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December 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Radiologist Job: Breast and Body Imager at Columbia University

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a clinical faculty position in Breast Imaging / Body Imaging. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will include patient care, active participation in resident and fellowship education, and participation in clinical and/or basic research. Position includes all aspects of breast imaging and…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 27, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

Radiologist Job: University of Pennsylvania Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging

The Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Track and rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will be accomplished in the area of Radiology. Expertise in the specific area of Musculoskeletal Imaging is required. Responsibilities include leading an internationally recognized program…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 27, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Airport scanner cancer risk - for frequent fliers, is it a concern?

PBS NewsHour performs an in-depth documentary reviewing backscatter airport scanner technology regarding cancer risk. Both sides of the argument are presented with interviews from TSA officials, inventors of the technology, and scientists who question the safety of backscatter radiation in airport security screening.…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

dermatologic ultrasound

I would like to share these two web sites about skin ultrasound: www.sonoskin.com and www.skinultrasoundschool.com

Added by Ximena Wortsman on December 14, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Radiology Reimbursement Update: Imaging Cuts in 2012 Medicare Final Rule Unfounded and Potentially Dangerous

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- in response to American College of Radiology data and a furious response from the imaging community -- revised the multiple procedure payment reduction for interpretation of imaging from 50 percent to 25 percent, the 25 percent cut is still unfounded and potentially dangerous. The unanticipated…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Flawed Data in BMJ Mammography Study

Discredited and obsolete data used in Raftery and Chorozoglou, published Dec. 8 in the British Medical Journal, underestimated lives saved by mammography screening by half. The authors’ comparison of anxiety from false positives to breast cancer deaths is also questionable.

“The estimated 15 percent reduction in breast cancer deaths used in this study is the same used in 2009 by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. That estimate has been discredited by a series of large…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 9, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Radiologist sentenced to prison in Atlanta

(ATLANTA) - Rajashahker Reddy, a radiologist who formerly owned a prominent radiology practice, was recently sentenced to prison on healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud. He will be in prison for four years, six months in total followed by three years of supervised release. Furthermore, the court also issued a fine of up to $15,000. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount over $900,000+.

Details of the trial rev lea that Dr. Reddy submitted and signed thousands of…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 8, 2011 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Paul Chang MD discusses Radiology Informatics at RSNA 2011

You can't improve what you don't measure, says Paul Chang in this video clip from RSNA 2011. He thinks radiology practices should follow other businesses and adopt business analytics and key performance indicators.  To view other exclusive videos of luminaries in radiology, please visit the Diagnostic Imaging Conference Reports for RSNA…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 7, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

NeuroLogica BodyTom

NeuroLogica is an innovative company that specializes in making portable medical imaging equipment.  NeuroLogica's is known for other successes such as the CereTom, a portable Head CT scanner.  Recently, they have obtained FDA clearance for its BodyTom full body portable CT scanner - yet another amazing innovation.

 

According to NeuroLogica's website, the BodyTom is the newest offering in portable…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 3, 2011 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Holman Pathway: ABR encouraging more Radiology and Radiation Oncology Residents towards an Academic Career

The American Board of Radiology recognizes the shortage of physician investigators in diagnostic radiology and in radiation oncology. To address this shortage, a research pathway has been designed for individuals to simultaneously train in diagnostic radiology or radiation oncology and in basic science, clinical, or translational investigation. This new pathway is called the "ABR Holman Research Pathway," named for B. Leonard Holman, M.D., who first proposed this…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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