Minnie Finalists Announced, Improvements In Radiology Gender Gap, & Attempts At Combatting Physician Burnout: 3 Things That Happened In Radiology This Week

Minnie Finalists Announced, Improvements In Radiology Gender Gap, & Attempts At Combatting Physician Burnout: 3 Things That Happened In Radiology This Week

It’s been an exciting week in radiology! The Minnie’s are gearing up, ASTRO is about to kick off, and we’re getting inundated with article after article from every possible direction. As usual, there were a ton of interesting bits of news that came out this week related to our industry, and if you’re as busy as we are then there’s a pretty big chance you missed out on seeing—much less actually reading—most of them. Some were research related, some were fun, and some were inspiring, but there were a few articles that really stood out to us, and that we feel like are important for people to read. Not only are they incredibly interesting, they also cover some issues and innovations concerning the radiology industry right now. Here are three pieces of news we wanted to highlight:

Aunt Minnie Announces & Highlights Minnie 2017 Finalists

The votes are in, and the finalists for the 2017 Minnie Awards have been officially announced! This week Aunt Minnie took some time to highlight and introduce all finalists in each respective category. Unsurprisingly, we were happy to see a familiar face among the finalists: Dr. Elliot Fishman. He's a bit of a regular when it comes to the Minnie awards, and we were excited to see him nominated in the following two categories this year: Most Effective Radiology Educator and Best Radiology Mobile App. You can read more about all the finalists here. Best of luck to Dr. Fishman, and to all the other incredible innovators in our industry who were nominated this year!

Improvements In Radiology Gender Gap: AJR Confirms Female Rads In Academics Make As Much As Male Peers

It's no secret that the gender gap is still incredibly present in 21st century America, particularly in the healthcare world. Radiology is no exception, and for decades we've been fighting an uphill battle trying to close the gap between genders and overcome disparities in both the percentage of female radiologists to male radiologists and the way that they're compensated. It's taken a while, but we're slowly getting closer. A recent study from the American Journal of Roentgenology shows that in the U.S., female academic radiologists make as much money as their male colleagues. It's a situation that's uncommon among many medical specialties, and it highlights the emphasis the radiology industry has placed on overcoming gender disparity. We've still got a long way to go towards achieving full equality, but it's a promising start. 

Combating Burnout At NYU: "Coordinator Service" Bolsters Radiologists' Efficiency

Burnout among radiologists is a huge concern, and all across the country organizations are looking for ways to address this issue. Researchers at NYU are attempting to do so by creating a new position in the radiology department, a Reading Room Coordinator. The goal of the experiment is simple: create a position whose sole responsibility revolves around taking over the majority of tasks that don't relate specifically to image interpretation, i.e. handling requests, faxing reports, triaging phone calls, etc., eliminating that additional stress and allowing the radiologists to focus on the clinical aspects of their jobs. The researchers are hopeful that the addition of this new position will mitigate high rates of burnout and improve workflow by shouldering the burden of some of those day-to-day responsibilities and giving them more time to work on the parts of the job they enjoy. It's an intriguing approach, and we look forward to seeing whether it works out! 

It’s an important time in our industry. There’s a lot of improvements being made, but there are still several very real issues that we need to work towards solving. Having an open dialogue about these topics, understanding and expressing arguments from different perspective and working together towards solutions will go a long way towards bettering our industry as a whole.

7 Benefits of ISCT’s Continued Medical Education OnDemand

7 Benefits of ISCT’s Continued Medical Education OnDemand

ISCT17 may have just ended a few months ago, but we’re already starting to get really excited about the 19thAnnual CT Symposium. Our meeting brings together the top experts in radiology from all over the world. With lectures and workshops built for radiologists/physicians, technologists, radiology residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurses and physicists; the ISCT’s three-day computed tomography symposium is something we look forward to year around.

One of our favorite things about our annual symposium is that it gives people from all over the world in our industry an invaluable opportunity to come together and learn. Not only can you brush up on your skills and knowledge while keeping up to date on the top trending innovations in CT, you can also earn educational credits towards your CME and SA-CME accreditations for being there. Awesome, right? 

ISCT Launches Full 2017 CT Symposium CME Content Online

ISCT Launches Full 2017 CT Symposium CME Content Online

Today the ISCT is excited to announce that we’ve officially launched our first wave of new CME content: the full content from our 2017 CT symposium. CT education has always been a top priority for our organization, and for almost two decades we’ve worked tirelessly towards finding ways to make the latest CT innovations and industry knowledge readily available to members in all levels of the radiology department, not just around the country but around the globe.

For years now the ISCT has been offering CME On-Demand content in tandem with our traditional symposium, so people who weren’t able to make the trip to San Francisco this year for ISCT17 can still experience all the action, earn CME credits and grow their industry knowledge, all at their own pace in a way that’s most convenient for them.

Today we launched the first wave of content from ISCT17 on our brand new state-of-the-art Education On-Demand site, where enduring content from many of our recent symposia is available as a way for professionals across the radiology community to enhance their CT knowledge, stay up to date on the newest industry protocols and innovations, and earn CME credits.

This year’s symposium was our best yet, with a diverse list of hot radiology topics and a prestigious faculty lineup reflecting varied interests and experiences. Our ISCT 2017 Full Program contains over 300 discrete presentations spanning a variety of topics in the following three tracks:

•Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia (highlight advanced and cutting edge topics pertaining to CT technology and practice)

View full Cutting Edge Mini-Symposia program

•CT Academy (sessions covering the fundamental topics of CT technology, techniques, and protocols)

View full CT Academy program

•Read Out with the Professor (case based studies based around a specific organ system or disease)

View full Read Out with the Professor program  

It’s a week’s worth of CT-specific content, all available for you to dive into at your own unique pace. You can take notes through our Education On-Demand platform, navigate easily through different talks, watch and re-watch the content you enjoy most, and download files associated with specific talks so you can walk through them as the speaker presents. Our Education On-Demand content gives members of the radiology community the opportunity to continue their educational growth on their own terms and at their own pace.

If you have questions about group pricing, email michelle@isct.org.

 

Highlighting RLI’s Breakthrough Leadership Course: Maximizing Your Influence & Impact

Highlighting RLI’s Breakthrough Leadership Course: Maximizing Your Influence & Impact

Last week our very own Geoff Rubin, MD, Radiologist from Duke Radiology, Board Member of ACR’s Radiology Leadership Institute, and President of ISCT, completed his very first Facebook Live video in which he shared some valuable tips on leadership in radiology. The video serves as a teaser for an online ACR course he’s helping organize titled RLI Breakthrough Leadership: Maximizing Your Influence and Impact.

The course, which is a 12-week online cohort-based program running from October through May, combines the best of live, virtual class sessions with self-paced weeks set aside for deep dives into supplemental content such as articles, case studies, and on-demand modules. Participants have the capability to devour content on their own time, take notes, frame questions, participate in discussion boards led by high-level faculty, and discuss their feedback in virtual class sessions for a high-impact learning experience.

The course will cover three over-arching session topics to help those in leadership roles, or who may plan to take on a larger leadership role, gain a fundamental understanding of their new responsibilities, how to manage communications within their department and with other departments as well, and how to effectively leverage their role for greater impact.

Over the 12 weeks attendees can expect to gain deeper insight as they learn the following skills in addition to several soft skills like interpersonal relationship building, how to support your team, conflict management, etc.:

·      How to enable engagement & efficiency in your practice and larger health systems

·      How to deal with radiology within the workflow of other departments

·      How to understand the role the legal department plays in the health system

·      How to lead from the “middle”

·      How to interpret financial statements

·      How to understand and manage costs

·      How to lead and influence other departments

·      How to use your seat effectively to influence positive change

RLI Breakthrough Leadership: Maximizing Your Influence and Impact, accredited for up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s), is an innovative virtual course that’s a “must attend” for anyone in the radiology world who is stepping into a leadership role or looking to enhance their current leadership skills. Each session is led by a team of experts who bring unique backgrounds and sets of experience to the table, guaranteeing an engaging, relevant, and incredibly valuable course. You can view the preliminary schedule here, check out the list of participating faculty, or register to save your spot.

How To Successfully Survive Your First Hospital Executive Committee Meeting: Tips From Dr. Geoffrey Rubin

How To Successfully Survive Your First Hospital Executive Committee Meeting: Tips From Dr. Geoffrey Rubin

So you’ve just been hired into a new leadership position within your organization. One of the first challenges you’re facing is attempting to successfully survive your first hospital executive committee meaning, a true initiation for anyone in a new leadership role. Navigating the waters can be challenging, especially if this is your first time in a leadership position.

ISCT President, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin, walks you through how to not only survive your first executive committee meeting, but to own it.

ISCT Makes List Of Top 75 Radiology Blogs & Websites

ISCT Makes List Of Top 75 Radiology Blogs & Websites

When we founded this organization almost 20 years ago, we did it with a common goal in mind: be a resource on all things CT. Be an organization dedicated towards fostering collaboration and growth in the CT industry, and one that shares this growth and innovation with the radiology community as a whole. Provide a place where members from across all corners of the globe and from all departments can come together to learn, to grow, to challenge current standards, to collaborate and to drive our industry forward. Give them the tools and the knowledge to do just that.

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About ISCT's Education On-Demand

About ISCT's Education On-Demand

Next week we’ll be launching our state-of-the-art Education On-Demand site, where enduring content from our previous symposia is packaged and available for purchase as a way for members at all levels of the radiology community to enhance their CT knowledge, stay up to date on the newest industry protocols and innovations, and earn CME credits. Here's a little bit more about ISCT's Education On-Demand:

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