Moments in Radiology History: Part 16 -- Early nuclear medicine
July 11, 2014 -- After early efforts began to harness the power of x-rays for diagnosis and therapy, some physicians and physicists chose to focus instead on the development of radioactive isotopes. In his latest Moments in Radiology History installment, radiology historian Otha Linton examines the advances that ultimately led to the field of nuclear medicine.
Foreign medical graduates can't find residencies in U.S., Canada
June 27, 2014 -- International medical graduates are having a hard time finding residency positions in the U.S. and Canada -- and if they'd known about the situation, they might not have left their home countries, according to a study in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy.
New core exam: From 'board frenzy' to 'future neglect'?
June 16, 2014 -- The American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) got it wrong when they revamped the accreditation process and dumped the oral boards in favor of a third-year core exam, according to an opinion piece in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ASNC to hold board-exam prep course
June 4, 2014 -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) will hold a nuclear cardiology board-exam preparation course from July 11-13.
Residents lack knowledge of radiation safety
May 30, 2014 -- Medical residents have limited knowledge of radiation safety, with just over half knowing that fluoroscopy could produce radiation-induced skin burns, for example. Radiology residents were only marginally more informed, according to survey results published in Academic Radiology.
Radiologist training tool improves MSK interpretations
May 21, 2014 -- A new teaching tool called Real View Radiology is showing early success by improving the ability of first- and second-year residents to interpret musculoskeletal MRI cases. The system was developed by a group of residents at IU Health, the health system affiliated with Indiana University (IU).
The rise of the multispecialty radiologist
May 16, 2014 -- Ongoing tightness in the labor market for radiologists and recent changes in the board exams have led to an intriguing new phenomenon: radiologist trainees who complete second fellowships. Although this entails a longer career path, it does have some potential advantages, according to Dr. Saurabh Jha.
RLI awards scholarships to 15 residents
May 15, 2014 -- The Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) has selected 15 radiology residents and fellows for scholarships to attend the August 2014 RLI Leadership Summit.
Residents value overnight attendings, but crave independence
April 23, 2014 -- Radiology residents are of two minds when it comes to night call, according to the results of a new survey in Academic Radiology. They want the peace of mind that comes with knowing an attending radiologist is on duty to help with tough cases, but they also hunger for the freedom to make a "hot call" on tough cases without help.
Youth, debt load discourage RADPAC contributions
April 8, 2014 -- Radiology residents don't mind contributing to U.S. radiology's RADPAC political action committee -- that is, unless they're young, in debt, or have kids, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Residents do fine reading CT triple rule-out exams
April 4, 2014 -- Residents can safely perform triple rule-out CT exams when onsite or on-call subspecialty radiologists aren't available -- at least at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC -- according to a study presented at ECR 2014 in Vienna.
Cautious optimism as nuclear medicine residents reflect on jobs
April 3, 2014 -- For part 2 of our series on the job market for nuclear medicine residents, AuntMinnie.com spoke with residents and educators about job prospects in the discipline. While all agreed that things seem dire now, most believe that nuclear medicine residents can make themselves more marketable and should be optimistic about the future.
Nuclear medicine residents see 'dismal' job market
March 27, 2014 -- The job market is not what one would call robust for would-be nuclear medicine residents, and their limitations in reading hybrid images is just one reason why, according to a new survey published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology resident moonlighting: A necessary evil?
March 26, 2014 -- Nearly three-fourths of radiology residents moonlight -- that is, they take on extra work in addition to their regular duties, according to a new study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology. The practice may be understandable because the process of becoming a physician is so expensive, but is it safe for patients?
Elite Kenya radiology residents face rigorous training
March 26, 2014 -- Africa desperately needs more radiologists, but Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, has staked its claim on quality rather than quantity, according to a presentation at the 2014 Arab Health Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Specific training needed to build radiology expertise
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - What do expert radiologists know that less experienced radiologists don't? How to search through images and what to look for, Irish researchers reported during a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2014.
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