Daily Bulletin 2015

Explore Resident, Fellow Sessions at RSNA 2015

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015

RSNA 2015 sessions spotlight issues relevant to radiology residents and fellows

A full spectrum of RSNA 2015 sessions spotlight issues relevant to radiology residents and fellows. Among them:

MS170-ED-X(Education Exhibit)
Fat Containing Lesions in the Abdomen and Pelvis: A Fat-tastic Resident Primer

All Day—Multisystem & Special Interest (MS) Community, Learning Center

Fat seen in both benign and malignant lesions in the abdomen and pelvis can create diagnostic and prognostic implications. This exhibit explores the principals of fat detection CT - Hounsfield units MRI - and various techniques for fat suppression.

HP221-SD-TUB1(Educational Course)
Identifying Key Components of Medical Student Radiology Education for an Improved Experience—Comparison of Responses from Radiology Educators and Medical Students

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.—Health Services, Policy, Practice & Research (HP) Community, Learning Center, Station #1

Although many educational activities, tools and assessments have been described as critical to the success of a radiology medical school experience, the value of these resources to radiology educators and medical students remains unassessed. Presenters explore how various educational components—including the degree of student participation, types of performance evaluations, barriers to student participation, and factors that best create a meaningful learning experience—are valued by both educators and students.

NR132-ED-X (Education Exhibit)
The Radiologist's Role in Shunt Evaluation: A Resident Primer and Review of What the Neurosurgeon Wants to Know

All Day—Neuroradiology/Head & Neck (NR) Community, Learning Center

Along with reviewing clinical indications for shunting, types of shunts and shunt devices and providing photos of select devices and their radiographic correlates, presenters will review common clinical scenarios requiring radiographic evaluation of shunts, provide case examples and review neurosurgical interventions in a shunted patient. Specific instances where the radiologist can aid the neurosurgeon in diagnosis and treatment planning for shunted patients will also be covered.

QS122-ED-TUA4(Quality Storyboard)
High-Fidelity Contrast Reaction Simulation Training: A Single Department's Experience in Training all Faculty, Fellows, and Residents to Improve Patient Care and Satisfy PQI Requirements

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Quality Storyboards (QS) Community, Learning Center; Station #4

Presenters report the results of a department-wide high-fidelity simulation project designed to increase patient safety and radiologist education for the recognition and management of contrast reaction. The quality improvement project was developed using the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle advocated by the American Board of Radiology.

RC402(Educational Course)
Strategies for Developing Business Leadership Skills in the Midst of Healthcare Reform Challenges

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Room S404CD

As healthcare delivery systems undergo rapid and dramatic changes, the need for dynamic physician leadership in both academic and private practice settings continues to increase. But traditional graduate medical education curriculum often leaves young radiologists ill-equipped to address complex issues related to practice management, health policy and economics. Presenters will introduce such educational opportunities at the resident, fellow and practicing radiologist level and share the early experience of several academic and private medical centers in these pursuits.

RC616 (Educational Course)
Tweet This: How to Make Radiology More Patient Centered (Sponsored by the RSNA Public Information Committee)

Thursday, Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Room S403A

In the era of consumer-driven healthcare, patient portals, online health resources and social media, radiologists must provide personal and patient-friendly services and use a variety of means to connect with patients. In this course, presenters will provide specific examples and strategies for harnessing the power of the Internet and social media to become more patient centered.

RC502 (Educational Course)
What's New from the American Board of Radiology (ABR)

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Room S104A

Moderated by ABR President Milton J. Guiberteau, M.D., the sessions provide updates on various issues related to ABR:

  • Making MOC Work
  • The Board Eligible Radiologist: Hiring Perspectives and Concerns
  • ABR Certifying Exams in Diagnostic Radiology
  • The Alphabet Soup of MOC, CC and SA-CME
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)/Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Certificate and IR Residency

See Thursday's Daily Bulletin for a full report on the session, "What's New from the American Board of Radiology."

VI162-ED-X (Education Exhibit)
Interventional Management of Hemoptysis: For Every Interventional Radiology Resident/Fellow

All Day—Vascular & Interventional (VI) Community, Learning Center

Interventional procedures are considered to be an effective nonsurgical treatment and play an important role in the management of hemoptysis. This education exhibit offers a comprehensive review of diagnostic imaging and a therapeutic strategy and interventional techniques for management of hemoptysis.

OB119-ED-X (Education Exhibit)
PET-CT and MRI of Gynecological Tumors for Every Radiology Resident/Fellow: Imaging Techniques, Understanding Image Findings and Role in Management

All Day—Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB) Community, Learning Center

Attendees will learn to recognize the uptake pattern of FDG in PET-CT and MRI techniques; to know the optimal planning for therapy of uterine cancer and ovarian cancer on PET-CT and MRI; and to gain knowledge through questions and answers on clinical situations in gynecological imaging.

Stop by the Lounge

Stop by the Lounge—Residents and fellows relax and network while enjoying complimentary refreshments in the Residents Lounge, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday.

Resident and Fellow Symposium Spotlights Job Opportunities, Challenges

This year's RSNA Resident and Fellow Symposium explores career issues critical to residents entering the job market. Coordinated in part by the RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee (RFC), this year's symposium has been restructured to separate the day-long session into two sections with a break in between. All sessions are held Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Room E451B.

Career 101: Essentials for Every New Attending Radiologist (an Interactive Session)

10:30 a.m. to Noon (attendees should bring a mobile wireless device to participate)

  • 8 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future of Radiology

Presenters Jonathan W. Berlin, M.D., M.B.A., and Amelia Wnorowski, M.D., will discuss key reasons radiologists are essential in new payment systems and provide a comparative analysis of radiology and other occupations.

Medical Malpractice: Common Pitfalls New Attending Radiologists Should Avoid

Leonard Berlin, M.D., J.D., will discuss the standard of care, common and uncommon events that lead to medical malpractice, the role of expert witnesses in a malpractice lawsuit and minimizing the likelihood of being accused of malpractice.

Career 102: Essentials for Residency and Job Success

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

  • How to Convert an Interview Into a Job Offer

Fred T. Lee Jr., M.D., will discuss the interview process and strategies for maximizing success in the job market.

  • Six Must-Know Strategies for Success Every Radiology Trainee Should Master

Richard E. Sharpe Jr., M.D., M.B.A., will focus on key areas and strategies critical to success and accomplishing goals.

  • Candid, Frank and Personal Job Advice from Recent Grads

The session features a 30-minute Q&A with Nancy Benedetti, M.D., Candice Bookwalter, M.D., Ph.D., and two other recent graduates.

Question of the Day:

I want to change the MR imaging parameters for a new protocol based on a research paper I read, but the console says the SAR is too high. What is SAR?

Tip of the day:

Patients who have many follow-up head CTs should be assessed for dose to the eyes as they swiftly become at risk for cataracts.

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