ACR Bulletin April 2012
Kudos to Contributors
The College recognizes the following ACR members who contributed to the proposed 2012 Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards.
Q: How has volunteering with the ACR furthered your personal goals?
As a resident, I was constantly told by senior radiologists that the "golden age" of radiology had ended, and we must adapt to meet the changing needs of American health care.
What's New in Supervision?
Violate imaging supervision rules, and you may lose the change to participate in Medicare.
Editor's note: This is the conclusion of a two-part series addressing the controversial subject of medical imaging supervision. The first article (http://bit.ly/RADLAWApr2012) summarized related Medicare rules.
Preparing For Transitions
The work of the Commission on Economics is one of several major ways we provide value to its members and our specialty.
Treating Lung Cancer With Adaptive Radiotherapy
Trial explores adaptive radiotherapy's effect on locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
The recently launched RTOG 1106/ACRIN 6697 clinical trial is evaluating if, during the course of radiotherapy (RT) treatment, information gained from an FDG-PET/CT scan can facilitate individualized adaptive therapy in patients with inoperable stage-III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Your Board in Action
The ACR Board of Chancellors held its winter retreat during the last weekend of January. The meeting included updates on progress made since October 2011.
10 Steps to Meaningful Use
A strategic approach helps radiologists tackle the government's incentive program.
By now, most health-care professionals have at least a basic understanding of Meaningful Use (MU) — the government program that provides incentives for the implementation and appropriate use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology — and the impact it has on modern health-care practice.
Accountable Care Realities
The 2012 Moreton Lecturer shares insights on the accountable care organization model.
In 2012, James L. Reinertsen, M.D., the founder of the independent consulting and teaching practice The Reinertsen Group in Alta, Wyo., will present the AMCLC 2012 Moreton Lecture, "Possible or Passable? Setting Aims for Accountable Health Care."
Imaging plays a vital role in successful facial transplantations.
Some accidents leave survivors with a visual reminder of their trauma, which can range from a scar to severe facial deformities.
Comparative effectiveness research shifts into high gear, but can radiology find its place?
Does your patient have a life worth living? That's one of the many questions that comparative effectiveness research (CER) endeavors to answer, according to Constantine Gatsonis, Ph.D., professor of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics at Brown University in Providence, R.I.
Looking Back So We Can Move Forward
As we approach the ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leaders Conference, we anticipate the excitement and energy that flows through this meeting as a catalyst for forward motion and progress.