ACR Bulletin July/August 2012
To Standardize or Not to Standardize?
Applying the main principles of MQSA to other areas of radiology may prove valuable.
Standardizing the way medical imaging is performed and how its subsequent reads are classified and communicated can help ensure patient safety, proper training for technologists, image quality, and even appropriate equipment calibration.
Commemorating 100 Years
Texas Radiological Society leaders reflect on their centennial meeting and overall success.
The chapter task force overseeing the Texas Radiological Society (TRS) 2013 centennial meeting includes 13 subcommittees and close to 40 TRS members, who will ensure every detail — from the hotel accommodations to a one-of-a-kind educational programming — runs smoothly. This group will make next year's celebration of 100 years, held on April 5-7, 2013, in Houston, one to remember.
Radiation Oncology Is Alive and Well
The Commission on Radiation Oncology serves as the focal point for all ACR activities related to this subspecialty.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of the AMCLC?
I truly enjoy all of the AMCLC, but the Economics Forum is my favorite portion because it is always directly useful to my practice.
It's more than just a business model.
In this column, we will examine an issue that has energized — and divided — radiology and the ACR: teleradiology.
RTOG® Highlights Biomarker-Driven Science
Radiation oncology studies continue to move the science forward.
Eight RTOG®-sponsored studies were recently recognized at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2012 Annual Meeting as significant to the field of radiation oncology.
Welcoming the New Board
The ACR Board of Chancellors (BOC) held its spring meeting at the AMCLC in April 2012. The meeting included updates on progress made since January 2012.
ACR members demonstrate the importance of radiology to the government and the public.
ACR members are up against significant challenges that cannot be resolved by the efforts of a single individual. But by working together and being engaged, the College moves legislative mountains and continues to fight organizations seeking to reduce Medicare reimbursements to radiologists.
The New ACR.org
The new ACR.org website is designed to meet individual members' interests. Widgets on the right side of the home page will provide links to your chapter, any committees or commissions on which you're a member, and your member profile.
Radiology residents push to complete their residency on a high note and begin building their careers.
What makes one person spend four hours studying for a test when another only studies for 30 minutes? Perhaps it's the desire to out-perform peers or a need to truly master the material.
New board exam format more closely represents the practice of radiology.
Education has come a long way since radiology boards were established in 1934 with solely oral components.
One Size Does Not Fit All
My practice is located on Long Island, New York, and is a largely outpatient multi-specialty and multi-site group, in which 35 of the 65 doctors are radiologists. There, my own role is to exclusively interpret breast imaging.