ACR Bulletin September 2016
Scott Schultz, MD, FACR
Q: What changes do you see for the field of radiology in the next decade?
As an interventional radiologist, I have seen many amazing changes in our field. And I foresee ongoing dynamic changes in the next decade.
3 Things to Read Today
This week we’re looking at brain injuries in veterans, new detection techniques, and more.
3 Things to Read Today
This week we’re looking at a new app to assist physicians in emergency situations during air travel, how mind/body medicine is helping patients during biopsies and other invasive procedures, and the changing roles of radiologists as computer-based procedures pervade the field.
RFS Voices: Uganda
I am overjoyed that I could participate in the recent Imaging the World trip to Uganda as a radiology resident and videographer.
JACRⓇ August 2016 Highlights
The August Issue of JACRⓇ covers the use of generic follow up recommendations, the “fellowship arms race,” after-hour overreads, and variations in teaching strategies, among other things. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.
Job Search Part Three: Interview Success and Getting the Offer
You’ve earned an interview. Continue to impress and join your new group.
All of the hard work you have done until now has hopefully been showcased in your cover letter and CV. Do not be disappointed if you receive interviews from only a small number of groups you contacted.
RFS Journal Club Recap: Econ Speak 101
Proudly brought to you by the ACR RFS Economics Advisory Group (RFS-EAG), I am thrilled to announce that the newest season of the Economics Journal Club has officially kicked off.
You Do Make a Difference: RADTOBERFEST
$352 million over ten years. What does this staggering statistic represent? It represents the money saved by reducing the Multiple Payment Procedure Reduction (MPPR) cut from 25 percent to 5 percent.
YPS Leadership Perspectives: Taj Kattapuram, MD
This is first installment of a series entitled “YPS Leadership Perspectives.” Throughout the series, we will interview the YPS Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR.
3 Things to Read Today
This week, we’re looking at new member benefits, more reasons to pay attention to social media, and more.
Are We Ready for Round Two of ICD-10?
It’s time for every radiology practice to identify its ICD-10 champion.
We survived round one of the ICD-10 implementation. As you've probably heard, ICD-10 is the revised system for diagnosis coding.
A Human Touch
Putting a face on radiology, one encounter at a time.
Sometimes the brightest results come out of the darkest times. A cancer diagnosis can drive anyone to despair.
Exploring the Unknown
New innovations are poised to revolutionize radiology. What will these changes mean for your patients?
Autopilot planes. Self-driving cars. Chess-playing computers. Robotic radiologists? According to leading informatics experts in the radiology specialty, the answer is … not just yet.
The Next Step
Transitioning into a leadership position within a radiology practice or department requires a specific skill set and a lot of commitment.
Radiologists move into leadership positions within practices and departments through a variety of paths.
The latest tool from the Neiman Institute provides Medicare benchmark data to help you negotiate bundled payments.
Radiologists do not have to be superstars in data analysis to successfully negotiate bundled payment for services. A new resource developed by the Neiman Health Policy Institute™, ICE-T (Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool), delivers hard data on inpatient claims collected from Medicare.
The ACR International Outreach Fund supports radiological projects in low- to middle-income countries around the world.
In 1997, Apple's powerful “Think Different” commercial concluded with this memorable line: “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Why I Got Involved
Organized radiology runs on the efforts of vibrant and diverse volunteers. What are you waiting for?
It would never have occurred to me to run for an ACR position. I found myself running for vice speaker of the ACR Council only at the urging of several former speakers, who encouraged me to try for the position and see the difference I could make as a leader in the ACR.
Our Place in the House of Medicine
A recent win for patient care demonstrates the value of banding together with our physician colleagues.
In June, I had the pleasure of attending the AMA annual meeting as a representative of the ACR. Arl Van Moore Jr., MD, FACR, former BOC chair and ACR president, leads the ACR delegation and runs a ship as tight as the submarine on which he served many years ago.
September Case of the Month
Authors: Jessica Lien, BS, MS-IV, Medical Student, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.; Gregory Avey, MD , Professor of Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.; Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, Professor of Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
Why did you select this case for submission?
This case was recommended to me by my attending, Dr. Lucarelli, and I thought the topic was very interesting and informative.
What should readers learn from this case?
The goal of the case is to remind the reader that an orbital pseudotumor is a diagnosis of exclusion. Other causes of orbital inflammation need to be considered to ensure the appropriate treatment.
What did you learn from working on the case?
I didn’t know much about the diagnosis of orbital pseudotumors and the other causes of orbital inflammation. I learned a lot from researching the various diagnoses to write the case.
How did guidance from senior staff at your institution impact your learning and case development?
I couldn’t have written the case without the knowledge and teaching of Drs. Lucarelli and Avey. They spent the time with me to help me better understand the different diagnoses and imaging modalities.
Why did you choose Case in Point for submission of your case?
We chose Case in Point because we liked the format and online learning portion of the cases.
What is the appeal of online learning tools such as Case in Point as opposed to print learning venues?
With everything moving online, it seemed like a great place for our case. The question format and immediate feedback allows for critical thinking and makes it more likely that people will remember what they learned in the case.
Are you a regular reader of Case in Point? What are your favorite types of cases?
Yes, and as a regular reader my favorite types of cases are the rare but important ones. CIP offers outstanding exposure to images of unusual cases encountered at various institutions. I also like the collection of uncommon presentations of common entities.