ACR Bulletin January 2019
News from the ACR and Beyond
(Left to right) Sagine Berry-Tony, MD, demonstrates an ultrasoundguided biopsy procedure to Nikka Jones and Kelara Samuel.
Inspiring the Next Generation
How can radiologists go beyond AI buzzwords to advance their careers?
If you think you still have plenty of time to prepare for AI, think again. The future is now, and radiologists need to get in the game or risk winding up on the sidelines.
What impact will AI have on the future of radiology?
An Eye on Teleradiology
Practicing remotely carries legal implications that ACR members should evaluate.
The Art of Communication
The CSC continues to solicit ideas from the membership to help guide the College into the future.
As part of its strategic plan, the ACR remains committed to empowering and engaging our members. Frequent and meaningful communication with our members is critical to the success of those goals. The CSC represents the Council and the Council represents the membership. The Council is comprised of representatives from ACR chapters and specialty societies, who in turn represent our members. The CSC is strongly committed to communication. Each member of the CSC serves as a liaison to several ACR chapters and other radiology organizations. Each CSC member is expected to reach out to those groups on a regular basis to update them on high-priority activities of the ACR, as well as to solicit comments and questions. Through the Chapter Visitation Program, members of the CSC and the BOC regularly visit chapter meetings to update members on important activities and further facilitate that dialogue. And the online member forum — ACR Engage — has generated considerable discussion amongst members and ACR leaders about important issues facing the specialty.
New Year, New Codes
Radiology has the greatest number of new CPT® codes in recent years.
The Journal of the Future
The incoming editor of the JACR® shares her vision for the scholarly publication and its success in the digital age.
(Left to right) Hanna Zafar, MD, the 2018 Bruce J. Hillman, MD, Fellow in Scholarly Publishing, takes a break from fellowship activities at ACR headquarters to pose for a photo with Christoph I. Lee, MD, JACR® deputy editor, Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR, JACR editor-in-chief, and Lyndsee Cordes, senior managing editor, ACR Press.
This month, Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR, formally assumed the role of editor-in-chief of the JACR®, ushering in new leadership at the journal, succeeding Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, the founding editor of the JACR.
Moving the Needle Forward
Increasing the proportion of women in radiology will demand proactive efforts to change the perception and culture of the specialty.
(Left to right) Courtney B. Dey, MD, Michele V. Retrouvey, MD, Frances B. Lazarow, MD, and Shannon Kim, MD, are radiology residents at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
As a fourth-year medical student, Lori A. Deitte, MD, FACR, chose a career in radiology because it held the captivating aspects she was seeking: the opportunity to be intellectually stimulated, the ability to solve problems, and the empowerment to impact patient care.
Rules of Engagement
Our ability to come together to express a diversity of opinions is vital to improving the care we give our patients.
As ACR members, we work across the country and in a wide variety of practice situations and areas of focus. We span generations, and our ethnic and cultural backgrounds vary widely, not to mention our political affiliations. Can we really think of ourselves as a team? I’d argue that we must if we are to achieve our organization’s goal: that ACR members are universally acknowledged as leaders in the delivery and advancement of quality healthcare.
Within an ever-changing radiology landscape, leaders must prepare, stay collected, and delegate.
Retired U.S. Army General Colin L. Powell once said, “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help, or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”