

8 leadership principles for a positive radiology group

Scott Hazelbaker, MS, director of radiology at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, revealed eight principles to creating a positive work environment at RBMA PaRADigm 2017 in Chicago.

Applications open for technologist safety grant from ASRT/Toshiba

Applications for a collaborative grant supporting radiologic technologist safety are now open, according to the ASRT Foundation and Toshiba Medical. Each year, the Safety FiRsT program awards two grants up to $7,000 since its inception in 2015.

As Millennials Get to Work, Leaders in Radiology are Faced with a New Set of Challenges

More and more millennials—most commonly referred to as individuals born between 1980 and 2000—are completing their training and officially entering the radiology workforce. It’s an exciting time for those men and women, proof that their years of dedication and hard work have truly paid off ... but the influx of young workers also has resulted in elevating frustration levels across radiology groups throughout the country.