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ACR Resident and Fellow Section E-News

November 2008



For questions and responses contact:

ACR Resident and Fellow Section

1891 Preston White Dr

Reston, VA 20191

Phone: (800) 227-5463, ext 4998

E-mail: rfs@acr.org



IN THIS ISSUE



* MRI Teaching File - Evolving to fit your needs

* ACR at 2008 RSNA - RFS Reception and More!

* Nominations are Being Accepted for Members-in-training to Attend a Meeting of Radiology's Leaders

* AFIP Housing Database

* Apply Now for… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 28, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

ACR/ASTRO Announce Joint Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program

Fairfax, Va., November 26, 2008 – The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American College of Radiology have announced a new partnership for radiation oncology practice accreditation that builds on the ACR’s current successful program that has served as the industry standard for more than 20 years.



As a result of this collaboration, radiation oncology programs will have expanded access to this well established and efficient process of both self-assessment… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 27, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Superbug MRSA Infections – a new cause of concern for patients and radiologists

Dr. Peter Rothschild is one of the world's prime MRI experts and has completed his M.D. from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He worked as the Medical Director of the research laboratory at the University of California; San Francisco. He is a Board Certified Radiologist and has even written a book named Open MRI. He is an Professor of Radiology at University of California. Patient Comfort Systems was founded by Dr. Peter Rothschild and he is currently the president of it.



Dr.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

RSNA 2008: radRounds congratulates this the RSNA 2008 Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Educator

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- We'd like to congratulate this year's RSNA 2008 Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Educator:



- Dr. Ralph Weissleder, MD PhD

- Dr. Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD



The RSNA 2008 awards will be presented during the opening session of the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting 2008, Sunday, November 30, 8:30 AM, Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center, Level 2.



What are these awards?

The RSNA 2008 Outstanding Researcher Award and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 24, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Average Radiologist Salary Increased in Annual LocumTenens.com Survey

Alpharetta, Ga. (Vocus/PRWEB) November 20, 2008 -- Already handicapped by closer third-party-payer scrutiny of rising imaging costs, many radiologists fear the additional, potential effect of universal healthcare coverage on their medical practices. More than half (52 percent) of radiologists responding to a recent radiologist salary survey conducted by physician recruiting firm LocumTenens.com said universal healthcare would negatively affect their personal incomes.



Among almost 200… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 23, 2008 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Medicsight brings a new software for radiologists

It is always said by experts – an early detection of cancer can increase the chances of patient’s survival. Medicsight – a computer based detection software developer, has taken one step forward in that direction and has developed a software (ColonCad Image Analysis) especially for radiologists, which helps in the early detection of cancers.



Cancer is one of those rare diseases for which humans are yet to find a solution (cure). Now this software will be very useful to radiologists… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 23, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

RSNA 2008: AGFA New Technologies / Updates

AGFA will be presenting Booth #4800 in the South Building - Hall A of McCormick Place, Chicago.



At RSNA 2008 Agfa HealthCare will offer visitors the opportunity to discover its state-of-the-art Imaging and Informatics solutions that help meet the major challenges faced by modern healthcare providers, including increased patient and image volumes, and the demands of multi-site consolidation and varied technological standards. At its booth, Agfa HealthCare will highlight three core… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Radiology website review: RadDaily.com

If you use Auntminnie or ACR Case in Point, here is yet another great site for cases of the day run/started by one of our radRounds members. Check out RADDAILY.COM. As per their website, here is a brief description of the site:



RadDaily.com is a radiology resource for medical students, technologists, radiology residents and radiologists. The purpose of the website is to provide users with a daily image with a brief desription. There are other websites that show daily cases which…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 23, 2008 at 5:20pm — No Comments

UPMC to set up cancer centers abroad

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) in association with the GE Healthcare is planning to set up cancer treatment centers abroad in Turkey, Greece, South Korea, Germany and other parts of the world. Presently GE is operating in more that 100 nations and has over 20 years of experience in Turkey. Probably this must be a strong reason why UPMC has chosen to shake hands with GE Healthcare. This announcement was made on Thursday 13th November 2008. UPMS is planning… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 22, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

AMICAS releases its next generation PACS Version 6.0

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- AMICAS a leading company providing radiology image and information management services has introduced its new AMICAS PACS(TM) Version 6.0. It will be formally showcased at the meeting of RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) to be held on 30th November 2008.



Many advanced features have been included in the new AMICAS PACS Version 6.0 as compared to its earlier versions. Intrinsic 3D, refined mammography workflow, highly developed personalization,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 21, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Average Radiologist Salary Increased in Annual LocumTenens.com Survey

In a press release by Vocus, LocumTenens.com releases its data on radiologist salaries:



"Alpharetta, Ga. (Vocus) November 20, 2008 -- Already handicapped by closer third-party-payer scrutiny of rising imaging costs, many radiologists fear the additional, potential effect of universal healthcare coverage on their medical practices. More than half (52 percent) of radiologists responding to a recent radiologist salary survey conducted by physician recruiting firm LocumTenens.com said… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 21, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Merge Healthcare Releases Updated DICOM Toolkit

Newest version supports latest supplements for medical imaging software development



MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading medical imaging solutions provider, today announced the release of MergeCOM-3™ Version 3.9, which adds the latest DICOM standard supplements to its industry-leading DICOM toolkit. Medical imaging software developers depend on MergeCOM-3 to jump start product innovation by providing much of the code needed to incorporate the DICOM… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 19, 2008 at 8:56pm — No Comments

RSNA 2008: ACR Residents Reception

The ACR (American College of Radiology) Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) will be holding a reception for resident and fellow members at the 2008 RSNA meeting. If you are a resident and fellow at RSNA 2008, don't miss this opportunity to network with peers and ACR leaders. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place - Conference Center 12BCD.



There will be great food and also a chance to win a new iPod Touch or Sirius… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 16, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

radRounds will cover the conference, RSNA 2008, for latest news / developments / announcements

See you all in Chicago for the RSNA! We will post the latest press releases, interviews, scientific announcements/data, and news direct to all radRounds visitors. The radRounds Team looks forward to bringing the best from this year's RSNA 2008: Personal Learning in the Global Community.



Stay tuned for the latest from RSNA 2008.



For more information, please visit the RSNA 2008 webpage directly… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 15, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Trilogy Associates Seeks Expert in Ultrasound-guided Core Needle Breast Biopsy

Posting from Joe Kalinowski of Trilogy Associates:

I have interest in detailed discussions with radiologists and surgeons who perform these procedures in breast centers and hospitals. If you fit this description or you know someone who does, please let me know. A $300 honorarium is contemplated.

Joe Kalinowski
Trilogy Associates
www.trilogyassociates.com
jk@ trilogyassociates.com

[THIS POSTING IS DATED: 11/15/08]

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 15, 2008 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

RTOG Presents Top Scoring Abstract at Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA, November 11, 2008 - Radiation Therapy Oncology Groups (RTOG) investigators will report recent results from the group’s brain tumor research during six presentations at the at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 13th Annual Meeting in Lake Las Vegas, NV November 20 – 23, 2008. RTOG is a National Cancer Institute-funded national clinical trials group and is administered by the American College of Radiology.



An abstract reporting the overall and progression-free survival… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 13, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Apex™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Apex™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter



New design provides more options for treating patients with complex lesions



NATICK, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific

Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received approval from

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its Apex™ PTCA(1)

Dilatation Catheter. The Apex Catheter is a high-performance pre-dilatation

balloon catheter developed… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 12, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

ACR/NOPR Update: PET Impact Found to be Consistent across Cancer Types and Imaging Indications

NOPR Update: PET Impact Found to be Consistent across Cancer Types and Imaging Indications



Information provided by positron emission tomography (PET) was found to affect how clinicians manage their cancer patients’ care regardless of the cancer type and reason for ordering this imaging scan, according to results from the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), published online November 7 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.



Earlier this year, the study authors reported in… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 10, 2008 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Great Website for Radiology CME Courses: RADLIST

If you are looking for Radiology CME, RADLIST offers the MOST comprehensive listing of all courses in all flavors. Whether you are looking for quick simple level 1 CME that is online and you can do in the comfort of your home or you want to fly to Hawaii for that MSK Course, you can find it on RADLIST. Auntminnie is good but RADLIST is much better for Radiology CME. Avoid the clutter and check out the very well organized and comprehensive… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 9, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unique Job Opportunity for Radiologists @ Telerays

Sponsored Job Posting by Telerays, LLC:



Telerays, LLC, an online radiology auction, has openings for highly skilled general radiologists and specialty trained radiologists to provide interpretations for hospitals and imaging centers nationwide. Become a part of the next revolution in radiology as we launch the first auction. Apply now and get credentialed before the auctioning begins. Telerays radiologists do not have to work exclusively for this service and may keep their current… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 7, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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