ACR Bulletin May 2013

Final Read

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a radiologist?final read

While critically ill with bacterial meningitis at the age of four, I discovered a new world.

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Global Reach

ACR's Goldberg-Reeder Grant sends residents to communities in need across the reach

In communities throughout the developing world, access to valuable medical imaging remains out of reach for much of the population. With this in mind, each year, the ACR funds projects for up to four residents interested in using their training in a humanitarian project abroad.

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FTC's Norman PHO Advisory Opinion

New clinical integration guidance, same antitrust analysis.advisory opinion

Editor's Note: This article is being reprinted by permission of Ober Kaler Attorneys at Law. Original publication was on February 21, 2013, and can be accessed at

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A Job Well Done

As the College welcomes its newly elected fellows, we examine what it takes to achieve this rare honor.job well done

Each year at the AMCLC, the College extends the title of fellow of the ACR (FACR) to members who have distinguished themselves from their peers.

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Quality in the Spotlight

The ACR Conference on Quality and Safety brings together a diverse group with a common goal: improving patient safety and imaging quality.quality in spotlight

In February, radiologists ranging from residents and fellows to practice leaders gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss one of radiology's most important topics: the safety of patients and the quality of radiology.

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Patient Safety Organizations and Accreditation

The ACR Department of Quality and Safety examines the pros and cons of becoming a PSO.patient safety organizations

On November 21, 2008, CMS published its final rule on the Medicare physician fee schedule, implementing the Patient and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

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Springing Forward

The newly appointed CSC gears up for an action-packed two-year term.springing forward

With the successful 90th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference just behind us, I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead the ACR Council and Council Steering Committee for the next two years. I want to thank Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, for his guidance and leadership during the past two years.

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The Only Constant

As technology transforms the current health care model, radiologists must lead the way.only constant

Radiology is an IT business. We process certain types of information and translate them to others (for example, data are transformed into images, which are process and summarized in reports, and so on).

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Clinical Transitions

The ACR Clinical Research Center helps build a National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st century.clinical transition

In November 2010, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced an initiative to restructure its clinical trials cooperative group program. As the rationale, the NCI cited recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine in its consensus report "A National Cancer Clinical Trials System for the 21st Century: Reinvigorating the NCI Cooperative Group Program."1

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Outlining the Future of Rural Radiology

Radiologists harness technology and small-town values to serve patients in rural areas.rural radiology

They wake up early in the morning and go to bed long past dark. On a given day, they might put a hundred miles on their car, driving dusty back roads to towns called Baxley and Alma.

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X-ray Vision

The evolution of medical imaging and its human significance.x ray vision

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from X-Ray Vision: The Evolution of Medical Imaging and Its Human Significance, a book by Richard B. Gunderman, MD, FACR, about the remarkable physicians, scientists, and patients who were involved in the development of the groundbreaking imaging technologies that many now take for granted. The book also discusses how these technologies have influenced both the world and humanity's self-perception.

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A Jolly Good Fellow

The College's collective voice is a powerful and influential tool.a jolly good fellow

By the time this column reaches you, I will have recently joined the ranks of ACR's Fellows. ACR Fellowship recognizes members who "demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, or research."

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The ACR and Carnegie Hall

The College reaches out to members in pursuit of excellence.carnegie hall

You know the old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Answer: Practice, practice, practice.

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