This wrap-up features articles and links on several topics, including:
- CTA Rates Higher for Male Stroke Patients, Research Shows
- Practice Parameters & Technical Standards Field Review Open
- ACR Member Gains New Honor with SERAM
- Radiology-TEACHES™ Publishes New Micro-Modules
- How the ISR Helps the ACR Reach International Audiences
- Breast Imaging Symposium: Call for Abstracts
- 2024 Medical Student Scholarships
- ACR Bulletin Podcast: Health Equity in Radiology
CTA Rates Higher for Male Stroke Patients, Research Shows
A new study has shown that males who have a stroke undergo CT angiography (CTA) at a higher rate than women, with no impact on outcomes. The JACR® recently published a study looking into gender disparities in stroke care.
The Study looked at more than 7,500 acute ischemic stroke episodes that were recorded between 2012 and 2021 and found that CTA rates were higher among males. However, males received lower rates of a clot-busting drugs through intravenous thrombolysis. The high rates of CTA were solely noticeable between 2015 and 2019, when the American Heart Association updated guidelines for treating acute ischemic stroke.
Read the entire study on the JACR website.
Practice Parameters & Technical Standards Field Review
Field review began Aug. 21 for the ACR 2024 Practice Parameters & Technical Standards (PP&TS), which provide guidance on the performance and interpretation of various radiological exams. This year there is only one review cycle: Aug. 21 – Oct. 6, which will be the only opportunity ACR members have to comment prior to the virtual PP&TS meetings taking place March 12 and 14, 2024. This process marks a change from previous years when sections of the PP&TS documents were available in three-week comment periods.
Visit the PP&TS Field Review page for more information.
You can also check out this Bulletin article for an in-depth look at these publication process changes.
ACR Member Gains New Honor with SERAM
Mark D. Murphey, MD, FACR, has been unanimously elected as an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) because of his excellence as a radiology educator and as an outstanding contributor to the research side of the field. As a member of the faculty of the ACR Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP®), currently serving as its physician-in-chief, he has touched the hearts of many radiologists throughout the U.S. and the world with his passion for learning and enthusiasm for teaching. The courses he directs have repeatedly been described by attendees as “the best educational experience of their lives.”
To learn more about SERAM, please visit its website.
Radiology-TEACHES Publishes New Micro-Modules
Radiology-TEACHES™ has published nine new micro-modules on the Self-Directed Learning portion of the ACR website. These new modules have added 41 new cases, which have all been authored by medical students and radiologist mentors. This program has been a great success as a first step in raising awareness of radiology and building the relationships between radiologists and students.
To learn more, visit the Radiology-TEACHES for AMA page.
How the ISR Helps the ACR Reach International Audiences
Are you curious about how the ACR is involved in international healthcare? The ACR is part of the International Society of Radiology (ISR), a federation of the world’s national radiological societies. The ISR’s mission is to facilitate the global endeavors of the ISR’s member organizations to improve patient care and population health through diagnostic medical imaging and image-guided interventions.
This federation allows the radiology profession to speak with a unified voice in dealing with global issues affecting the specialty of radiology, the patients and the public we serve. By being part of the ISR, member societies have input into how the radiology community interacts with international governmental organizations such as the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Breast Imaging Symposium: Call for Abstracts
The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) is inviting members to submit original abstracts for presentation at its annual SBI Breast Imaging Symposium, taking place April 11–14, 2024, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstracts presented at the event will give authors an opportunity to network and discuss their research with experts in the field.
Candidates can submit an abstract application for a scientific and/or educational presentation online. The deadline to submit is Oct. 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Now Open: ACR 2024 Medical Student Scholarships
The ACR is accepting applications for the 2024 Medical Student Scholarships. The College is proud to offer a maximum of 10 scholarships to medical students enrolled in approved programs in the U.S. or Canada to support attendance at the ACR annual meeting, which takes place April 13–17, 2024. Applications are open from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.
ACR Bulletin Podcast: Health Equity in Radiology
On a new episode of the ACR Bulletin podcast, host Christopher Hobson talks to Elisabeth Quam, member of the Imaging for a Cause Foundation, and Ogechukwu Okeke, member of the Primary Care Coalition, about the future of radiology in the realm of health equity. How are Quam and Okeke’s organizations helping with health equity within radiology? What issues are they specifically seeing within radiology regarding health equity? How can they work together to fix them?
All these questions and more are answered in the podcast. Listen to it today.