Notes of a Radiology Watcher, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319016776
  • ISBN-13: 9783319016771
  • DDC: 616.0757
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Radiology Department is a pivotal part of any acute and/or comprehensive health care facility. The radiologist can no longer just "hide out" there. Matters of imaging are often public concerns, larger in scope than just the scheduling and managing of a series of image tests. Rather radiology is expensive, often intrusive and in some areas earnestly and endlessly controversial. A radiologist must be attuned to these often confounding contingencies. Two recent developments in the monitoring of education of radiologists can be impacted by the content of this book. For trainees in Radiology, and for that matter, for all trainees in every medical specialty in the U.S., a new accreditation system (NAS) has been put into place under the impetus and aegis of the ACGME, the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education, the body responsible for graduate medical evaluation and oversight in the U.S. Among its many innovations, the NAS curriculum is concerned with knowledge acquired about social and economic issues pertinent to each specialty. It is also focused on improving communication skills and about enhancing quality and safety. In the elaboration of "milestones" for residency education in these issues are codified into focused initiatives that must be addressed by each trainee as he or she advances in capability and seniority within the training interval.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Early Residency: Preparation and Participation.
2: Centralized Interviews for Prospective Radiology Residents.
3: A Critique of the Transitional Internship.
4: Looking Back at the Value of the Internship.
5: Radiology Residents: Internship Survey.
6: The Debt Crisis and Radiology.
7: Radiology Residency Positions: Growth, Distribution and California.
8: Radiology Resident Recruitment: Robustness in an Uncertain Environment.
9: Radiology Residencies: Disasters and Preparedness.
10: Late Residency, Fellowship and Just Beyond.
11: Reorganizing the Fourth Year: Curricular Organization—How Will the Fourth Year Be Redesigned?—Part I.
12: Reorganizing the Fourth Year: The Fourth Year After the Boards Change—How Should It Be Constructed?—Part II.
13: Reorganizing the Fourth Year: Reimagining the Fourth Year of Training in the of Training in the Era of Subspecialization—Part III.
14: Are We Losing the Certification Wars?.
15: The Trouble with Fellowships.
16: The Changing Board Exam Schedule in the U.S.: Will General Radiologists and Emergency Radiologists Become Synonymous?.
17: Bubble Trouble.
18: Regulation Without Representation.
19: Radiology Elsewhere in the World.
20: O.E.C.D. Health Data: Where Does the U.S. Stack Up?.
21: Characteristics of Radiology Training Programs in Europe in Comparison with Those in the United States.
22: Japan: A Country with a Currently Successful Radiology Model of Health Care.
23: Radiology in Cuba: A Different Path with Fewer Resources and More Compulsion.
24: Geography and Radiology: Perfect Together.
25: Radiologist Inclusiveness: Minority Features.
26: Who Will Be the New Radiologists?: A 2012 Assessment.
27: Women in Radiology.
28: South Asians in Radiology in the United States, Part I.
29: South Asians in Radiology in the United States, Part II.
30: The Appearances and Implications of the Radiology Report.
31: Towards More Literate Reports: Avoiding Words and Phrases You Should Not Say.
32: The Radiology Report.
33: More Jargon.
34: Anything Is Possible so Is Possible Anything?.
35: The Radiology Report: The Value of the Impression.
36: Metaphors in Radiology.
37: Metaphor: Redux.
38: Electronic Health Records and Expectations of the Transformation of the Work of Radiologists.
39: Telling Patients Results.
40: Radiologist Responsibilities.
41: Fallacies in Reasoning: Part 1.
42: Fallacies in Reasoning: Part 2.
43: We Are Radiologists: What Business Are We in?.
44: Communication vs. Consultation: Two Duties We Must Pursue.
45: Quality Considerations.
46: Quality: Metrics in Radiology.
47: Quality: Measures in Radiology.
48: Quality: Initiatives You Should Know About But May Not Have Heard About.
49: Quality: Some Simple Things You Might Change.
50: Malpractice Apology and Appropriateness.
51: U.S. Medical Malpractice: Some Data-Driven Facts.
52: Malpractice Suits Against Radiologists.
53: Radiology Malpractice: The Demography of Medical Malpractice Regarding Radiology.
54: Apology: It's Elements and Legal Intrusions.
55: Is It Appropriate to Have Appropriateness Criteria for Radiology Testing?.
56: Authorization or Appropriateness or the Lady or the Tiger Redux.
57: Opportunities for Radiologists.
58: Teleradiology: From the Confines of Place to the Freedom of Space.
59: Medical Tourism, Opportunities for American Radiologists?.
60: Geriatric Radiology A Proto-Manifesto.
61: Self-Referral Remedies.
62: The Challenges Facing American Radiologists.
63: The Radiologist Assistant: Do We Need This Job Title?.
64: Challenges to Radiology from Below, Astride and Afar.
65: The Coming Revolution in Radiology: Beware and Prepare.
66: Teleradiology and GATS-An-800 lb Gorilla Down the Hall.
67: Commodity Policy and the Vulnerability of Radiology.
68: Radiologists and the Press.
69: Will the Job Market for Radiologists Remain Grim?: A Contrarian Perspective-A 2013 Assessment.
70: American Radiologists at a Crossroad.
71: Research.
72: Peer Review-Peering Over Its Shoulder.
73: Peer Review-Innovations and Ethical Issues.
74: Electronic Publishing: A Boon or a Bugbear.
75: The Tendentious Tendency in Radiology Clinical Research.
76: Radiation Dose.
77: Radiation Dose: A Primer of Units and Limits.
78: CT-ER-Dose and Cost and What to Do About It.
79: Radiation Dose Redux.
80: CT Techniques: Risk and Challenges—Who Will Control Radiology.
81: CT Utilization and Thyroid Cancer: Is There a Connection?.
82: MR Safety Another Look.
83: Nooks and Crannies in General Radiology Including Some Forgotten Observations.
84: From Nipple Shadows to Bullet Holes.
85: Pelvic Phleboliths.
86: Eponymous Abdominal Hernias, Part I.
87: Eponymous Abdominal Hernias, Part II.
88: Other Radiology Bits and Pieces of Lore.
89: It Ain't What You Don't Know, It's What You Do Know That Ain't So.
90: Illicit Drug Transport.
91: The Spleen: The Forgotten Organ, Is There Anything to Say?.
92: Acute Pancreatitis: What and When Is There Room for Imaging in the Diagnosis and Followup of Patients with Acute Inflammation of the Pancreatic Gland?.