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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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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.

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.

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