Staffing

This channel provides news on management of staff and proper staffing levels for safe, high-quality healthcare system. Physician and clinician workforce shortages have become growing challenge for hospitals, with burnout also now affecting nearly all medical workers. Topics include medical staffing issues, statistics, compensation how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

There have been a big increase in interest in cardiac CT following the publication of the 2021 ACC Chest Pain Evaluation Guidelines, which raised CT angiography (CTA) to a 1A level of evidence. This has prompted many centers to consider creating CTA programs.  This is a cardiac patient being set up for a CCTA scan at Duly Health and Care in the Chicago suburbs. The healthcare group opened one of the first out-patient cardiac clinics in the country with a dedicated cardiac CT scanner.

Technologist training programs on road to recovery from COVID: ASRT survey

As of last fall, 35% of radiologic technologist educators seeking to place prepared students in open jobs were still hampered by the operational effects of COVID-19. Fortunately, that figure was a far cry from the 98% who reported placement trouble in the spring of 2020.

January 18, 2023
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Being a teleradiologist was a nightmare at first, but now it’s my dream job

Practicing in teleradiology is amazing, or it’s your worst nightmare.

How do I know? Because I’ve been in two telerad positions that couldn’t have been more different.

December 12, 2022
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I didn’t plan to start in teleradiology after my radiology residency—but I’m glad I did

I’ll be honest, I had no plans to go into teleradiology straight from residency. However, I fell into it because economic conditions meant choices were slim as I started my career in 2014.

December 12, 2022

Virtual reading room remains popular post-pandemic among certain radiologists, referrers

A large academic medical center launched a virtual radiology reading room in 2020 to comply with COVID-related social distancing guidelines. Today the room is still something of a hit.

December 6, 2022

ACR spotlights military mentorship program

A robust resource is close at hand for military radiologists looking to “transfer” themselves to civilian practice after their service ends.

December 2, 2022

Experienced teleradiologist shares 3 ‘remedies’ for work-from-home ailments

Remote radiology is not without its formidable challenges. A longtime veteran of the model discussed a number of these in a session at RSNA 2022.

November 30, 2022

Canadian radiologists push federal lawmakers to deal with ‘devastating impact’ of long waits for medical imaging

Radiologists from across Canada descended on Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier this month to voice pressing concerns on behalf of medical-imaging patients and professionals.

November 22, 2022
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Upped imaging utilization seems to follow ED clinicians who aren’t physicians

Emergency departments that employ nonphysician practitioners probably improve patient access to timely care. However, these EDs also order 5.3% more imaging than their physician-only counterparts.

November 11, 2022

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