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The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on the campus of the University of South Florida is offering a paid one-year fellowship position dedicated to…Continue
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A progressive, medium sized, DC-based radiology group is looking to add a radiologist with a breast imaging fellowship. The position will be largely breast, but the new hire will need to be…Continue
Started Nov 24, 2011
Charlotte Radiology, the area’s imaging experts seeks ABR Board-certified diagnostic radiologists to join its group of Nighthawk Radiologists. This prestigious group has served the Mecklenburg and…Continue
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Reston, Va. (May 16, 2013) — Health care in the U.S. is changing, and radiologists, at all career levels, need to obtain the leadership skills necessary to adapt to these changes and keep radiology as central to the delivery of high quality medical care. In response to this growing need, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Foundation recently launched a national fundraising campaign called…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 8:12pm
If you are a radiologist, how is your income compared to your peers? Medscape recently completed a radiologist compensation survey. See the results here. Over 22,000 radiologists were surveyed.
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Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:51am
Reston, Va. (April 16, 2013) — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in each of the ACCME’s 22 accreditation criteria. This honorable designation is achieved by approximately 21 percent…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:16pm
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) - When you spend most of your waking hours each week at work, good relationships with colleagues go a long way in helping you improve your performance, and you’d likely feel less stressed. Often in radiology, much attention is paid to improving relations with referring physicians. What about your…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am
Reston, Va. (Feb. 20, 2013) — Since its launch, less than two years ago, over five million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly three million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry™ (DIR) — bringing the ACR closer to establishing national benchmarks for CT dose indices which will help ensure patients receive safe, quality imaging care.
The DIR is a radiology data registry that provides standardized,…Continue
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 3:13pm
Posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment
Reston, Va. (Jan. 9, 2013) — According to an article in the January issue of the ACR Bulletin, the ACR recently donated a one-of-kind film of Marie Curie receiving the ACR Gold Medal in 1931 to the Curie Museum in Paris. Famous for the discovery of polonium and radium, Curie was recognized by the ACR for her significant contributions to the field of radiology.
For 81 years the film…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment
Reston, VA (Jan. 10, 2013) — Availability of CT colonography (CTC), commonly known as virtual colonoscopy, is increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates across military medical facilities. Inclusion of CTC as a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set® (HEDIS®)-compliant colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test can potentially raise overall screening rates, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2013 at 11:12pm
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The rhetoric is off the charts: This is an election that will change everything for radiologists, for the medical profession, for the future of health care. According to this school of thought, the man who takes the White House will have a hand in determining reimbursement, setting health policy, defining quality and even allowing the independent practice of radiology to survive.
But the truth may be more nuanced — health care reform isn’t an…Continue
Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:22am
Special Journal Issue Focuses on Radiology’s Role in Health Care Reform
Reston, Va. (Sept. 27, 2012) — To be published online Monday, Oct. 1, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology will focus on health policy and radiology’s role in health care reform. Topics to be covered include utilization management in radiology, clinical decision support, value-based health care payment systems and patient-centered outcomes in imaging.
“Health care reform will…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 1:00am
Radiologists Develop Evidence-Based Guidelines to Help Physicians Manage Patients with Acute Low Back Pain
Reston, Va. (Sept. 27, 2012) — According to an article in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, radiologists at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, and Georgia Health Sciences University, in Augusta, Ga., have developed evidence-based guidelines to assist physicians with the process of managing patients with acute low back pain. Low back pain…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:30am
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Feeling stressed out or lacking motivation when you read studies? If so, you have lots of company.
Radiologists rank among the top five specialties that experience the greatest frequency of burnout, according to a recent Archives of Internal Medicine study. Nearly half of radiologists reported at least one symptom of burnout. Only providers in emergency medicine, general internal medicine, family medicine, and neurology are at equal or greater risk for this…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:00pm
(NEW YORK, NY) - An owner of a Queens based radiology practice, Ting Huan Tai was arrested by federal authorities for over $30 million in medicare and medicaid fraud. Allegedly, he and conspirators were billing for radiology services that were never actually performed under a former radiologist's name. The federal authorities have seized assets including a Lamborghini and other items. Ting Huan Tai is currently on a $2 million bond as the investigation continues.
Posted on September 1, 2012 at 12:29am
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) have announced an agreement making ACPE the newest affiliate organization of the ACR’s Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). As a result of this affiliation, select ACPE courses will become a part of the RLI curriculum, allowing RLI participants to earn both RLI credits and ACPE credits. RLI participants can also use the credits they earn from other ACPE approved RLI courses toward an advanced…Continue
Posted on August 13, 2012 at 11:25am
Reston, Va. (July 25, 2012) — A study (Lee and Levy) published in the August issue of Health Affairs reconfirms results of previous studies that imaging use in Medicare is down significantly over the last several years (Moran Report) and that imaging is among the slowest growing of all physician services among privately insured Americans (Health Care Cost Institute). However, the list of factors cited for this decline is incomplete and the drop in imaging use is not without adverse…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2012 at 10:56pm
Imaging Cuts in Proposed 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule Rule Potentially Dangerous, Unfounded and Unnecessary
Reston, Va. (July 9, 2012) – Extreme cuts to funding for medical imaging scans in the Medicare Fee Schedule Proposed Rule — particularly an expansion of the multiple procedure payment reduction for interpretation of scans performed on the same patient, in the same session on the same day, to all providers in the same practice or hospital — are unnecessary, unfounded and undermine…Continue
Posted on July 9, 2012 at 9:27am
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 9:16am — 1 Comment
Wanted: Radiology residents for Section Editors for new online review question bank and test review book.
In this exciting opportunity you get to work with faculty from MGH and help write multiple choice boards-style review questions for the new ABR core exam. Section Editors will write questions in breast, body, cardiac, GI/GU, IR, MSK, neuro, nucs, peds, reproductive, thoracic, and US imaging. Questions and associated images can be written at your leisure…Continue
Posted on June 19, 2012 at 4:30am
Initial results of the RTOG 9804, the first randomized, multi-center trial evaluating treatment with radiation therapy vs. observation) for women with “good risk” ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), will be presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology 2012 Annual Meeting.
Philadelphia, PA (June 1, 2012) — Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — the earliest and most curable breast cancer — accounts for approximately 20% of all new diagnoses. Prior studies of participants…Continue
Posted on June 4, 2012 at 9:28am
(JACKSONVILLE, FL) -- Radiologic Technologist at Mayo Clinic Pleads Guilty to Infecting Patients with Hepatitis C. He has pleaded guilty for at least 10 crimes where he swapped out syringes that were infected with Hepatitis C. He worked at Mayo from 2004 to 2010 and he himself was infected with Hep C. He admitted to contaminating syringes by injecting himself with Fentanyl and refilled empty syringes with saline, ultimately…Continue
Posted on May 11, 2012 at 10:00pm