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Julie Morse's Blog – January 2018 Archive (12)

How Can We Eliminate the Abuse of Power in Medical Training?

The hierarchy in medicine can spawn tensions between residents, physicians, and patients. Mistreatment is common throughout clinical training, and there are limited standards for preventing abuse. However, in 2000, Yale University initiated an annual Power Day…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:22am — No Comments

The FDA Takes a New Approach to GBCAs

In the midst of actor Chuck Norris and his wife’s public criticisms of the cognitive and physical repercussions of injecting gadolinium-based contrast agents (…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:13am — No Comments

How Can Radiology and Emergency Medicine Departments Improve Communication?

New research suggests that rifts between radiology and emergency medicine (EM) departments can be repaired by better communication. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a combination of surveys and meetings helped the…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:02am — No Comments

Remembering the Late Professor Juergen Willmann

Esteemed and highly innovative researcher and Stanford University professor of radiology Juergen Willmann, MD, died in a car accident on January 8. He was 45 years-old.



Originally from Germany, Willmann spearheaded research using microbubbles and ultrasound that could be used to identify tumors and target the transmission of medication. His work was already being…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 7:48pm — No Comments

What the Marine Corps Can Teach Radiologists About Workplace Stress

Radiologists who suffer from burnout, feel overworked, or struggle with heightened levels of responsibility should turn to stress management tactics practiced by the U.S. Marine Corps.



According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 7:43pm — No Comments

England Is in the Throes of an Interventional Radiologist Shortage

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is suffering from an extreme lack of interventional radiologists. According to The Guardian, as a result of the shortage, many patients are forced to undergo unnecessary…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 6:34pm — No Comments

More Women Entering Medical School For the First Time Ever

More people are going to medical school, and for the first time in history, the majority are female. According to reports from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), women make up 50.7 percent of 2017’s first year students, a minor but notable jump from 49.8 percent in 2016.



According to the data, the number of males enrolled in medical school dropped…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Strengthening Radiology Report Literacy for Patients

The average adult struggles to understand patient radiology reports, since they contain language written for and by medical professionals. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found that patient resources from MedlinePlus,…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Dr. Gary Cohen Becomes Temple’s New Chair of Radiology

Gary Cohen, MD, has been named Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s new Chair of Radiology and Radiologist-in-Chief for Temple University Health System (TUHS). Since July 1, he had been serving as interim leader in both of these positions.



This isn’t Dr. Cohen first major appointment at Temple. Since he joined the faculty in 1993, he has served as the…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Putting an End to Radiologist Burnout Means Getting Rid of Compliance Culture

The culture of compliance and high burnout rates go hand in hand in radiology. Richard Gunderman, MD, the vice chairman of Indiana University’s radiology department…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Radpartners Closes Partnership with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging

Radpartners is continuing its rapid nationwide expansion into 2018 by closing its partnership with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI). The juggernaut network of radiology practices has secured a $695 million credit facility, a transaction arranged by Golub Capital. According to a press release, “Proceeds of the financing are being used to close the SDI transaction, refinance…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Radiology Professor Christopher Hess Ascends Radiology Chair at UCSF

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, has become University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) new chair of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and the Alexander Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology as of January 1, 2018. He’s taking over for Ronald Arenson, MD, who served as the department’s chair from 1992 to 2017, and also presided as the Alexander Margulis…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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