This much is crystal clear: a cultural divide exists between Millennials and their coworkers from older generations. Different generations have always had their disagreements, but this current clash is just a little more explosive than those of the past, and it spells trouble for both patient care and workplace chemistry.

It is common in today’s imaging industry to hear or read the complaints of more experienced physicians and technologists who dislike the way Millennials—most commonly referred to as individuals born between 1980 and 2000—carry themselves on the job. According to a recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, it is perfectly normal for such differences to exist between generations; what’s truly important is working to improve these professional relationships moving forward. 

Radiologists and other medical professionals often discuss cases on social media, but according to a recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, it is important to remember that those posts can potentially be accessed by anyone—including patients. 

According to Linda Womack, CRA, MHA, executive director of medical imaging at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, California, employees who feel engaged are more loyal, more energetic and much more willing to go above and beyond than those who are not engaged. She also said they take more pride in their work, which can directly lead to patients receiving better care. 

The “flipped classroom” learning approach—which involves students learning independently before applying what they learned inside interactive classrooms—has been shown to have a positive impact on radiology students, according to a study published in Academic Radiology.

Modern radiology educators have grown too reliant on “the known”—asking straightforward questions with only one correct answer—and should consider embracing “the unknown,” according to a recent editorial published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Imagine that you are managing a group of radiologists, and your oldest employee is working part-time. Other employees share their concern that the quality of this employee’s reports is lacking, potentially due to “cognitive decline.” How do you proceed? Two doctors presented four different imaging leaders with this hypothetical situation, asking each one what they would do.

Education can be accomplished in a number of ways. One popular method of teaching is through sheer repetition (the massed method), while others use a learning process spaced out over time (the interleaved method). But which is the most effective for radiologists?

Rare is the radiology practice of any size that has never had to sweat out the absence of one or more radiologists as unread non-emergent studies piled up.

Earlier this month, I interviewed Alexander Norbash, MD, chair and professor of radiology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, about leadership and a variety of other topics. When I asked him if he had any advice for radiologists who may be considering a leadership position in the near future, one of his answers made a significant impression on me. 

ProMedica and Stemedica Cell Technologies announced this week that they, along with the family of National Hockey League and World Hockey Association legend Gordie Howe, are collaborating on a three-year research project that will focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Members of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Young and Early Career Physician Section were recently asked to complete a survey about their current level of engagement in ACR committees, and current ACR leadership can learn valuable lessons from the members’ responses.