The current generation of medical students are closing a well-established gender gap, but radiology still ranks 11th on women’s preferred specialty lists, while it falls fifth on men’s, researchers have reported in Academic Radiology.
As radiologists continue to embrace a more tech-savvy generation of medical students, adapt to life alongside artificial intelligence (AI) and churn out practice-changing studies, just one thing is missing, according to researchers in the Journal of the American College of Radiology: more women.
Seeking second-opinion interpretations of breast imaging studies in patients not presently diagnosed with breast cancer can provide significant value, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Updating hospital protocols can reduce the frequency of oversedation events during invasive radiology procedures, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Swapping traditional paper checklists for digital alternatives could cut the time physicists and dosimetrists spend on quality assurance (QA) within radiation therapy, researchers have reported in Practical Radiology Oncology. But it’s still unclear whether an electronic approach will really improve patient safety or quality of care.
Physician burnout has a lot to do with democracy, Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month—and radiologists should be following the lead of the American College of Radiology (ACR) to combat it.
Reporting safety concerns in radiology is a practice that’s been growing in the U.S. alongside increasing awareness of incident learning systems. It’s also one that’s prompting physicians to look into where—and how often—safety hazards are appearing in daily practice.
Radiology department employees are expected to report safety concerns, ensuring that their patients are cared for in the safest environment possible. However, according to a new study published in Radiology, employees don’t always report such issues.
Most women with extremely dense breasts who decline the invitation to receive supplemental MRI after a negative mammogram do so because of “MRI-related inconveniences” or anxiety, according to a new study published by Clinical Radiology.
Granting radiology patients access to online patient portals is growing transparency in the field, Atlanta radiologist Nadja Kadom, MD, and colleagues have reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology—but a lack of health literacy across the country is compromising the success of such an idea.
Nerves before an MRI are normal—up to 37 percent of patients report either moderate or high levels of anxiety leading up to an exam—and this apprehension can have physical consequences that render an entire scanning experience useless, first author J.R. Tugwell and colleagues wrote in Radiography this month.
Around 3 percent of radiology patients miss pre-scheduled imaging appointments at any given time, researchers out of the University of Washington report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology—but mammography and ultrasound see no-show rates more than double that.
Medical device recalls increased 126 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Stericycle Expert Solutions. More than 208 million units were included in 343 separate recalls. The average recall affected 607,000 units.
Medical students today are largely unprepared for standard radiologic interpretation as interns, according to research published in Academic Radiology this May. That lack of knowledge could be costing U.S. healthcare.
Creating a specific report template for chest CT angiographic (CTA) examinations for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) helps radiologists provide clinicians with more information, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
In today’s era of quality over quantity, it’s important for radiologists to demonstrate their value by delivering high-quality radiology reports to clinicians. In some specialties, however, the clinicians don’t always necessarily view the full radiology reports or the images that accompany the reports.
California’s breast density law is scheduled to expire in January 2019. To gauge the feelings of people most affected by this possible expiration, Are You Dense and Are You Dense Advocacy surveyed more than 500 women between the ages of 40 and 74 who live in California and have had a mammogram within the last two years.
Putting together a radiology elective that takes post-grads overseas for global outreach is a complex process, but it’s well worth the skills gained in confronting unfamiliar medical situations and learning to practice in resource-limited environments, according to a team of radiologists from across the country.
Radiology residents and medical students alike are driven more by fulfilling careers, work-life balance and interest in their specialty than financial aspirations or the job market itself, according to a Journal of the American College of Radiology-published study, suggesting trainees select a medical path based more on social and intrinsic motivations and less on external successes.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Medical Association (AMA) recommend that patient education resources be written between a third- and seventh-grade reading level to ensure a maximum number of patients can comprehend the information.