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The discussion about head injuries and their lasting effects has mainly involved contact sports, with many cases involving retired professional football players. But in addition to these older men, college-aged women are experiencing concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

With allegations of sexual misconduct flooding recent headlines, a study presented at RSNA 2017 examining how radiology can offer clues in cases of identifying domestic abuse and sexual assault proved especially relevant.  

According to a recent article from JACR, physician burnout is characterized by emotion exhaustion, cynicism and an overall sense of inefficacy, with the current burnout rate for radiologists near 50 percent. However, physicians—radiologists especially—choosing to get involved in global health may be a solution.

According to the 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care," every person with access to healthcare will experience at least one diagnostic error in her lifetime. The diagnostic process for clinicians can be complex and requires collaboration between patients, clinicians and healthcare providers to provide the best treatment plan. There remains room for improvement in reducing diagnostic error, as discussed during a Nov. 28 session at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.

When it comes to inserting cannulas in the radial arteries of pediatric CCU patients, ultrasound guidance is superior to manual palpation, according to a study running in the December edition of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

 

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Female college athletes experience higher rate of concussion over 15-year period

The discussion about head injuries and their lasting effects has mainly involved contact sports, with many cases involving retired professional football players. But in addition to these older men, college-aged women are experiencing concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

RSNA 2017: How radiology can help uncover evidence of domestic abuse, sexual assault

With allegations of sexual misconduct flooding recent headlines, a study presented at RSNA 2017 examining how radiology can offer clues in cases of identifying domestic abuse and sexual assault proved especially relevant.  

JACR: Involvement in global health could reduce burnout for radiologists

According to a recent article from JACR, physician burnout is characterized by emotion exhaustion, cynicism and an overall sense of inefficacy, with the current burnout rate for radiologists near 50 percent. However, physicians—radiologists especially—choosing to get involved in global health may be a solution.

RSNA 2017: Understanding error, potential improvements in the diagnostic process

According to the 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care," every person with access to healthcare will experience at least one diagnostic error in her lifetime. The diagnostic process for clinicians can be complex and requires collaboration between patients, clinicians and healthcare providers to provide the best treatment plan. There remains room for improvement in reducing diagnostic error, as discussed during a Nov. 28 session at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.

Ultrasound guidance beats clinician’s touch for pediatric cannula placement

When it comes to inserting cannulas in the radial arteries of pediatric CCU patients, ultrasound guidance is superior to manual palpation, according to a study running in the December edition of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

RSNA 2017: Final thoughts with RSNA President Richard Ehman, MD

Health Imaging spoke with RSNA President Richard Ehman, MD, professor of radiology and Blanche R. & Richard J. Erlanger Professor of Medical Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to discuss a few final thoughts about RSNA 2017 in Chicago, which ended Thurs., Nov. 30. 

RSNA 2017: Economics, quality, tech regulations determine value of imaging

What determines value in medicine will differ based on specialty, but what should radiologists consider when trying to maximize value in imaging? "The Value of Imaging," a Nov. 26 session at RSNA 2017 in Chicago, aimed to provide answers.

RSNA 2017: Workplace obedience begets widespread burnout

Show Richard Gunderman a radiologist whose job performance is largely gauged by how completely she complies with top-down initiatives and directives, and Gunderman will show you a radiologist who is either burned out or getting there.

RSNA 2017: Radiology’s customers are speaking. Is radiology listening?

“Dear Doctor: Three recent [radiology] reports from Dr. So and So are just plain wrong. I reviewed these studies with other radiologists in your department, and they all agree that the interpretations are overcalls. These overcalls are impacting the care my patients are receiving, have delayed surgery and are impacting my outcomes data. May I please request that Dr. So and So no longer interpret studies of my patients?”

RSNA 2017: Resistance voiced against round-the-clock attending coverage

The time has not come, and probably never will, for academic medical centers to adopt 24-hour coverage by expert attending radiologists. In fact, the traditional model—overnight ER coverage by radiology residents with trust-but-verify oversight by faculty members—is not only up to the task but superior to the up-and-coming way.

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