July 31, 2020

Practicing Radiology Is Like Skiing in Montana

By Jay Crittenden, MD, FACR

If I make it for two more months, I will have practiced radiology for 60 years. That’s about half of the total years since Dr. Roentgen took that radiograph of his wife’s hand.

Changes from the days of sitting in a darkened office reading the stacks to our current indispensable active role in healthcare are mind-boggling.

I work part-time in a busy hospital/medical center complex, and I love the challenge of staying up to date.

Every day that I continue to work is a bonus, and I plan to keep working into the foreseeable future, however long (or short) that might be.

The only other activity that is nearly as exciting is downhill skiing on a fresh powder day in Montana.