American College of Radiology Selected as Imaging Partner for VIRUS COVID-19 Registry

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Center for Research and Innovation™ (CRI) was selected by the Society of Clinical Care Medicine (SCCM) to serve as the overall imaging repository for the Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS) COVID-19 Registry. The study aims to create a real time registry of current ICU and hospital care patterns to allow evaluation of safety and observational effectiveness of COVID-19 practices.

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American College of Radiology Announces COVID-19 Imaging Research Registry

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Center for Research and Innovation™ (CRI) is pleased to announce the development of the COVID-19 Imaging Research Registry (CIRR), an effort by the ACR CRI and the ACR Data Science Institute® in collaboration with the ACR and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR).

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University of Maryland School of Dentistry Offers Certificate in Oral Health Science Program for Non-Dental Health Care Providers

The curriculum is designed to help clinicians recognize and manage oral health infections, diseases, and systemic conditions to more effectively and efficiently improve overall health for their patients.

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American College of Radiology and RAD-AID Collaborate to Support Global Health Radiology Education

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and RAD-AID are working to enhance the delivery of ACR Case in Point to RAD-AID’s partnered, resource-poor hospitals in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). These efforts will strengthen the accessibility and quality of training materials in various medically underserved regions around the world.

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New Study Evaluates the COVID-19 Impact on Imaging Volumes

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many radiology departments have experienced a rapid decline in imaging case volumes. This new study, funded by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and published online in Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), evaluates the impact of the pandemic on imaging case volumes using real-world data from a large healthcare institution.

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Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR Announced Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) announced Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR as chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors (BOC). Jacqueline A. Bello, MD, FACR, will serve as vice chair, Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, will serve as president and Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MS, FACR will serve as vice president. The new officers will take office immediately following the ACR 2020 Meeting, held entirely online.

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New Research Finds Radiology Generalists Work as Multispecialists

General radiologists serve an essential role in the national radiologist workforce by offering broad radiological skills that help their practices meet a variety of geographic and after-hour coverage needs. Importantly, generalists have a particular role in ensuring patient access to radiological services for small and rural radiology groups. While subspecialty radiologists practice patterns have been well studied, relatively little is known about practice patterns of general radiologists. This new study, published in Academic Radiology, characterizes the practice patterns of general radiologists, who represent the majority of practicing radiologists in the US.

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American College of Radiology Updates ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) today released an update to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, which includes 193 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 942 clinical variants covering more than 1,680 clinical scenarios. This update includes four new and 12 revised topics.

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Artificial Intelligence Enables Rapid COVID-19 Lung Imaging Analysis at UC San Diego Health

With support from Amazon Web Services, UC San Diego Health physicians are using AI in a clinical research study aimed at speeding the detection of pneumonia, a condition associated with severe COVID-19.

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