Practice Management

In the first five months of the EHR, radiology information system (RIS) and PACS deployment project, Robert Paul, a radiology informatics manager at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, lost 60% of his team. He described his efforts to reduce burnout among his staff during a presentation at the SIIM annual conference.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published an updated edition of its manual for measuring and reporting performance parameters of SPECT scanners.  

 

Interventional radiology (IR) is quickly evolving, but demand for the sub-specialists far outweighs the supply. Authors of a new study published in Clinical Radiology sought to get a better picture of what young doctors think of IR.

More than 25,000 radiologists are taking part in a 24 hour strike across Maharashtra—one of India’s largest states and home to its capital, Mumbai—in response to a recent assault on doctors in West Bengal, India.

Compressed sensing (CS) can reduce the typically long acquisition time of conventional ankle MRIs while preserving imaging quality, according to a small study published in the European Journal of Radiology.

Open-access (OA) publishing in radiology and nuclear medicine has slowed in recent years, and authors of a new study believe radiology—as a whole—needs to be more supportive in offering free access to the field’s latest research.

Mount Everest has been in the news lately, as pictures of a climbers huddled in long lines have surfaced across the internet. Peter Lowry, a 38 year-old radiologist from Golden, Colorado, talked about his ascent up the mountain and how he’s dealing with the darker side of Everest.

Utilizing the ultrafast scan mode for CT imaging in the emergency department (ED) can significantly reduce motion artifacts, reported a team of Japan-based researchers in a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

“The risk of malpractice within the specialty is real, and in some respect, inevitable for most of us,” wrote Jonathan L. Mezrich, MD, in a new piece published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

“Factors driving the lack of gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in radiology and radiation oncology are poorly understood,” wrote Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues in a recent JACR study.

Recent research has found studies with better diagnostic test accuracy get published quicker, but does that correlation apply to abstracts presented at the RSNA Annual Meeting?

“To our knowledge, this is the first study analyzing the influence of reading volume on reading performance in a screening program that uses independent double reading of digital mammograms with consensus,” wrote authors of a new study published in Radiology.