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Radiology programs would benefit from incorporating tablet devices into education of residents
Radiology programs and their residents would benefit from incorporating tablet devices, like the iPad, into residency education, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2012-06-01)
To take advantage of research funding, academic radiology departments need to reorganize efforts
Although federal funds for radiology research are more widely available than ever, many medical school-based radiology departments have little or no research funding, say the results of a recent consensus conference that outlined ways to improve research efforts. (2004-08-01)
Radiologist Aruna Vade, M.D., receives highest honor from Chicago Radiological Society
The Chicago Radiological Society has given Loyola Medicine pediatric radiologist Aruna Vade, M.D., F.A.C.R., its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. (2016-05-04)
RBMA becomes first affiliate of ACR's Radiology Leadership Institute
The Radiology Business Management Association is the first affiliate organization of the American College of Radiology's Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). (2011-12-14)
Hospitals encouraged to consider value-added service of hospital-based radiology groups
Hospital executives should consider the value-added services of hospital-based radiology groups before allowing radiology departments to be taken over by teleradiologists or other specialists, according to an article in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2011-09-01)
Robert Kerlan delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2015
Robert K. Kerlan, M.D., FSIR, chief of interventional radiology and a professor of clinical radiology and surgery at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, delivered the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2015 Dr. (2015-03-01)
Impact of iPad® on radiology residents' daily clinical duties is limited, study suggests
While the iPad® is being used for intraoperative procedure guidance, percutaneous procedure planning, and mobile interpretation of some imaging examinations, the majority of radiology residents are using it primarily as an educational tool, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2013-06-26)
3D breast imaging could revolutionize cancer screening
The largest report to date shows that 3D DBT (versus 2D DM) increases the detection rate for cancer overall by 28.6 percent and by 43.8 percent in detecting invasive cancers. (2014-06-17)
BU professor receives Excellence in Education Award from AMSER
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2016 Alliance of Medical Students Educators in Radiology (AMSER) Excellence in Education Award, which honors an educator who has made outstanding contributions in medical student radiology education. (2016-04-06)
BMC radiologist receives 2010 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from AAWR
Ewa Kuligowska-Noble, M.D., F.A.C.R., a radiologist at Boston Medical Center and a professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women Radiologists. (2010-12-10)
Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation receives $1 million legacy gift
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation recently received a $1 million planned-gift donation to create a future scholarship fund for interventional radiology fellows to pursue this medical profession. (2009-09-23)
ARRS annual meeting on May 15-20, 2005, in New Orleans, LA: Abstract book available
The American Roentgen Ray Society has recently published the abstract book for its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, on May 15-20, 2005. (2005-04-21)
Majority of primary care physicians prefer delivering radiology test results to patients themselves
According to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, primary care physicians prefer to deliver the results of radiology examinations themselves and feel medico-legally obligated by recommendations within radiology reports. (2013-02-01)
Automated CT dose-tracking software effectively monitors dosage in a clinical setting
For commonly ordered abdominal CT exams, iterative reconstruction techniques enabled approximately 50 percent radiation dose reduction compared to the national averages. (2014-05-07)
Mammography availability linked to breast cancer mortality rate
More women die of breast cancer in areas where mammography centers are few and far between, according to research by a Medical College of Georgia radiology resident. (2010-01-11)
Use of dedicated pediatric imaging departments for pediatric CT reduces radiation dose
The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department (with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists) for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose delivered to the patient, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2012-05-01)
CT-guided irreversible electroporation safe in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma
A small group of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic carcinoma suffered no major ill effects -- pancreatitis or fistula formation -- after undergoing percutaneous CT-guided irreversible electroporation. (2014-05-07)
New radiology research to be presented
The American Roentgen Ray Society will hold its annual meeting April 26-May 1 at the John B. (2009-04-15)
ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
The American College of Radiology's Task Force on Relationships between Radiology Groups and Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations has proposed several steps that can help improve relationships between radiologists and the health care systems that they service, according to an article in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2010-06-01)
Radiologists seek greater involvement in patient care
Despite constraints of time and workload, radiologists are looking for ways to become more directly involved in the care of their patients, according to the findings of a recent survey of radiologists. (2017-06-20)
Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports rare but often clinically significant
Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports do occur and it is important that radiologists, referring physicians and patients communicate well to help prevent errors in clinical management, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. (2009-05-20)
Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honors
The Society of Interventional Radiology presented its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Johannes Lammer, M.D., FSIR; Anne C. (2015-03-02)
Men do hear -- but differently than women, brain images show
Research conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine may help resolve an age-old dilemma between the sexes. (2000-11-27)
Scott Trerotola, M.D., FSIR delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2016
Interventional radiologists should embrace competition as a catalyst for innovation, said Scott O. (2016-04-05)
Widespread use of teleradiology services could be declining
Researchers have found recent evidence that shows the growth of external, off-hours teleradiology services has slowed in recent years, despite a significant increase in the number of radiology practices using those services between 2003 and 2007, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2009-10-20)
Glutamate imaging better than MR spectroscopy in first 3 hours after ischemic stroke
Glutamate imaging reveals ischemic lesions in the first three hours after stroke that are not distinguishable in T1-weighted and T2-weighted imaging. (2014-05-07)
Image-guided peritoneal dialysis catheter placement significantly reduces complications
Patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter placement via fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guidance experienced significantly fewer complications at 1 year post-insertion than did patients whose catheters were placed laparoscopically. (2014-05-07)
Ultrasound lags behind MRI for supplemental breast cancer screening
Although supplemental screening via ultrasound is unaffected by breast density, is not associated with ionizing radiation, and does not require IV contrast material, acceptance of this modality has lagged. (2015-02-26)
Society of Interventional Radiology honors gold medalists for advancing specialty
Kyung J. Cho, M.D., FSIR; Dimitris Kelekis, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, and Louis G. (2012-03-28)
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
A significant percentage of patients undergoing targeted CT of the heart have abnormalities outside the coronary arteries, some of which could be life threatening, and as a result need the experience of trained radiologists to interpret them, say researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor. (2005-05-16)
ARRS president responds to NAS report on ionizing radiation
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today released a report that indicates that low levels of ionizing radiation may cause harm. (2005-06-30)
Radiation, business and health care policy curricula for US radiation residents show need for improvement
Residency training requirements in competencies related to radiology business practice and health care policy have been in place for more than a decade. (2012-03-01)
Customer representatives mean increased efficiency in radiology
Adding customer service representatives to a computerized radiology workflow management system means improved patient and referring physician satisfaction and increased radiologist efficiency, a new study finds. (2011-01-12)
New study is first to identify, clarify MERS-related abnormality distribution on CT
Researchers in Saudi Arabia have identified key defining characteristics of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in CT imaging of patients confirmed as having the disease. (2014-06-18)
Special Journal issue focuses on radiology's role in health care reform
To be published online Monday, Oct. 1, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology will focus on health policy and radiology's role in health care reform. (2012-10-01)
Quality improvement initiative leads to reduction in unnecessary follow-up imaging
The April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training. (2014-04-01)
NYU Langone experts present at annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America
Experts from the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center will present new research and advanced imaging techniques at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America in Chicago, Nov. (2011-11-28)
Societies release recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department
New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have established appropriate use of diagnostic imaging for patients with chest pain, one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits. (2016-01-22)
ARRS 2017 Annual Meeting open to media
With educational activities representing the entire spectrum of radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will host leading radiologists from around the world at the ARRS 2017 Annual Meeting, April 30-May 5 in New Orleans, LA. (2017-02-14)
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, SIR Foundation present awards
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) -- the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal - -presented the 2014 JVIR Editor's Best awards during the March 3 general session of the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. (2015-03-03)
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