Your Board in Action

At its fall meeting, the ACR Board of Chancellors considered some of the most pressing issues confronting radiology.

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January 2015

The BOC and council steering committee (CSC) held their fall meeting Sept. 15–18, 2014. During the meeting, the College's leadership continued to focus on the future while responding to major challenges, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare reimbursement and coverage decisions, lung cancer screening coverage, and decision support initiatives — a key part of Imaging 3.0™.

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A Shared Vision

The ACR Strategic Plan calls for stronger connections among radiology societies.

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January 2015

I hope all of you had a great holiday season. As the new year rolls around, we often think about our personal resolutions for the year ahead. For our radiology professional organizations, the fall is also a busy time.

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Mail Call

ACR legal counsel responds to questions from residents and fellows.

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January 2015

An old saying emphasizes that man is a social animal. That fits most lawyers — the social part, that is — and we're no exception!

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Final Read

Madelene C. Lewis, MD

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January 2015

Q: Why is it valuable to network with other radiologists?

Networking provides radiologists with an opportunity to enhance both professional development and personal performance.

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Economics Tools and Resources

Need help navigating the new, value-based payment landscape? The College has you covered.

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Supporting Those Who Support Us

My election day experience

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January 2015

On Election Day morning, I set out with Ted Burnes of RADPAC along with two of Senator Pat Roberts' staffers to go door-to-door, encouraging people to vote. Senator Roberts has been an important advocate for radiology legislation in Congress, joining more than 40 senators to sign for support of low dose computed tomography lung cancer screening.

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The Next Big Thing

From integrated systems to natural language processing, radiology will see countless technology trends in the next decade aimed at improving patient care.

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January 2015

 
The early implementation of PACS in the 1990s revolutionized radiology by replacing film images and paper reports with digital files. The more efficient workflow, coupled with the fee-for-service payment system, facilitated a volume-based model of care focused on the quantity of exams performed and interpreted.
 

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Less Money for Physician Training?

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The U.S. Institute for Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides input on health policy to the government, has recently published a report that calls for more oversight and accountability on the more than $15 billion spent yearly on graduate medical education (GME).

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Imaging Ordering Disparity

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Nurse practitioners and physician's assistants are more likely to order imaging than a primary care physician (PCP), according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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MRI Tracks Early Brain Development

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Kids grow fast— maybe even faster than you think.

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Your Voice in Washington

The Commission on government Relations unites the specialty to advocate for the future of radiology.

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January 2015

The ACR Commission on government relations (GR), working with our Washington, D.C. staff, is charged with representing to Congress and legislators the interests of our patients, members, and those who contribute to the entire radiology profession.

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The Ones and Zeros of Radiology

Radiologists employ data analytics to improve workflow and enhance patient care.

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January 2015

Many radiologists use technology to make their department or practice more efficient. Analytics software is chief among these tools, allowing radiologists to crunch numbers themselves without requiring the expertise of outside analysts.

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Higher Learning

Lily M. Belfi, MD, tells the Bulletin about her experience as a Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellow. 

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The deadline for the 2017 VPJ fellowship is September 30th, 2016. Apply today!

This past fall, Lily M. Belfi, MD, assistant of professor radiology Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, visited the ACR Education Department as the Valerie P. Jackson (VPJ) Education Fellow.

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Out with the Old, in With the New?

The 2015 Final Rules hint at what's to come in the year ahead.

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January 2015 

The commission on economics always meets face to face at RSNA, and this year we used the ACR’s new strategic plan to develop our priorities for the year ahead.

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 Heading Toward the Future

The ACR Head Injury Institute works to advance the study of traumatic brain injury and bring the latest technology into the clinical arena.

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January 2015

Much attention has been devoted to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the news lately. Millions of Americans have watched as athletes ranging from little league players to professional snowboarders step out of competition to be imaged for concussions. This increased awareness of the tragic long-term effects of head trauma puts radiology front and center in the push to understand and treat TBI.

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The ACR Forum

An RFS Perspective

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January 2015

Every year, the ACR organizes a diverse group of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and others involved in the practice of radiological care to discuss important issues affecting the daily practice of members.

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Building a Better Team

Members of the care team provide tips for strong partnerships.

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January 2015

Every team has a common goal. For a sports team, it could be winning the big game. For a school group, it’s likely acing that big presentation. But in medicine, the common goal is always the patient’s well-being. For the patient care team, teamwork helps assure that the patient receives the best quality care. That’s why it’s important for radiologists to work well with other health care professionals to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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