ACR Bulletin

Covering topics relevant to the practice of radiology

October 2023

October Bulletin cover: Illustration of man holding balloons each with a cancer awareness ribbon on them

In This Issue

  • Spreading the Word on Screening

    The specialty has seen numerous advancements in lifesaving screening. Despite this, patients have not been educated on these advancements and/or don't have proper access to them. How can we change this?
  • Reducing Disparities in Screening

    Three key initiatives the ACR is supporting are helping move the needle
    when it comes to health equity.

  • The ACR Learning Network: In It for the Long Haul

    ACR Learning Network participants commit to improving mammogram quality and find other unexpected gains.

  • 100 Years of the ACR: The Evolution of Mammography

    In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ACR Bulletin looks back at the history of breast imaging — and ahead to its future.

  • Screening at the Source: Mobile Health Units Deliver

    Bringing CT-based screening to communities with notoriously poor access to fair and high-value healthcare services is a clear road toward equitable care. This third article in an ACR Bulletin health equity series showcases physician-led efforts to close gaps in awareness, access and outcomes.
  • CT Colonography: A Policy Impasse, or Opportunity?

    The ACP now says CTC shouldn’t be used for primary colon cancer screening. USPSTF recommends CTC. Commercial carriers pay for it, but Medicare doesn’t. Why the conflicting policies, and what can the Neiman Health Policy Institute do to help?

  • Nameless Shoes: A Patient Experience Story

    After a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, Dana Caviness recounts her treatment experiences and shares how a simple introduction by physicians and medical staff can improve the patient experience
  • Improving the Patient Experience

    Members of the ACR Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care have been working with medical institutions across the country to strengthen the relationships between patients and physicians.
  • How Does Inflation Impact the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule?

    We need to stabilize the physician payment system and protect patient access to physician services in a time of unprecedented challenges.

  • Radiology Takes on Alzheimer's Disease

    Anticipating a new and massive cohort of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia patients, radiologists and other medical professionals are tapping new tools and shared resources to guide diagnoses and manage treatments.

  • Cases for Positive Change

    Case in Point® (CiP) has been so popular that the program has expanded publication from five days a week to seven.
  • Dispatches October 2023

    An ACR leader on the first-ever TIME 100 AI List, a new name for ACR-designated breast imaging centers, a study on how people are scheduling mammograms and more.