Leadership & Workforce

The majority of self-employed physicians in imaging (51%) said they believe that 1%-25% of the drop in patient volume during the pandemic is permanent, according to new survey data.

The announcement comes the same day HIMSS said it will require attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to attend its Las Vegas conference in August.  

ACR President Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, introduced the group during her presidential address. 

While attending rads were involved in initial reports 100% of the time during the day, the number dropped to 69% on weekends and 33% overnight, according to a new survey. 

The AMA survey found that 49% of patient care physicians worked in doc-owned practices, down from 54% in 2018 and the largest two-year change since the survey started.

Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist John Benson, MD, believes 36-year-old Gretchen Butler's suicide in March revealed the "profound toll that work can have on physicians.” 

Kansas radiologist Kamran Ali, MD, and colleagues shared five take-home points for imaging providers seeking to retain their autonomy in the face of consolidation.  

Radiology researchers recommend using a holistic approach to hiring and deploying structured interviewing, they wrote recently. 

Massachusetts General recently detailed its experience creating a diversity, equity and inclusion committee in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

During his tenure, radiologist William Brody, MD, PhD, helped the Baltimore-based institution amass billions for its causes. 

Indiana University imaging experts see an opportunity for the specialty to learn from the tech offshoot's demise. 

There are numerous ways members of the specialty can go above and beyond to "wow" the healthcare consumer, ACR experts say. 

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

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