Tablet devices may boost radiology education
June 1, 2012 -- Tablet devices have the potential to improve the education of radiology residents, according to an article in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ARRS: Tablets enhance residents' learning
April 30, 2012 -- The use of tablet PCs by residents to view and manipulate images during radiology case conferences allows for a more interactive learning experience, according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting in Vancouver.
iPads may boost residents' efficiency: study
March 13, 2012 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving iPads to doctors-in-training helped them be more efficient at ordering tests and procedures for their patients in a new study from one university program. Results were published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
CNN: Dermatologists share exam answers, too
February 3, 2012 -- A report by CNN is adding dermatologists to the list of doctors who allegedly have memorized, written down, and shared questions recalled from board certification exams after taking the test.
ACR: CNN report smears radiology
January 17, 2012 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has said that it is "deeply troubled" by the recent CNN report regarding the use of "recalls" -- banks of test questions gathered by residents who have memorized questions -- on American Board of Radiology certification exams.
Controversy erupts over CNN article on board 'recalls'
January 16, 2012 -- Reactions have been mixed to a CNN article published online last week that describes doctors' widespread use of "recalls" -- banks of test information gathered by residents who have memorized questions -- on the exam they take to become board-certified in radiology.
ABR policy on exam recalls: Please read carefully
January 13, 2012 -- There has been intense debate regarding the American Board of Radiology's (ABR) recent policy changes on sharing exam items, but these changes go to the heart of maintaining professionalism in radiology, says Dr. Jannette Collins, chair of radiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in this editorial.
CNN finds evidence of board exam cheating
January 13, 2012 -- In a story posted on its website and in television airings this weekend, CNN is reporting on the widespread use of "recalls," or the sharing of American Board of Radiology exam items.
Ziltron unveils rad training software at RSNA
November 27, 2011 -- Ziltron is introducing the Perform & Director Product Suite, educational software that enables radiologists to test their diagnostic interpretative performance, at the RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago.
Amirsys releases new products
November 23, 2011 -- Radiology publisher Amirsys has released several new products, including version 5.5 of its STATdx diagnostic decision-support system for both clinical content and access.
Missed-case conferences improve patient care
September 22, 2011 -- Residents who attend conferences that focus on missed or misinterpreted cases are 67% less likely to miss important findings when reading on-call musculoskeletal x-ray images, according to a new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
ACR creates Radiology Leadership Institute
August 16, 2011 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has created the Radiology Leadership Institute to provide a curriculum of educational activities and programming.
SIR receives grant, creates award
August 16, 2011 -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation's Discovery Campaign has received a $50,000 pledge from Sirtex Medical.
Leaders in Imaging: A conversation with Dr. Gary Becker
June 30, 2011 -- How important is the integrity of board exams? Very, if radiology is to maintain its credibility with the public. Dr. Gary Becker, executive director of the American Board of Radiology, discusses exam integrity and the future of board certification in this Leaders in Imaging installment.
Despite more fellowships, breast imaging still unpopular
June 23, 2011 -- Residents are spending more time in dedicated breast imaging rotations and more are choosing breast imaging fellowships, but their overall attitudes about breast imaging as a career path remain negative, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Hybrid imaging's rise may require more cross-modality training
June 10, 2011 -- With physicians, radiologists, and nuclear medicine specialists being exposed to more hybrid images, a task force from the American College of Radiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine has recommended a series of steps to improve training and interpretation of these images.
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Residents aren't expected to be perfect -- they're on the job to learn. But some inevitably struggle, and whether a resident has one particular area of weakness or 10, program directors and mentors need to identify problems early and move decisively to solve them, according to an expert on residency education.
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