Leadership

ACR 2016, the annual meeting of the American College of Radiology (ACR), is less than one month away. Cheri L. Canon, MD, ACR 2016 program chair, spoke with RadiologyBusiness.com about the upcoming meeting, which begins May 15 in Washington, D.C. 

Recent technological advances have changed the way residents learn new information. And according to a study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, it’s now time for instructors to consider changing the way they teach. 

Scott Seidelmann, founder and CEO of Candescent Health, spoke with RadiologyBusiness.com via telephone, providing insight into the current state of radiology and addressing some of the industry’s current challenges.

The success or failure of a radiology department can often be traced back to its leadership. A recent article published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology expanded on that, detailing some of the many habits and characteristics of an ineffective leader.

The American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2) recently met in New Orleans, and their discussion could prove to have a significant impact on an entire generation of young radiologists.

Customer service has increasingly been a focus across healthcare, spurred by an ever-shifting competitive landscape and the growing importance of quality measures for payment. Toby Edwards, CRA, director of imaging services at Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales, Fla., explains how imaging specialists can improve customer service.

Focused professional performance evaluations (FPPEs) are common in radiology. But what if the evaluation goes poorly? According to a recent article published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, if the evaluation reveals significant issues, management should attempt to work with the radiologist instead of simply firing them on the spot.

Finding the right mentor can be one of the most important steps in a young radiologist’s career. Frank J. Lexa, MD, spoke with RadiologyBusiness.com at length about the mentor/mentee relationship in radiology. 

Do you know your practice’s business strategy? Or, perhaps a more relevant question: Does your practice have a business strategy? 

On Dec. 17, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced that Amit Majmudar, MD, had been named the state’s first poet laureate. Majmudar writes fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. He is also a practicing radiologist, currently working for Radiology, Inc., in Columbus.

Three out of four radiology job postings are for private practices, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

According to a recent report from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the number of students enrolled in radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine programs was up in 2015, with the most significant increase coming in nuclear medicine programs.