ACR Bulletin May 2013
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a radiologist?
While critically ill with bacterial meningitis at the age of four, I discovered a new world.
ACR's Goldberg-Reeder Grant sends residents to communities in need across the globe.
In communities throughout the developing world, access to valuable medical imaging remains out of reach for much of the population. With this in mind, each year, the ACR funds projects for up to four residents interested in using their training in a humanitarian project abroad.
CIP Case of the Month
Intussusception. Submitted by Zachary L. Bercu, MD, Semo Siljkovic, RDMS, and Neil A. Lester, MD.
October 2012's most popular Case in Point (CIP) submission, as chosen by CIP users, was Intussusception." The winning case followed the management of a 22-month-old boy who presented with abdominal pain.
A Job Well Done
As the College welcomes its newly elected fellows, we examine what it takes to achieve this rare honor.
Each year at the AMCLC, the College extends the title of fellow of the ACR (FACR) to members who have distinguished themselves from their peers.
Quality in the Spotlight
The ACR Conference on Quality and Safety brings together a diverse group with a common goal: improving patient safety and imaging quality.
In February, radiologists ranging from residents and fellows to practice leaders gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss one of radiology's most important topics: the safety of patients and the quality of radiology.
Patient Safety Organizations and Accreditation
The ACR Department of Quality and Safety examines the pros and cons of becoming a PSO.
On November 21, 2008, CMS published its final rule on the Medicare physician fee schedule, implementing the Patient and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
The newly appointed CSC gears up for an action-packed two-year term.
With the successful 90th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference just behind us, I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead the ACR Council and Council Steering Committee for the next two years. I want to thank Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, for his guidance and leadership during the past two years.
The Only Constant
As technology transforms the current health care model, radiologists must lead the way.
Radiology is an IT business. We process certain types of information and translate them to others (for example, data are transformed into images, which are process and summarized in reports, and so on).
The ACR Clinical Research Center helps build a National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st century.
In November 2010, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced an initiative to restructure its clinical trials cooperative group program. As the rationale, the NCI cited recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine in its consensus report "A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative Group Program."1
Outlining the Future of Rural Radiology
Radiologists harness technology and small-town values to serve patients in rural areas.
They wake up early in the morning and go to bed long past dark. On a given day, they might put a hundred miles on their car, driving dusty back roads to towns called Baxley and Alma.
The evolution of medical imaging and its human significance.
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from X-Ray Vision: The Evolution of Medical Imaging and Its Human Significance, a book by Richard B. Gunderman, MD, FACR, about the remarkable physicians, scientists, and patients who were involved in the development of the groundbreaking imaging technologies that many now take for granted. The book also discusses how these technologies have influenced both the world and humanity's self-perception.
A Jolly Good Fellow
The College's collective voice is a powerful and influential tool.
By the time this column reaches you, I will have recently joined the ranks of ACR's Fellows. ACR Fellowship recognizes members who "demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, or research."