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By: Evan Godt

Go to school. Work. Retire. It’s the standard cycle of a career. For radiologists, technologists and radiology administrators, however, while the beats may be familiar, the melody is ever-changing. A new focus on value is altering practice for some mid-career, while those just starting out are facing a different job landscape than previous generations. Increasingly, those nearing retirement are having to push back the finish line. Whether you’re finishing school or already have many years on the job, here’s what the experts are saying about having a successful career in imaging.

The Starting Line

The radiology job market has had its ups and downs over the past two decades. In the late 1990s, there was talk of a surplus of workers, though a combination of economic...

Editorial
By: Evan Godt
The more things change, the more they stay the same, or so the saying goes. Seems apt when looking ahead to the big stories looming in 2015 for imaging.
Features
By: Evan Godt & Megan Applegate
The arrival of the Ebola virus in the U.S. last year caught at least one medical facility off guard and has prompted officials to rethink response protocols when it comes to the highly fatal,...
Features
By: Megan Applegate
When it comes to 3D printing in healthcare, long gone are the days of rustic, stiff protocols that offered more novelty than real-world use.
Features
By: Evan Godt
Digital radiography has now largely replaced film across the U.S., making workflows more efficient and offering more sophisticated image processing and storage.
Features
By: Candace Stuart
Most operators realize that radiation exposure in the cath lab puts them, plus their staff, at risk of potential cancers in the future. What they may not know is that a number of strategies exist to...
Features
By: Megan Applegate
Clinical decision support (CDS) in imaging has emerged from pop-up alerts to an industry-wide culture of sharing expertise and accountability.
Features
By: Lisa Fratt
Digital breast tomosynthesis scored a win on Oct. 31, 2014, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Medicare reimbursement for women undergoing a tomosynthesis exam in...
Features
By: Evan Godt
When the calendar flipped to 2015, a number of changes occurred with Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program, with the headline being the disappearance of incentive payments. 
Features
By: Candace Stuart
Cardiac MR’s ability to detect ablation scarring may help guide redo procedures, but perhaps not just yet.
Features
By: Kathy Mahdoubi
Over the past several years, studies involving theranostic nanoparticles have provided several shining examples of where molecular cancer imaging is going.