ACR Bulletin January 2012
Q: How do you balance work and home life?
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.
The Riddle of Self-Referral
Take a peek at what's in store for self-referral in medical imaging.
Most radiologists have an understanding of self-referral and its negative impact on medical imaging and interpretation in the United States.
Speaking Up for Imaging
New national poll results show Americans don't want further cuts to medical 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.
Continuing the Fight
CMS finalizes 25 percent professional component multiple procedure payment reduction.
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.
Genomics research may transform personalized medicine. How can radiologists help?
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.
Leading the Charge
What is leadership in radiology and how is it developed?
Merriam-Webster defines "leading" as the act of directing or guiding on a course.
Improving Outcomes With MRI/MRS
Research evaluates the roles of MRI and MRS in brain tumor therapy.
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.
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.
Looking 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."