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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – May 2010 Archive (29)

Auntminnie defined by Auntminnie.com

Check out this great video by Auntminnie.com in which they define what an auntminnie… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

John A. Patti, MD, Elected Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors

ACR Names New Officers



Reston, VA —John A. Patti, MD, FACR of Boston, MA, has been elected chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. Dr. Patti officially took office during the ACR 87th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference, held in Washington, DC, May 15-19, 2010. He will serve as chair from May 2010 to May 2011, and thereafter will be eligible to be re-elected for an additional year.



Dr.Patti is a radiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 31, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

ACR Case in Point for Week of May 31st, 2010

Please visit ACR's Case in Point Website for this week's cases! http://caseinpoint.acr.org

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 31, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

Combined probes in PET scan reveal immune system cell function

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- A commonly used probe for PET scanning and a new probe developed by researchers at UCLA reveal different functions in diverse cells of the immune system, providing a much clearer picture of an immune response in action.



The probes are FDG, which measures cellular glucose metabolism, and FAC, which was developed at UCLA and which measures the activity of a distinct biochemical pathway. They have been found to work better when used in combination than either… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 30, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Radiologist Job Boards and Resources - Roundup

Check out these useful websites for radiologist jobs... times are tough. Utilize networking and your professional contacts for the highest yield discovery of the best jobs! The best jobs are unpublished but keep in mind some great ones are on the following job boards:


ACR Career Center and Job Board:


RSNA Career Connection:…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 29, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Teleradiology Market Evolves: Virtual Radiologic announces its acquisition for $294 million

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Virtual Radiologic, one of the nation’s two publicly traded teleradiology companies, has agreed to be acquired by Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm, for $17.25 per share in cash, the companies announced Tuesday.



The offer price represents a premium of 41.7% over the $12.18 30-day…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 29, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

ABR Oral Exam Results

We at radRounds would like to extend a warm congratulations and good luck to all ABR oral board candidates as well as all the radiology residency classes of 2010! A job well done.

Best regards,
the radRounds Radiology Network Team

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

ACR Quality and Safety Meeting

Are you concerned with ensuring patient safety while keeping your overhead in check? Attend the ACR meeting, Maximizing Value in Radiology Through Quality and Safety Improvements, Oct. 22–23, 2010, and discover how you can focus on quality, improve your bottom line — and enhance patient satisfaction. This comprehensive, 2-day meeting features 30 sessions on important topics including:



"Just do it" Radiology: Our Biggest Source of Harm

How to Implement Appropriate… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Breast Imaging Review by Springer (Featured New Book Release)

A Quick Guide to Essential Diagnoses


Breast Imaging Review: A Quick Guide to Essential Diagnoses serves as a quick review of essential radiology findings for interpreting multimodality images of the breast. The book includes 92 easy-to-read cases presenting common diagnoses, with over 360 high- quality figures encompassing mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and PET images. Also included are concise pearls covering the basics of interventional breast procedures,…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

ACR News: PECOS Enrollment Deadline for Referring Physicians Clarified

(ACR) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an open door forum to clarify the May 5, 2010, federal register notice announcement that the referring or ordering physician is required to establish an enrollment record in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

ACR News: Physician Groups File Lawsuit Against FTC Red Flags Rule

(ACR) - According to a news release issued by the American Medical Association (AMA), on May 21, the AMA, American Osteopathic Association and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to prevent the Federal Trade… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Merge Healthcare to Showcase Comprehensive Medical Imaging I.T. Solutions Portfolio at Upcoming Events

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ:MRGE), a leading Health IT solutions provider, is taking its newly-expanded medical imaging product portfolio on the road over the next few weeks to several upcoming trade shows. At all of the conferences, Merge will introduce customers to new mobile solutions for enhancing the patient experience in health IT.



Merge is highlighting a comprehensive radiology solution suite at the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA)… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

ACR Case in Point Preview for this Week

Please visit http://caseinpoint.acr.org for the great cases of the week!

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 24, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

ACR Contrast Manual Version 7 now available!

The ACR has just announced the publication of the latest version of the ACR Contrast Manual now on its seventh iteration! It is now no longer a PDF document and is a web-only resource to allow for constant updates. Please visit the following website to read more about contrast reactions and the latest guidelines issued by the American College of Radiology regarding all procedures and guidelines pertaining to contrast administration/safety.…


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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 20, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

ACR AMCLC Presentations Continue

The American College of Radiology announced in an "AMCLC Daily Wrap Up" that "Daniel Picus, MD, FACR, RCC, chair of the ACR Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (C&N), reported a busy year for C&N with 42 new codes, 30 deletions, and 25 revisions related to radiology that are expected to go into effect January 2011." But, "while new codes are, on the whole, positive for radiology, the development of new codes doesn't come without risk." Meanwhile, "managed care payers, said Mark O.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 20, 2010 at 8:55am — No Comments

Productivity-based compensation: why it’s such a challenge

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- At best, productivity-based compensation is a hot topic; at worst, it is potentially the downfall of those promoting it—if not threatening to the very survival of a group. Are there groups compensating on a productivity-based model? Yes, but very few.



As technology has improved productivity of radiologists overall, it has also contributed to the disparity between those at the top of the production scale and those at the bottom. In a typical group, there are… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 19, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Of skin-colored gowns and brain MRI

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Every so often you come across an idea that has so much merit you can’t imagine why somebody hadn’t come up with it before. Such is the case with hospital gowns matched to a patient’s skin color. Although sky blue and forest green might be stunning on the right patient, it is hard to imagine either one helping docs spot signs of diseases that can be found in skin color changes.



Human eyes are hardwired to detect these changes, say the folks at Rensselaer… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AMCLC Daily Wrap Up: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 18, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Leadership and new thinking needed to preserve hospital practice contracts

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The landscape for hospital-based radiologists has shifted dramatically in the last couple of years and they’ll need to update their thinking if they hope to preserve their hospital contracts, and perhaps, a significant role in medicine, a pair of presenters said Sunday at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in San Diego.



Speaking with Diagnostic Imaging in advance of a special forum on practice business issues, Drs. Lawrence Muroff and Alan Kaye… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AMCLC Daily Wrap Up: Monday, May 17, 2010

Securing Radiology’s Place in Health Care

Speakers report on residents, research, and the specialty’s relationships.…

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 17, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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