ACR Bulletin | May 2016

New Rules of Engagement

The world of radiology is changing. Here’s how the ACR is positioning the specialty for success.

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This will be my last Bulletin column as your chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. As I look back, being involved in organized medicine, in particular organized radiology, has made my professional life most rewarding.

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Final Read

Ainsley V.MacLean, MD

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Ainsley V. MacLean, MD, regional medical director for imaging services at MAPMG and president of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Radiological Society (DCMRS) 2016–2017 (center) poses with Shashi Ranganath, MD, assistant regional medical director for imaging services at MAPMG (left), and Andrea Giacometti, MD, FACR, diagnostic radiologist at MAPMG and councilor and past president of DCMRS.

Q: What advice do you have for future women leaders in radiology?

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Final Read

Shaun J. Gonda, MD

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Q: How do you as a radiologist help support the specialty?

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JACR May 2016 Highlights

What should readers be checking out in the May 2016 JACR?

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The May Issue of JACR covers keeping “as above” out of the impression, an innovative fourth-year resident elective, unhappiness in radiologists, developing a state RFS chapter, and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Kathmandu: Week 3

A trek outside the capital shows the challenges faced by hospitals in remote areas.Everest

Read about Dr. Kapalczynski’s first and second weeks in Nepal. And check back each week for updates on his project.

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How (and Why) to Get Your Colleagues on Board with CDS

Practical Steps to Leverage Clinical Decision Support Tools and Enhance Collaboration Between Ordering Physicians and RadiologistsCDS pic

In the drive to reduce inappropriate imaging and deliver better care at lower costs, it is imperative for physicians who order imaging and for radiologists to forge a strong, collaborative partnership. Avoiding unnecessary care begins by following evidence-based recommendations for which tests and procedures are most appropriate for each patient’s clinical situation.

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ABR Update: Evolving MOC

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Milton J. Guiberteau, MD, FACR, president of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), delivered updates to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement, and Skills and Part 4: Improvement in Medical Practice. The ABR’s goal, he said, is to make MOC a more coherent, continuous, and convenient process.

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Hill Day in Photos

CapitolHillMainOn Wednesday, ACR members took their message to the Hill, meeting with their state representatives to advocate for patients in radiology. This year’s issues will have real impacts on patient care in the U.S., and radiologists did their part to secure secure support in Congress.

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Rounding Up ACR 2016

Here's what you missed

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The Bulletin team has loved our time at ACR 2016. Radiologists engaged with patients, partnered with programmers at a hackathon, advocated on the Hill, and learned about the most important topics facing the specialty, among countless other activities. We've rounded up some of the best news from the meeting in case you've missed it. See you next year at ACR 2017!

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ePoster Gold Merit Award Recipients

Awarding the Best of the Best

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The Moreton Lecture: Stepping Out of the Dark Into the Light

Radiologists must not let others tell their stories.

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Moreton lecturer and patient advocate Andy DeLaO (@cancergeek) opened his talk by reminding radiologists why they were in the imaging profession. “Revenue and payment are the results of what you do, but the purpose, cause, and belief that you find in your work — that’s why you do it,” said DeLaO.

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Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Big Data, and Science in Radiology

Is machine learning as bad for radiology as they say?

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Machine learning is no radiology apocalypse. In fact, the technology presents many opportunities for the specialty.

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ACR 2016: Tuesday Tweetups

What were attendees talking about?

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The ACR’s 2016 annual meeting generated a lot of social media buzz right out of the gate.

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ACR 2016: Wednesday Twitter Wrap-Up

What were attendees talking about?

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The ACR’s 2016 annual meeting generated a lot of social media buzz right out of the gate.

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Economics Forum Part 1

Storytelling and branding are important parts of radiology's future.

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The importance of storytelling took center stage during part one of Monday’s ACR 2016 Economics Forum as Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, kicked off the proceedings by introducing a speaker the likes of whom annual conference attendees don’t often hear from: a marketing guru.

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ACR 2016 Council Session

BOC Chair Report: Part of the Care Team

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“If you’re in medicine, you’re in politics.”

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Economics Forum: The Economy of Care

Patient-centered care was front and center at this year's economic forum.

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Part two of Monday’s Economics Forum began with an awards ceremony. William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, ACR’s chief executive officer, presented the Thorwarth Award for excellence in economic and health policy to Christopher G. Ullrich, MD, FACR. Thorwarth called Ullrich a “tremendous contributor” to the area of economic policy and to the specialty.

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The Lung Cancer Screening Team

Putting together a cohort to develop a screening program requires a mix of skills and a shared purpose.

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No specialty can singlehandedly take on the task of screening patients for lung cancer. With that in mind, an ACR 2016 session brought together a multidisciplinary panel to focus on the ins and outs of setting up a lung cancer screening program from a variety of perspectives.

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Monday in 140 Characters

What were people buzzing about during the annual meeting?

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The ACR’s 2016 annual meeting generated a lot of social media buzz right out of the gate. Members from throughout the College, along with patients and patient advocates shared their insights and memorable moments on Twitter. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tweets from the day here. What are you tweeting about?

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In Case You Missed It

ACR 2016: Sunday, May, 17

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Here's what happened yesterday at ACR 2016.

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MACRA, MIPS, and APMS: Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

College leaders give a rundown on the new legislation and what to do about it.

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At the Crossroads of Radiology, the word “change” is on everyone’s tongues. Driving part of that change is the MACRA legislation, which repealed the much maligned SGR methodology.

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ACR 2016: Weekend Roundup

What are ACR members talking about?

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The ACR’s 2016 annual meeting generated a lot of social media buzz right out of the gate. Members from throughout the College, along with patients, patient advocates, tech gurus, and other participants at the first-ever JACR Hackathon (#JACRhack) shared their insights and memorable moments on Twitter. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tweets from the day here. What are you tweeting about?

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Data Driven

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is shaping the future of radiology through evidence-based research.

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” In today’s dynamic era for radiologists, that is exactly what the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is striving to accomplish.

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A Combined Approach

Radiologists are working with their colleagues to improve the patient experience through initiatives big and small.

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When her husband, Nick, was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer in 2004, Jennifer L. Kemp, MD, FACR, diagnostic radiologist and body imaging subspecialist at Diversified Radiology in Denver, thought she knew what to expect. By then Kemp had been a private practice radiologist for seven years, experience she thought would make navigating her husband’s care — including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and imaging — seem like second nature.

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What’s Next for the Commission on Economics

The College is charting a course for success in a changing world of reimbursement and incentives.

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This is my first column as incoming chair of the ACR Commission on Economics.

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May Case of the Month

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Authors: John Daniel Bisges, MD, PGY-5, Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, Melanie Christine Dahse, MD, PGY-5, Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, and Anson Thaggard, MD,Associate Professor of Radiology, Nuclear Radiology,Department of Radiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

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