Working Remotely Lowers Radiologist Burnout

Working Remotely Lowers Radiologist Burnout

A study just published in Clinical Radiology studied radiologists at Penn State Hershey Medical Center who took part in a flexible schedule that allowed participants to work from home for part of each week. The study was conducted from soon after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic through March 2021 — as radiology practices shifted…

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Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

Cryoablation and its Effects on Cancer Pain

An underappreciated use of cryoablation is increasing — pain management in cancer patients. A 2021 study released by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) confirms that cryoablation is a safe, effective treatment of pain caused by metastatic bone tumors. An article by J. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, published…

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Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Decreased Mammography in Breast Cancer Survivors

Surveillance mammography has decreased over the last decade and a half. A study of 141,672 breast cancer survivors recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN), reveals that annual mammograms among breast cancer survivors declined from 74.1% to 67.1% in the 12 years between 2004 and 2016. All of those included…

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Excessive Burnout Seen in Diagnostic Radiologists

Excessive Burnout Seen in Diagnostic Radiologists

Diagnostic radiologists experience the highest burnout rate among all healthcare workers. Dr. Bradley Spieler, Vice-Chair of Scholarly Activity and Research at the Department of Radiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Neil Baum, of Tulane’s Department of Urology, co-authored the review. Their review noted that more than half of all healthcare…

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ACS National Consortium Announces 9 Ways to Increase Cancer Screenings

ACS National Consortium Announces 9 Ways to Increase Cancer Screenings

  The American Cancer Society’s National Consortium for Cancer Screening and Care (ACS National Consortium) announced on February 16, 2022, nine recommendations to increase cancer screening levels back to pre-pandemic levels. Evidence indicates that delayed and missed screenings result in more later-stage cancer diagnoses. Cancer screening rates are still below pre-pandemic levels, and the nation…

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