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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – May 2008 Archive (13)

New website discovery: RSNA RCollaboration

As the Internet evolves, we have discovered yet another new and exciting site for Radiology! Just like radRounds, RCollaboration offers many Web 2.0 social networking functions.



Attached below is a flyer for RCollaboration (http://www.rcollaboration.org). But in a nutshell...



"The goal of RCollaboration is to build a radiology learning community around content, conversations, and connections."



RCollaboration has two components:

1. Personal learning log -… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 31, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Radiologists Need to “Image Gently” Attention to Decreasing CT Dose for Pediatric Patients is a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

Radiologists Need to “Image Gently” Attention to Decreasing CT Dose for Pediatric Patients is a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime



As the Image Gently campaign shifts into high gear since its Jan. 22 launch, ACR officials report a “strong, positive reception” from its target audience: the nation’s physicians, radiologic technologists and medical physicists who serve a primary role in medical imaging.



The campaign is sponsored by the Alliance for Safety in Pediatric Imaging, whose… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2008 at 1:30pm — 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

“Image Gently” Pediatric Campaign Underway Educates Providers of Pediatric Imaging on the Need to “Child-Size” Radiation Dose

“Image Gently” Pediatric Campaign Underway Educates Providers of Pediatric Imaging on the Need to “Child-Size” Radiation Dose



On Jan. 22, 2008, the charter members of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging — the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine — launched the highly anticipated Image Gently campaign, a national initiative that will… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2008 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

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

radRounds is now over 520 members!

radRounds is now over 520 members!

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 22, 2008 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

ACR Meeting Update: RADPAC on track for record contributions and great success

On Tuesday, May 20th, the ACR (American College of Radiology) held its RADPAC Gala. The RADPAC efforts are on track for record participation under the leadership of the esteemed Dr. James Thrall of Massachusetts General Hospital. The night was filled with active participation of over 750 radiologists and radiation oncologists from throughout the country. This dinner marks the eve of the ACR's Capital Hill Day on May 21st.



The night featured Congressman, House of Representative of New… Continue

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

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

A brief note about posting cases...

We will start listing our top 5 radRounds case contributors! Please see our front page.

As far as other caveats and preferences, we here love one image cases--but that is not to say, upload multiple images showing cool stuff. We love those too!



But no worries if you only have one image--please do share and if you need help with anything (for educational purposes), please upload for the community to discuss.



Also, please make sure you have the right to distribute the…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 15, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Radiologist salary falls per Auntminnie!

Check out the latest research by Auntminnie.com. By report, radiologist salaries fell in 2008 when compared to 2007. To go to their radiology salary report click on the link here:

http://www.auntminnie.com/index.asp?Sec=sup&Sub=imc&Pag=dis&ItemId=81063&wf=2511&d=1

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 13, 2008 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Wow - OsiriX will host a training course at Apple Headquarters! Check out this unique opportunity.

OsiriX Training Course - 12/13 Sept 2008 - Cupertino, USA

The first hands-on OsiriX Training Course is organized to be held at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. The two-day course will be given by the

OsiriX development team from Geneva with a special attention to

providing appropriate training for physicians and radiologists who want

to use the software for their clinical practice. Given…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 13, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

For all your "poor MDs": Great site for radiologists and residents for financial advice!

We just came across a great site that provides highly useful information for residents, medical students, and even beyond--for the education of those in healthcare in the matters of money.



The site is called "PoorMD" by James, a radiology resident! Smart in multiple respects, not only in clinical skills. Visit his site--it provides alot of great tips and insights.



Poor MD: Money $marts for M.D.'s (aka "Money Dummies")



"If you aced your SAT's, smoked the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 12, 2008 at 1:55am — No Comments

Info from the FDA: Questions and Answers on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

Questions and Answers on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (as published from the FDA)



1. What information is new since the Questions and Answers from December 2006?

Since December 2006, FDA has continued to investigate reports of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients who received gadolinium-based

contrast agents (GBCAs) to help define risk factors for NSF.

In addition, the FDA has…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 4, 2008 at 4:22pm — No Comments

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