I am writing this column on the last day of a very busy week of ACR 2015, the first all-member meeting of the American College of Radiology. The participation of so many members of Emory Radiology in every level of the College’s activity is staggering. Clearly, our department has strong input into the trajectory of our field and on key decisions that influence our future. We also had a record number of residents participate in both the ACR meeting and parallel programming of the Academy of Radiology Research, including an exciting Medical Imaging and Technology Showcase event held on Capitol Hill.
Congratulations to Kimberly Applegate, who served as ACR Speaker and was re-elected to the ACR Board of Chancellors; Falgun Chokshi, who was elected Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Section; Amanda Corey, who was bestowed the recognition of Fellow of the American College of Radiology and an award for Outstanding Chapter Meeting Planning; Eric Friedberg for appointment to the ACR Council; and Gelareh Sadigh (with co-authors Ramsha Khan, Matt Hawkins, and Rich Duszak), who received a Gold-Merit Abstract Award in Clinical Education. Rich Duszak, Matt Hawkins, and incoming faculty Howard Fleishon and Sumir Patel gave compelling talks in the educational sessions.
Among the most impactful lectures I attended during ACR 2015 was one on the Massachusetts General Hospital experience with a radiology diagnostic consultation service. We have considered a similar pilot program at Emory, which would likely serve our patients well and increase their understanding of the value we bring to their care.
Best to all,