Conferences

Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT, was elected 2018-2019 president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section (SNMMI-TS) at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

The annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, now in its fifth year, is scheduled for Nov. 15-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group is scheduled to host a scientific session on various benefits of weight-bearing extremity CT exams July 12 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

LeAnn Shannon, MD, a second-year diagnostic radiology resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2018 Certificate of Merit for her exhibit at the 118th ARRS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

An abscess is one of the few breast-specific emergencies that require urgent treatment in emergency departments (EDs). A new study, presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, found that ED environments generate unnecessary exams in addition to some that incompletely identify malignancies.

The peer review model traditionally found in radiology is slowly losing ground as many it not ideal for examining mistakes. At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, David Larson, MD, MBA, with the Stanford University School of Medicine, explained why peer learning is a better option for organizations and practices to use when analyzing interpretation errors.

Radiologists are no longer only the diagnostician’s doctor. With increased transparency in healthcare, patients are provided with greater access to their radiology reports. Patients are taking an active role in their health—and a flash drive of images from their radiologist simply is not good enough.

The radiology report is undoubtedly the most important work product submitted by radiologists.

Millennials aren't the only ones becoming increasingly advanced with using social media; to the surprise of many, radiologists are also among them.

Mentor/mentee relationships are crucial in any healthcare specialty, and radiology is no exception. At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, Alexander Norbash, MD, shared some lessons he has learned over the years while working to help develop strong relationships between mentors and mentees.

The term “STAT” implies urgency: act immediately. But when clinicians overuse that designation, it becomes more difficult and time-consuming to distinguish true emergencies from cases that can wait, said Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD, a diagnostic radiology resident at Emory University School of Medicine.

Basing research and best practices on evidence is nothing new. But for radiologists to best represent their professions to federal lawmakers and regulators, their advocacy should be evidence-based, argued Emory University’s Rich Duszak, MD, professor and vice chair for health policy and practice at the school’s Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.