The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released a new e-learning program, CPI Splice, that incorporates image-based clinical cases from radiologic experts in the ACR Continuous Professional Improvement program into an online platform.
A New York City hospital on Monday moved to terminate its radiology residency program, leaving 11 residents without a program or funding to continue beyond the current program year ending June 30. Funding for the program is being shifted to pay for more spots for primary care residents.
Job satisfaction runs fairly high among radiology residency program directors, but many complain about a lack of money, the intense workload, and the onerous requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, according to a study in the February American Journal of Roentgenology.
As imaging gets crunched between government efforts to cut healthcare costs and a vacillating U.S. economy, it can be hard to determine the state of the radiology job market. Its future health, however, may depend more on public relations, according to an article in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Salaries for both radiologists and radiologic technologists (RTs) in the U.S. fell in 2011, according to new salary data from AuntMinnie.com. Meanwhile, radiology administrators appear to be improving their economic lot, reporting six-figure average salaries for the first time.
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has announced that it is the initial organizational sponsor of the new Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography professional career designation, offering senior-level cardiovascular sonographers a new pathway for career advancement.
The Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section (SNMTS) has relaunched its Professional Development and Education Fund to support the advancement of molecular and nuclear medicine technologists through clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes.
The American Board of Medical Specialties has approved the field of clinical informatics as a new subspecialty for physicians, according to an announcement made by the American Medical Informatics Association.
The future of radiology may be bright -- there is that big crowd of aging baby boomers just waiting to be imaged, after all -- but the future for radiologists is uncertain, according to a presentation at the recent AHRA meeting in Grapevine, TX.
Salaries for diagnostic radiologists decreased 1.6% in 2010 but still improved for the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) 2011 Physician Compensation and Production Survey.
In the past, having specialized radiology knowledge wasn't crucial to providing excellent patient care. Now, the bulk of a radiologist's day can cover CT, MR, and PET -- and whether general radiology even has a place in the clinical care continuum has come under debate.