The Vision to Heal

The SIR's vision of innovation, collaboration, and patient-driven care highlights the value of interventional radiology to our practices.

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April 2015

Those who attended the 2015 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting were introduced to The Vision to Heal, a new brand and vision for the society and the clinical practice of interventional radiology (IR).

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Final Read

David T. Boyd, MD, MBA

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April 2015

Q: How can state chapters work together with the ACR?

Engaging residents and fellows in radiology leadership is an important goal for the Washington, D.C., chapter

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3 Things to Read Today

Intriguing links from around the web

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April 2015

This week in links we have Congressional reaction to the USPSTF’s updated breast screening recommendations, how exposure to reading prior to kindergarten might impact how a child’s brain processes stories, and how HHS and Congress plan to collaborate in fixing EHR issues.

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Meeting in the Middle

How can radiologists make their practice more patient-centered?

 

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April 2015 

Given Health and Human Services’ recent push to tie 90 percent of all fee-for-service payments to quality and cost measures by 2018, the relationship between radiologist and patient is set to undergo major changes.

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3 Things to Read Today

Intriguing links from around the web

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This week in links we have the pros and cons of image sharing, how to engage with your patients, and the USPSTF’s updated breast screening recommendations.

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9 Tips for Using Twitter and Engaging Attendees at Your Course

An ACR Ed Center faculty member shares her experience adding social media to her most recent course.

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April 2015

I started using Twitter for professional interests in October 2014, and in a relatively short time I have become a huge fan and advocate of Twitter for radiologists. I have enjoyed many benefits that enhance my role as an academic neuroradiologist. Since some of my regular tweets include educational content, I had the idea of using Twitter at the ACR Education Center Neuroradiology course to supplement attendees’ learning and share the classroom experience with other radiologists on Twitter.

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#AUR2015 in Tweets

Radiologists throughout academia gather to talk imaging, teamwork, and leadership.

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April 2015

This year at AUR, the spotlight was on radiologists as part of the care team. We've rounded up our favorite tweets from the meeting, highlighting memorable parts of this year's program. Were you at the meeting? What stood out to you?

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Seeing Eye to Eye

Determining the definition value may require stepping out of your comfort zone.

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 April 2015

In health care, we've been talking about value ad nauseam. That's how physicians are starting to get paid.

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Lessons Learned

How are 2014 Radiology Leadership Institute® scholarship recipients applying the skills they acquired and making a difference in their practices?

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April 2015

Since its inception two and a half years ago, and with more than 2,100 enrollees, the Radiology Leadership Institute ® (RLI) has prepared hundreds of radiologists to meaningfully shape the future of health care.

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The Right Mix

Consolidations and mergers are becoming a reality for many practices. What changes can you expect, and how can you make the process smoother for everyone involved?

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April 2015

This isn’t news to you: health care is changing. Reimbursements are decreasing, value is king, and competition is high.

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Lung Cancer Screening Update

As this valuable coverage rolls out to patients, the Commission on Economics works to tie up loose ends with CMS.

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April 2015

On April 6, Dr. Ella A. Kazerooni and I gave a webinar on lung cancer screening.  More than 1,500 people signed up for the webinar. We were able to accommodate only 1,000, so a recorded version is available.

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5 Radiology Stats That Might Surprise You

The latest tool from the Harvey Neiman Health Policy Institute is a must-see for radiologists.

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April 2015

The latest tool from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute lets users create easy-to-read graphs and maps from a huge selection of radiology-focused data.

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Hitting the Mark

Radiology leaders prepare for the future by creating a strategic plan.

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April 2015

In one scene from Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," circumstances align to provide Claudio with a keen sense of his own mortality.

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3 Things to Read Today

Intriguing links from around the web 

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This week in links we've got the future of EHR interoperatibilty, some actual data about the benefits of diversity, and more.

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Survey Says

Are you getting the data you need from your patient surveys?

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April 2015

“Good information comes from good surveys,” says Joseph R. Steele, MD, MMM, professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. At the 2015 ACR Conference on Quality and Safety, Steele outlined steps to optimize the data your practice receives from patient surveys around quality.

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What's New With PI-RADS

The PI-RADS committee reaches out across borders to standardize prostate imaging across the globe.

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April 2015

The Bulletin sat down with Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR, co-chair of the MR Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) Steering Committee, to find out about the latest edition of PI-RADS and why international standardization is so important.

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Constructing a Game Plan

Strategy was front and center at the BOC winter meeting.

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April 2015

The ACR Board of Chancellors and Council Steering Committee conducted their winter meeting Jan. 17–18, 2015, in Reston, Va.

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New NCRP Recommendations Released

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The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has released a new recommendation, "Outline of Administrative Policies for Quality Assurance and Peer Review of Tissue Reactions Associated with Fluoroscopically Guided Interventions."

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PCPs Value Imaging but Need More Details

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April 2015

Good news for radiologists — primary care physicians (PCPs) are aware of the value of imaging and believe it improves clinical decision-making and patient care, according to a recent article in the JACR®.

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Recommendations for Further Testing May Mean Less Timely Follow-up

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April 2015

Did you recommend further imaging in your report due to abnormal results?

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