Carlos: Radiologists should become more involved in patient care

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Radiologists should work to reintegrate themselves into patient care, according to Dr. Ruth Carlos, the winner of the 2020 Minnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Carlos, editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, discusses her career and her thoughts on where radiology is going with

Carlos has been involved in efforts to change the public's perception of radiologists and reintegrate them into patient care, from screening to treatment with innovative new imaging-based technologies like interventional oncology. She has also moved JACR into covering emerging issues like health equity and the financial toxicity of medical interventions, including imaging exams.

In this video interview, Carlos talks about her career and her areas of interest with Editor-in-Chief Brian Casey.

Now in their 21st year, the Minnies awards are's annual event recognizing excellence in radiology, with over 200 candidates competing in 15 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Radiology Image of the Year.

Minnies candidates are nominated by members, with winners selected by an expert panel of radiology luminaries in two rounds of voting. Winners are recognized each year at the annual RSNA meeting. A full list of winners in the 2020 edition of the Minnies is available on

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