ACR Bulletin January 2012

Final Read

Q: How do you balance work and home life?final read

My wife of 21 years, Leisa, is an anesthesiologist. We both completed medical school and residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.

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The Riddle of Self-Referral

Take a peek at what's in store for self-referral in medical imaging.riddle of self referral

Most radiologists have an understanding of self-referral and its negative impact on medical imaging and interpretation in the United States.

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Speaking Up for Imaging

New national poll results show Americans don't want further cuts to medical imaging.speaking up for imaging

The field of imaging has been a favorite target for policymakers in recent years. So, when deficit-reduction talks began on Capitol Hill last summer, the ACR took action against further Medicare imaging cuts.

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Continuing the Fight

CMS finalizes 25 percent professional component multiple procedure payment reduction.continuing the fight

By the time this article is published, the Super Committee will have provided its report on Medicare payments to physicians, and imaging-specific legislation may have been passed.

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Genetic Expressions

Genomics research may transform personalized medicine. How can radiologists help?genetic expressions

Compiling samples of thousands of genomes from cancer patients may sound like a daunting task, but that's exactly what The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has been doing.

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Leading the Charge

What is leadership in radiology and how is it developed?leading the charge

Merriam-Webster defines "leading" as the act of directing or guiding on a course.

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Improving Outcomes With MRI/MRS

Research evaluates the roles of MRI and MRS in brain tumor therapy.improving MRI

Research conducted collaboratively by ACRIN® and RTOG® to assess the potential role of perfusion MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) as early indicators of response to antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) holds promise for improving historically poor clinical outcomes in patients with this malignant brain tumor.

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Forward Momentumforward momentum

The fall meeting of the ACR Board of Chancellors was held Oct. 17-20, 2011 and was attended by the Council Steering Committee (CSC). Initial presentations by the chairman, president, CEO, and treasurer updated the board on progress made since May.

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Looking in the Mirrorlooking in the mirror

As we strive to reach higher and higher goals, there are no truer words of guidance than those in the chorus of a famous Michael Jackson song: "I'm starting with the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways, And no message could have been any clearer, If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself and then make a change."

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