JACR December 2016 Highlights


The December issue of the JACRⓇ covers, health care spending, nonclinical mini-fellowships, and self-aggrandization among other things. There was also a special issue dedicated to patient and family centered care. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

“Multiparametric” and Other Words of Self-Aggrandization

We all like to sounds smart. In this installment of the Speaking of Language series, Peter “Buzz” Marcovici, MD discusses ways in which the use of “flashy” words can negatively impact the perception of our reports.

Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Primer

James V. Rawson, MD, Andrea Borondy Kitts, MS, MPH, and Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MD provide a primer on ACR’s campaign for Patient and Family Centered Care.

Forecasting Health Care Spending

Michael J. Pentecost, MD discusses the predictions that were made of the Affordable Care Act and how things actually happened as well as the implications for the future.

Successfully Pursuing a Nonclinical Mini-Fellowship: Lessons Learned

In this article, Ian Drexler, MD, MBA, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow at Weill Cornell, provides some lessons regarding the pursuit of a non-clinical mini-fellowship.

By Daniel Ortiz, MD, ACR RFS Secretary and 3rd year radiology resident at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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