ACR Bulletin February 2017

Meet the ACR Leadership: William T. Herrington, MD, FACRGettyImages 610861498

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 William T. Herrington, MD, FACR.

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A Day in the Life of UVA Resident Connor Louden, MD

day life uva resident

New and prospective residents are often curious about what their daily life will be like as radiology residents. Here’s a typical day described by Connor Louden, a third-year diagnostic radiology resident at UVA.

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RSNA Resident and Fellow Council

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As a trainee, we are often so focused on our own education that it can become easy to allow non-clinical interests to fall aside. However, both the ACR and RSNA offer valuable opportunities for trainees to get involved in organized radiology.

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Four Reasons to Use Social Mediasocial media

Everyone knows social media is the place to find cute cat pictures and laugh-out-loud memes. But it’s also a space where serious discussions unfold and true interpersonal connections are cultivated — as many radiologists can attest.

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Getting Along in the Sandbox

Working together with colleagues and administrators will help the specialty succeed.sandbox

When people ask me what Imaging 3.0® is about, I gauge my response based on the time available and interest expressed by the questioner.

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The Highs and Lows of Lung Cancer Screening

All eligible patients should have access to lung cancer screening.lung cancer screening

Screening studies are among the most important services radiologists provide. Our ability to deliver these services requires scientific evidence that demonstrates improved outcomes.

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Poised to Lead

Radiology Leadership Institute Summit participants learn applicable business lessons.poised to lead

Following through with change is hard. See past New Year's resolutions for proof.

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Sea Change

On the journey toward Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program, preparation is half the battle.sea change

The future is now. Ready or not, the era of value-based payment is upon us.

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Putting Together the Pieces

Radiology's role in detecting, reporting, and diagnosing potential cases of child abuse.putting together the pieces

Every 10 seconds, child abuse is reported in the U.S. More than 3.6 million cases are referred to child protection agencies every year, involving more than 6.6 million children.

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Battling Burnout and Its Consequences

How can we tackle the increasing incidence of physician stress, anxiety, and depression?Battling Burnout

Stress, anxiety, and depression. As a radiologist, you may have suffered one of these conditions, or watched a colleague suffer — perhaps silently.

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Final Read

Bryan M. Rabatic, MD, PhD
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Q: What would you say to a young physician considering radiation oncology?

I am often asked, "How did you choose your specialty?" Almost immediately, that question is followed by, "What advice do you have for someone considering radiation oncology?"

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February Case of the Month

Access case here.

Authors: Dmitriy Shnayderman, MD, PGY-2, Diagnostic Radiology Resident and Paul M. Knechtges, MD, associate professor of radiology, abdominal/body imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.

Why did you select this case for submission?

We chose this case because it beautifully demonstrates the frequently talked about and rarely seen condition, Mirizzi syndrome.

What should readers learn from this case?

Residents hopefully will learn the differential diagnosis for the biliary obstruction. Attendings will be introduced to a Csendes cholecystobiliary fistula classification, if they haven’t been already.

What did you learn from working on the case?

As a trainee, working on this case helped me become more familiar with Mirizzi syndrome, learn the important differential diagnoses, and discover that a fistula can be associated with this condition.

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

My senior staff was indispensable, helping me proofread the case, choose the perfect image slices for the submission, and assisting me with a better understanding of this diagnosis.

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

I consider CiP a part of my daily morning routine for learning new and interesting cases. I’ve always wanted to be a part of it.

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

Definitely, it’s how I start my day – a latte with my case of the day. I enjoy seeing rare cases and hope I will be able to recall them if I see them in the future.