#MyRadGirlfriend No. 21: Get out of pimp free card January 5, 2017 -- Pimping is a time-honored tradition in medical education as senior physicians put residents through the ringer. But pimping is never fun when it's happening to you. Ruchi and Priya come up with an ingenious solution to get out of pimping in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? January 4, 2017 -- Imaging facilities have found YouTube to be a useful social media platform for educating patients about radiology procedures they are about to undergo. But how well are they succeeding? A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology has found room for improvement.
NLST: Lung cancer growth rates differ by sex January 3, 2017 -- Lung cancers in men and women grow at sufficiently different rates that radiologists should consider managing them differently depending on the patient's sex.
DBT recall rate decreases are sustained over time December 29, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to reduce recall rates and increase cancer detection in screening when compared with digital mammography. But are these improved performance metrics sustained over time?
FDA video explains agency's role in 3D printing December 29, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an online consumer update and video explaining its role in the growing medical 3D printing segment. The agency's role boils down to the three R's: regulation, research, and resources.
Report on MACRA's impact on radiologists, and ACR advice December 29, 2016 -- A December 22 report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology details the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, along with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' 2016 implementation proposal, on radiologists.
Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2016 December 28, 2016 -- Radiology dodged a couple of bullets in 2016, as indicated by our list of top 10 stories as measured by member traffic. A plan by the U.S. government to allow nurses to read x-rays for military veterans was shelved this year, as was a requirement that board-certified radiologists renew their certification with a rigorous in-person exam.
Radiologist burnout: Worse than we thought? December 28, 2016 -- It's no secret that physicians are susceptible to workplace burnout, and radiologists are no exception. The syndrome can be dangerous, affecting the well-being of physicians and also the quality of care provided to patients. But how common is burnout?
Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? December 27, 2016 -- The desire to avoid exposing pediatric patients to CT's ionizing radiation appears to be powering increased use of MRI at one New York City hospital's emergency department (ED). The shift to the modality is also prompting the facility to adjust resources to meet times of greatest volume and demand.
The Neighborhood Radiologist: How I read imaging studies December 23, 2016 -- The Neighborhood Radiologist, Dr. Neal Klitsch, is back with a new column for AuntMinnie.com. With his blog and website, Klitsch aims to make radiology more understandable and approachable for patients, referring physicians, and radiologists-in-training. Here he describes how he reads imaging studies.