ACR Bulletin December 2013

Final Read

Q: How do you minimize (or deal with) distractions throughout the day?final read

First, I try to be organized. I have a comfortable workspace with minimal clutter.

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PET Predictors

ACRIN and RTOG® release the results of the first multicenter trial to demonstrate the potential of PET imaging to predict long-term prognosis.PET Predictor

Recently reported clinical trial results suggest an important link between patient prognosis and [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET).

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New Reliable

The chair of the ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety explains how a radiology department is like a Japanese car factory.new reliable

The Bulletin caught up with conference chair C. Dan Johnson, MD, FACR, chair of the department of radiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss what's hot in quality and safety, what to expect at this year's conference, and which skills radiologists aren't learning in medical school.

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An Incomplete Picture

As some electronic health records systems become harder to access, radiologists find it difficult to assemble patients' complete medical histories.an incomplete picture

Imagine a time in which a few giants of industry rise up to consume the majority of market share. An era when small-scale businesses are run out of town because the major players will not engage with them operationally.

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There's an App for That?

ACR members share their favorite tech tips for getting things done, simplifying life, and streamlining both work and play.theres an app for that

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Breaking Barriers

Since its inception in 2012, the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute has been hard at work examining issues that affect all of radiology.breaking barriers

The recent changes in health care policy have been overwhelming — multiple payment procedure reduction, meaningful use, and the Affordable Care Act, just to name a few. These new programs define how imaging services and tools should be used and as well as their respective values.

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Volunteers: The Heart of the ACR

"Research has shown that people who volunteer live longer." — Allen Kleinvolunteers the heart of the acr

The ACR has an organizational structure similar to that of the federal government, with policy-setting and policy-implementing units functioning in concert. Councilors, who are elected and selected by state chapters, specialty organizations, and a few federal departments, meet annually to establish policy.

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