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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.  

Facebook launched its Facebook Live feature in 2016, allowing users of the social media application to click a “go live” button and instantly stream live video to an audience. Can this broadcast platform be used effectively in radiology?

Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once wrote, “The medium is the message.” Now, in 2017, radiologist educators are using social media platforms to reach learners—and two authors are examining the benefits and constraints offered by media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A new state law in Colorado requires radiologists to include patients' breast density in mammography results letters, thanks to the research and advocacy of Centura Health radiologist and legislative chair for the Colorado Radiological Society Taj Kattapuram, MD.  


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Tower Radiology Centers partners with not-for-profit West Florida Health

Tower Radiology Centers, the largest physician owned and operated outpatient radiology practice in Tampa Bay, is partnering with West Florida Health, a jointly owned not-for-profit company.

Choosing the Leadership Path: It Takes a Mentor

Advocate Health launches a mentorship pilot program for female residents

RSNA 2016: Tweet, tweet: Doctors can’t ignore growing influence of social media

The rising popularity of social media platforms offers radiologists the opportunity to engage with patient and colleagues in a way that wasn’t previously possible.

RSNA 2016: Organizational change requires strong physician leadership

Academic medicine does a great job of producing physicians—but leaders? Not so much. A lack of effective leadership can paralyze an organization, making affecting change all but impossible according to a Sunday afternoon session at RSNA 2016.

RSNA 2016: It’s finally here!

Chicago watched its beloved Cubbies win the World Series earlier this month, and now the city welcomes the imaging industry for another exciting week of breaking news, fascinating presentations and state-of-the-art medical technology. What a fun November for the Windy City! With another RSNA officially underway at McCormick Place, what are you looking forward to the most this year? For me, it all boils down to one thing: the people. 

Radiologists should lead triage and training for nuclear terrorism

Because of their in-depth knowledge of the effects of radiation on the human body, radiologists have an important role in the response to a radiological mass casualty event. The profession has a responsibility to lead in triage, preparation and education, according to Donald Frush, MD, professor at Duke Radiology in Durham, North Carolina.

The spokesman radiologist: Influencing public health through outreach

Radiologists have a unique ability to affect public health by virtue of their central role in preventative medicine, primarily through cancer screening. As the care paradigm moves from volume to value, radiologists can improve screening through direct patient engagement and coordination with health providers, write Farouk Dako, MD, and colleagues.

The Ever-expanding Role of the Radiologist

Journalism, public relations, and marketing: Today’s specialists are expected to do it all

Who’s next? 3 tips for implementing a successful succession plan

Radiology groups must develop a thorough succession plan to ensure a smooth transition from one leader to the next, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

2 dos, 1 don't for marketing a radiology department

The focus of many radiology departments, dedicated practices and imaging centers is—as one might hopetheir patients. But without a successful business strategy, those departments may not survive another day to treat these individuals. A paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined some marketing options that could help make up part of that good business strategy.