The Resident Roentgen File: August 2021

The Resident Roentgen File curates multimedia educational resources from our vast portfolio of benefits to help ARRS In-Training Members prepare for exams, fellowship, and beyond.

Walking back its unpopular family leave proposal, the American Board of Radiology (ABR) will now grant residents eight weeks of annual “time off” during their residencies, including vacation, family leave, medical leave, and sick days—two full weeks more than the initial proposal of “up to six weeks” total family medical leave throughout an entire four-year residency. Apropos, these imaging groups continue to push for 12 weeks of leave during residency.

The ABR’s exam schedule kicks off Monday, January 10, 2022 with the diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology subspecialty exams in nuclear imaging. Remote administration has gone well, so the new normal continues. Still no word from Tucson regarding 2023, but according to ABR’s own Executive Director Brent Wagner, remote exams are here to stay.

In addition to renaming its Maintenance of Certification program to the Continuing Certification program, ABR is also considering reducing its user fees.

First presented by ABR’s own stakeholders during the 2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting, we have since published the following four video presentations on our Roentgen University portal:

Each month, AJR Editor in Chief Andrew Rosenkrantz handpicks an article from “the yellow journal” specifically for ARRS In-Training Members. For August, Dr. Rosenkrantz has chosen an AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review of the current state of imaging for pediatric pancreatitis.

Every week, AJR delivers the latest original research and cutting-edge clinical perspectives, including many multimedia enhancements:

And now the world’s longest continuously published general radiology journal is on TikTok!

Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology reviewed 284 imaging-related posts on TikTok and found that of those made by radiologists, 65% were clinical in nature. Furthermore, 88% of these clinical posts were cases regarding radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, and mixed modalities—”an important and timely opportunity for radiologists to be early adopters of this popular platform.”

Our Abstract Submission site is now open for Oral Presentations, Scientific Online Posters, and Educational Online Posters to be considered for the ARRS 2022 Annual Meeting, May 1–5, in New Orleans, virtually, and on demand. The deadline to submit your original abstract for our 2022 Annual Meeting is August 31, 2021.

Secrets of the CNS Center is this month’s Web Lecture, also specially selected for ARRS In-Training Members. Packed with practice-based information that’s presented by experts, residents and fellows will:

  • review imaging features of cavernous sinus diagnoses
  • describe the top diagnoses of sella, suprasellar, and pineal lesions
  • discuss the most common basal ganglia diagnoses

Featuring didactic lectures and interactive case-based reviews presented by accomplished faculty, ARRS In-Training Members enjoy anytime, anywhere access to every session of both these symposia for one full year, until September 9, 2022.

Practical Pediatric Imaging SymposiumSeptember 8–9, 2021

Abdominal MRI: Practical Applications and Advanced ImagingSeptember 9–10, 2021

How Residents and Fellows Can Join ARRS for FREE:

  1. Visit the ARRS Membership page, select In-Training Members, and complete the application online.
  2. Fill out the ARRS In-Training Membership Application, and mail or fax it back to us.

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