A Win for Our Patients and Our Communities

The journey to obtain Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT

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February 2015

Any new practice innovation is a journey that begins with solid scientific research. The new ACR Strategic Plan emphasizes our commitment to innovation in one of the five goal areas: “Innovation and Research: From Science to Practice and Policy.” However, in the era of health reform, innovation alone will not be enough. We have to do much more than show a new innovation is safe and effective; we also have to demonstrate that it improves outcomes and can be delivered at a reasonable cost.

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Final Read

Taj Kattapuram, MD

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February 2015

Q: How has social media helped your practice?

 Social media is a wonderful educational and interactive tool for the department of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Screening for Health

Breast cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. How are radiologists getting involved?

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February 2015

Breast cancer is the is the most common cancer affecting women across the globe, according to the World Health Organization.1

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Ace Your Interview

Veterans offer tips for a successful interview, whether you're looking for your first job or a mid-career change.

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February 2015

 

Interviews are a critical piece of the hiring process. Here, both you and your potential employer have the chance to assess whether or not you are a good fit for one another.

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Thinking Ahead

The population of patients insured with marketplace health plans is growing — and with it comes a new set of challenges for radiologists.

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February 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act, over 7.1 million individuals have successfully enrolled in and paid for plans under the health care marketplace.

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Opening Channels

 

You've heard about ACR Appropriateness Criteria® and clinical decision support. Here's why you should pay attention.

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February 2015

Imagine you are new to a place and looking to take your friends out to dinner. Everyone has different ideas about where they'd like to eat, so you head to the Yelp app for restaurant reviews.

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Quiz Time!

Answer these questions to uncover your superpower and conquer your kryptonite.

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February 2015

I know that none of my esteemed readers ever spends time on the Internet looking at cute cat videos or taking those Buzzfeed quizzes that reveal the answers to life's important questions, like "How Well Do You Know the Thanksgiving Episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'?"

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Best of JACR® Articles for 2014

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February 2015

Each year, the JACR® editorial board recognizes four articles, one for each of the journal's four areas of interest: training and education, leadership, practice management, and health services research and policy. Selection criteria include importance to the specialty and lucidity of presentation.

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Radiology Leadership Institute® Wins Minnie Award

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February 2015

Congratulations to the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI), which was voted the Best Radiologist Training Program in the 2014 Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's annual prize recognizing the best of the best in radiology.

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Keeping Reviews Blind

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February 2015

Radiologists want review from their peers — as long as it's anonymous, says a new study in the JACR®.

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Value Defined

The word "Value" is everywhere. But what does it mean to different groups across the health care spectrum?

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Reorganizing for the Future

Group members at odds over the implementation of Imaging 3.0TM? It may be time to restructure.

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February 2015

This is a non-breaking news alert: radiology is changing from a volume- to a value-focused model of care. In response, the ACR has developed Imaging 3.0™, an initiative that encourages radiologists to add value by engaging closely with patients and other members of the health care team.

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The Same Page

Radiologists discuss the future of the profession's most fundamental product — the radiology report.

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February 2015

"It's like the children's game Operation, only for doctors." That's how David J. Vining, MD, professor of diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, characterizes a new radiology reporting technology he has developed.

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