May 2017 JACR Highlights

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TI-RADS, social media enhancement of peer reviews journals, and exposure to medical imaging with RadiologyInfo.org — These are a few articles that may be helpful reading and practice for radiology residents in training.  A supplemental edition was also printed in order to focus on revised ACR Appropriateness Criteria guidelines in nearly all modalities.

Introducing the New JACR Appropriateness Criteria Supplement

The supplemental May JACR issue focuses on the Appropriateness Criteria for many of the issues or symptoms that we are evaluating in our imaging studies everyday.

Big Data Management, Access, and Protection

In May’s Chair Memo to the JACR readers James A. Brink, MD, focuses on the hot topic of Machine Learning and AI as well as a discussion on the ACR’s recent designation of a Center for Imaging Data Science.

Add Value in Radiology Reports by Providing a Frame of Reference

Another installment in the Speaking or Language series comes from Jenny K. Hoang, MBBS, discussing the importance of interpreting and reporting cases in a specific frame of reference that relates to each patient individually.

Radiology as a Career for Women: Influences and Recommendations

Why has the percentage of women radiologists been unchanged for the past two decades? What are the factors the make or break the medical student decision to go into the field of radiology? These questions are the main focus in this piece written by Amy K. Patel, MD, Agnieszka O. Solberg, MD, and Sonia C. Gupta, MD.

Lessons From Flexner: The Struggle of Small Radiology Residency Programs in the United States

A historical perspective compares the current actions of the ACGME to that of the Flexner Report, which evaluated medical schools nearly 100 years ago. The actions of the ACGME have set up an endless pursuit of compliance at a cost to education; a feature that puts small resource-poor and non-university programs in jeopardy. Written by Darel E. Heitkamp, MD, Richard B. Ruchman, MD, and Anna Rozenshtein, MD, MPH.

Engaging Senior Residents in Medical Student Education: A Resident’s Perspective

The use of senior radiology residents as primary teachers for medical students can be just as effective as attending-led education. The use of the resident-as-teacher education programs for residents is also effective to prepare these residents to handle the primary teaching roles. By Allison M. Aripoli, Kirk A. Miller, DO, Shelby J. Fishback, MD, and Rustain L. Morgan, MD, MS.

30 Seconds to Impact: Crafting the Perfect Radiology Elevator Pitch

A very stimulating conversation covers the importance of a short but sweet pitch that is not only effective but proficient in the delivery. By Nupur Verma, MD, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, MD and Puneet Bhargava, MD.

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