ACR Bulletin December 2016

Final Read

Van A. Montgomery, MD Memphis Radiological

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Q: What is one thing that would make your life as a radiologist better?

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JACRⓇ November 2016 Highlightsjacr cover

The November Issue of JACRⓇ covers incidental findings, international perspectives on preventative screening, and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Spreading the Word about Global Radiology by Starting a Dedicated JournalSpreading word about global radiology

Helping others abroad is a large and immensely important part of global radiology. I would like to take a moment to highlight a few other parts that I have had the opportunity to watch blossom. These too add to the infrastructure of this essential movement.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACRMeet the ACR Leadership

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Vice Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors (BOC). She was previous Chair of the Commission on Economics and assistant professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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IDOR Celebration Success: How One Practice Made the Most of the DayIDOR Celebration

November 8, 2016 marked the 121st anniversary of the groundbreaking discovery of the X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen.

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Backbreaking Work: The Ergonomics of RadiologyBackbreaking work

As diagnostic radiologists, we are often perceived as having less physically demanding jobs than many of our colleagues in other specialties. We are not rounding for hours, constantly bending over to examine patients, or standing at an operating table for marathon surgeries.

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Recap of the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting: A Radiology Resident’s PerspectiveAMA meeting

The 2016 Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) recently convened in Orlando, FL, from November 11‒November 15.

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The Road Less Traveled

Find a path to patient-centered radiology by following in the footsteps of Imaging 3.0® leaders.

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Robert Frost, one of America's most-celebrated poets, once said, "Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

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Seeing From the Other Side

Thinking about incorporating the patient perspective into your practice decision-making? Here's how to get started.


Hospital X was a newly remodeled facility advertised as the height of patient care.

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Notes From the Road

This year's Goldberg-Reeder Fellows go the extra mile in underserved communities abroad.

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When you think of cutting-edge radiology, you probably don't image Guyana, Malawi, Nepal, or Peru. The Goldberg-Reeder Fellowship is designed to share knowledge of and assist radiology facilities in the developing world.

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Bringing Interaction Back

New York University Langone Medical Center's department of radiology leverages technology to give radiologists a more active role in patient care.

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Before PACS technology, doctors had to visit the radiology reading room to see x-rays. When PACS made scans more accessible to clinicians, their interaction with radiologists waned.

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Want to Get Paid More? Take Some Risk.

The ACR Commission on Economics is evaluating the role of risk in expanding alternative payment models.

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Practicing radiology is risky. Running a radiology practice is risky, given not only the capital-intensive nature of what we do but the complicated regulatory environment that surrounds us.

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Simulation Transformation

Are you ready to aid a patient experiencing acute contrast medium reaction?

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When I began my career, use of ionic contrast medium seemed to prompt several contrast reactions each day.

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First Look: JACR® Special Issue

Patient- and family-centered care is front and center in an innovative collection from the JACR.JACR special edition

This December, the JACR® launches its latest special issue. Inside, you'll find patient-centric content focused on quality metrics, culture change, and emerging trends in patient engagement.

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December Case of the Month

Access case here.

Authors: Hollie Gallagher Zate, DO, PGY-3,Radiology Resident, Department of Diagnosis Radiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.; Vikas Jain, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Diagnosis Radiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Why did you select this case for submission?

My attending and I selected this case because it beautifully depicted a rare and interesting case of isolated neurosarcoidosis, from its initial presentation to biopsy and on to treatment response.

What should readers learn from this case?

Readers hopefully learn about the multitude of ways sarcoidosis can present in the nervous system and start including it in their differential diagnosis.

What did you learn from working on the case?

I learned about the various ways neurosarcoidosis can present and how difficult it can be to test for it (unlike the simple blood test obtained in systemic sarcoidosis). Additionally, submitting this case helped me get a feel for publishing cases and presentations.

How did guidance from senior staff at your institution impact your learning and case development?

My attending greatly impacted my education on the topic and helped with the process of submitting the case, from acquiring the images to the layout of the graphics and the difficulty level of the questions.

Why did you choose Case in Point for submission of your case?

People visit Case in Point every day because it only takes a short amount of time to learn a great deal of information spanning all aspects of radiology. The image quality is top-notch, and the quiz questions are a fun way to learn and take a little break from the day.

What is the appeal of online learning tools such as Case in Point as opposed to print learning venues?

The appeal of online learning is that it can be done from any place at any time and doesn't require lugging around a giant book. Furthermore, online learning reaches many more people these days than print (I could even have my family see it despite them living hours away).

Are you a regular reader of Case in Point? What are your favorite types of cases?

Yes! My favorites are the neuroradiology cases.