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ARRS Figley Fellowship Applications now being accepted...

Call for Figley Fellowship Applications



The deadline for Figley Fellowship applications is October 16. ARRS offers one-month annual fellowships in radiology journalism designed to improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, training manuscript reviewers and future editors, and providing core teachers of medical journalism in radiology departments around the country.



The fellowship curriculum includes the fundamentals of… Continue

Added by Member Services on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

ACR Legislative ACTION ALERT: Please Call Your Senator to Support Reduced Utilization Rate Increase

Chairman Max Baucus of the Senate Finance Committee released his recommendations for health care reform recently and included several provisions that could have a direct impact on diagnostic imaging technical component (TC) reimbursement. Whereas proposals in the House of Representatives and the Administration have all increased the equipment utilization formula from the current 50% to 90% for CT, MR, PET and nuclear medicine equipment, Chairman Baucus has agreed with the protestations from the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 22, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

ACR Case in Point Preview for the Week September 7th



Preview of this week's case in point! Please visit ACR Case in Point for your radiology cases today!



Monday, September 7

67-year-old female with vertigo induced by loud noises



Tuesday, September 8

2-day-old boy with abdominal distention and no passage of stool since birth. Diabetic mother



Wednesday, September 9

50-year-old male with pain in… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 8, 2009 at 12:58pm — No Comments

LI-RADS - ACR Initiative to Improve Quality and Patient Care

ACR Creates LI-RADS Committee to Standardize Reporting for HCC



The ACR has convened a LI-RADS (Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System) Committee to develop a system for standardized reporting and data collection for CT and MR imaging surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).



The production of CT-MR LI-RADS will:



- Reduce the frequency of technically inadequate examinations by specifying minimum acceptable technical parameters for CT and MR surveillance… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 4, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

ACR Members Urge House Rural Caucus Against Use of RBMs in Medicare and Change in Equipment Utilization Rate at Capitol Hill Briefing

ACR members Cassandra Foens, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at Covenant Cancer Treatment Center in Waterloo, Iowa, James P. Borgstede, M.D., vice chair of radiology at the University of Colorado, and Michael M. Graham, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of radiology and director or nuclear medicine at the University of Iowa, urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives Rural Caucus against using radiology benefits managers (RBMs) in the Medicare system and against a proposed imaging… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ACR Education Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

ACR Education Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary



More Than 800 Physicians Attend Radiology’s “Classroom of the Future” in First 12 Months



Curriculum to Expand in the Year Ahead



Reston, Va. — On June 20, 2009, the American College of Radiology Education Center, “radiology’s classroom of the future,” marked the completion of a tremendous first year of operation. During the first 12 months, the state-of-the-art Center enabled more than 800 physicians to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ACR Image Metrix™ to Provide Image and Data Infrastructure for Randomized PET/CT Bone Imaging Clinical Trial

(May 13, 2009; Philadelphia, PA) – American College of Radiology (ACR) Image Metrix™ has been chosen by the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI) to provide data and image storage infrastructure for a new study to compare the effectiveness of conventional planar 99mTc-MDP bone imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride PET/CT (18F-NaF) at detecting bony metastases in patients with breast, prostate and non–small-cell lung cancers.



The protocol was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Food and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 13, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

RTOG Study Finds Less Salivary Gland Toxicity in Patients Treated with IMRT for Oropharyngeal Cancer

Boston – A multicenter trial testing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for patients with early stage oropharyngeal cancer showed a reduction in long-term salivary toxicity while achieving good tumor control according to new research from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) 50th Annual Meeting in Boston. RTOG, an NCI-funded national clinical trials… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 24, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

ACR Response to GAO Imaging Report: No RBMs Needed

ACR Response to GAO Imaging Report: No RBMs Needed



July 15, 2008, Reston, Va. — The American College of Radiology has reviewed the GAO’s report on imaging growth and shares many of the report’s concerns regarding the cost, quality and safety of imaging services. The College agrees with the report’s findings that financial incentives for physicians are a primary driver for the dramatic and costly growth of in-office imaging.



However, the ACR does not support GAO’s… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 17, 2008 at 1:49am — No Comments

US Political and Medicine News: Senate Passes Medicare Physician Payment Legislation 69-30

Senate Passes Medicare Physician Payment Legislation 69-30



On July 9 the Senate overcame partisan gridlock and passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) by a tally of 69-30. This vote total represents the necessary support to override a potential veto by President Bush. Several senators switched their stance from the last time the Senate voted on identical legislation July 26. Intense lobbying and grassroots by the physician community and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 10, 2008 at 6:42am — No Comments

Medical Physicists Key to “Image Gently™” Success Campaign aimed at prudent pediatric imaging continues strong national push

Medical Physicists Key to “Image Gently™” Success Campaign aimed at prudent pediatric imaging continues strong national push



Since the Jan. 22 inauguration of the Image Gently™ campaign, the message from the four charter members of the Alliance for Safety in Pediatric Imaging — the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the ACR, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine — has been directed at the nation’s radiologists and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 26, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

More Than 1,000 Imaging Providers Pledge to “Image Gently”

More Than 1,000 Imaging Providers Pledge to “Image Gently”



Since the Jan. 22 launch of the “Image Gently” campaign (www.imagegently.org), more than 1,000 imaging providers, representing more than 800 facilities nationwide, have taken the Image Gently pledge to reduce the radiation dose estimate used in the performance of computed tomography (CT) scans on children.





The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging launched… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2008 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

ACR and ARRS Merger?

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American College of Radiology and American Roentgen Ray Society have announced that there is intensive discussion regarding a merger of the two very large and successful radiology societies. An FAQ was release by the ACR at their annual meeting which basically states the following:



FAQs



Why is the college considering this?

- There are 55 separate radiology organizations, and that this dissipates resources in terms of both… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 21, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

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