Leadership

Women were as productive as men in academic interventional radiology (IR) from 2006 to 2017, according to new research published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The authors also found no signs of collaborative or citation discrimination against women, showing that the academic IR community is “inclusive of its female constituents.”

Etta Pisano, MD, has been named chief research officer of the American College of Radiology (ACR). She is the first woman to hold this position for the ACR.

Siemens Healthineers announced this week that Jane Kilkenny is the company’s new vice president of U.S. magnetic resonance (MR) business management.

GE Healthcare still plans to separate into an independent company after General Electric named a new chairman and CEO, according to a report by CNBC.

The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) awarded its highest honor, the 2018 Gold Medal Award, to Robert J. Gillies, PhD, for his “renowned dedication to the molecular imaging community and revolutionary contributions to the field.”

Computerized speech recognition software has traditionally been used within the bounds of clinical radiology. But a new report in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology by Boston researchers suggests the software may also be useful in the development of academic papers in radiology.

Susan G. Komen has announced the winners of this year’s Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction, which “recognize advances in both our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of breast cancer and the clinical setting.”

Imaging leaders should encourage and promote the use of robust dialogue, according to a new commentary published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. By taking part in more reasoned arguments and debates, the authors argued, radiologists can improve the quality of care they provide to patients.

The 2018 International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will focus exclusively on cardiac imaging. Like previous years, IDoR 2018 will be celebrated on Nov. 8—the date Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the “father of diagnostic radiology,” discovered the existence of x-rays in 1895.

Finance is a language. But even more to the point for radiologists—or, at least, the ones who wish to help future-proof their practices and, along the way, advance the profession as a whole—it’s the language of leadership.

NorthStar Medical Technologies, the Beloit, Wisconsin-based parent company of NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, has appointed Stephen Merrick as president and CEO. Merrick was first hired in 2016 as the company’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) announced it has topped 82,000 members around the world. It hopes to reach 100,000 by the end of November.