Video from ECR 2014: Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger on jobs in the Middle East March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - Dr. Michael Fuchsjäger, from the Medical University of Graz in Austria, discusses the growing employment opportunities for Western radiologists in the Middle East at ECR 2014. He also shares his own experience of working and living with his family in the United Arab Emirates, and offers some advice for those considering working in the region.
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New radiographers outperform older counterparts at breast positioning March 7, 2014 -- VIENNA - Older does not connote wiser, at least in the case of breast radiographers. In a surprising study from the Netherlands presented on Thursday at ECR 2014, researchers found that new radiographers performed better than experienced ones in terms of breast positioning.
President's 2015 budget proposal: Political, not practical March 5, 2014 -- The Obama administration has released its 2015 budget plan, which largely reflects proposals that were included in the 2014 budget and will most likely not affect medical imaging -- for better or for worse, according to the American College of Radiology.
MICI Q1: Reimbursement concerns still dominate March 4, 2014 -- Concerns over reimbursement continue to weigh heavily on the minds of radiology administrators, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Administrators surveyed for the index's first quarter expressed lower optimism that they would be adequately reimbursed by Medicare.
Controversy embroils Kan. radiologist's U.S. Senate run February 27, 2014 -- A Kansas radiologist running for U.S. Senate is also running afoul of critics for posting x-rays of fatal gunshot wounds on his personal Facebook page and allegedly joking about the images, according to a report published February 22 in the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Radiology's top tweeters: Dr. Garry Choy February 25, 2014 -- With more than 5,700 Twitter followers, Dr. Garry Choy has the second-highest following among radiologists on Twitter. As part of our ongoing series on radiologists who tweet, AuntMinnie.com spoke with Dr. Choy, who believes social media tools like Twitter are powerful for healthcare professionals.
How many radiology trainees are enough? February 21, 2014 -- As healthcare reform continues to roll out, radiologists find they are being challenged on all fronts. Not only have radiology procedure volumes slowed, the job market remains tight, making it difficult to determine how many radiologists should be trained going forward.
Imaging looms large on new list of low-value emergency exams February 19, 2014 -- If one list of unnecessary medical procedures is good, then two lists should be better, right? That could be the thinking behind a new list released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine of unnecessary tests in emergency medicine that are driving up healthcare costs. And the new list takes aim specifically at medical imaging.
Radiology's top tweeters: Dr. Rich Duszak February 12, 2014 -- If radiology had a dean of Twitter, it would be Dr. Rich Duszak. Known by his nom de tweet @RichDuszak, he has a Twitter following approaching 10,000 -- by far the largest among radiologists. As part of a new series on radiologists and social media, AuntMinnie.com spoke with Duszak about what motivated him to take to Twitter.
CMS launches public comment period for CT lung screening February 11, 2014 -- In another move toward Medicare payment for CT lung cancer screening, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 10 opened up a 30-day public comment period regarding a proposal to make CT screening for high-risk individuals one of Medicare's covered preventive services.