At the American College of Radiology’s 2019 meeting last May, speaker after speaker stepped up to the open microphone in the ballroom of a Washington, D.C., hotel to vent their displeasure with the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and its maintenance of certification (MOC) program.

Ahead of print in Radiology Business Journal: As private medical practices continue feeling the squeeze of consolidation across U.S. healthcare, many radiology groups are considering acquisition offers from physician practice management companies (PPMCs).

A funny thing happened on the way to the printer with this issue of RBJ. In an email exchange, a radiologist who’d spoken with one of our reporters let me know he had more to say on the combustible subject about which he’d been interviewed. 

A midsize private practice blooms where planted.

"There’s so much to be excited about going forward," she told Radiology Business Journal Editor Dave Pearson in an exclusive interview. 

We sought out a handful of radiology executives, directors and managers who started out as radiologic technologists. They share their stories, talk about radiology’s present challenges and offer tips for today’s techs hoping to become tomorrow’s leaders.

A machine able to interpret diagnostic imaging studies better than radiologists has long been foreseen, yet its arrival comes almost as a surprise. We have underestimated the potential of AI to perform the kinds of work we do.

Despite authoritative voices reassuring radiologists that artificial intelligence will never seriously cull their workforce, speculation to the contrary continues. In fact, some of the prognosticators most certain about likely job losses are radiologists themselves.

RSNA 2019 attendees wishing to see radiology through the eyes of an astute nonradiologist will find what they’re looking for when Abraham Verghese, MD, takes the mic at the opening session. 

RSNA President Jackson, a breast specialist whose other appointments include executive director of the American Board of Radiology and Eugene C. Klatte Professor Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine, took RBJ’s questions on her upcoming talk and other topics. 

Here are strategies that, taken together, give a radiology practice or department the ability to successfully triage, track and hire the best doctor for the job.

The right time for an appraisal is any time an employer—or an employee—feels communication on performance is necessary and appropriate.

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