Practice Management

“I am honored and excited to be named the editor of the RSNA Case Collection, a key initiative to create a comprehensive online resource of clinical cases for the practicing radiologists,” said its new editor, Mariam Moshiri, MD.

Shared-decision making (SDM) is central to patient-centered care. And according to a recent literature review, radiologists can play a key role in the process.

Standardizing protocols for preclinical PET/CT imaging can help translate research findings to the clinical setting, according to a study published Sept. 27 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

“I’m both honored and humbled to serve as editor of our specialty’s leading educational publication,” said Christine O. (Cooky) Menias, MD, the new editor of RadioGraphics.

Academic radiology departments vary in how they handle second opinion consultations on outside studies, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. A more uniform approach, the researchers argued, could help radiologists and patients alike.

Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are performing more image-guided procedures, but nonphysician providers (NPPs) still read relatively few diagnostic imaging exams, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Medical student applications for radiology residency programs has remained stable, but authors of a new editorial published in Academic Radiology believe the specialty will face upcoming challenges that warrant improved recruitment strategies.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) was picked by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to train physicians to classify pneumoconiosis on chest x-rays, a specialist otherwise known as a “B Reader.”

Using imaging markers such as gummy candies or a plastic, fish-shaped container can alleviate children’s anxieties during MRI exams and cut costs for radiology departments, according to a recent Australian study published in BMJ Open.

Patients with a family or personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are in danger of experiencing future reactions, according to a study published Sept. 3 in Radiology.  

“Like all aspects of medicine, it's important to make sure imaging is justified, and that the potential benefits are balanced against the potential harms," said lead author Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD.

State Sen. Mike Maroney of West Virginia has been charged with soliciting prostitution on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Maroney is a radiologist in the state, according to WOWK 13 News report.