The Resident Roentgen File: August 2023

Resident Symposium: Academic and Private Practice

What is your ideal job? Which of the available work options will bring me closest to my ideal job? In a heterogenous and changing world, it is often difficult to know which option may be best. Faculty in this symposium will offer perspectives and insight to aid you in the evaluation of your options, to help you make the best choice for you.

Submit your original abstract to be considered for the 2024 ARRS Annual Meeting, May 5-9 in Boston. 

This is an excellent opportunity for radiologists across all subspecialties to participate in the Annual Meeting.

Abstracts can be submitted for:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Scientific Online Posters
  • Educational Online Posters

The deadline to submit your abstract for the 2024 ARRS Annual Meeting is August 31, 2023.

Changing Paradigms in Tumor Response Assessment

Hear from experts from the United States and Korea discussing the quickly evolving role of radiologists in tumor response assessment. A wide variety of tumors, treatments, and techniques to assess treatment response will be reviewed.

This new ARRS Virtual Symposium on Thursday, August 17 will provide attendees with up-to-date information on the latest standards for prostate examination and mpMRI. The education is geared for radiologists, fellows, and residents new to reporting prostate MRI, as well as novices wanting to brush up on their skills and improve their clinical practice.

Prepare for active practice.

AJR Journal Club articles offer Study Guide questions specifically written by independent authors to improve your ability to critically analyze the primary scientific literature for more thorough participation in evidence-based medicine. 

This month’s article is “Technical Adequacy of Fully Automated Artificial Intelligence Body Composition Tools: Assessment in a Heterogeneous Sample of External CT Examinations” by Pooler et al.

Key Finding

▪ Three fully automated AI tools for measuring body composition (vertebral bone, body wall musculature, and visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat) had technical adequacy rates of 97.8–99.1% in a sample of 11,699 external abdominal CT examinations, performed at 777 unique external institutions with 83 unique scanner models from six manufacturers.


▪ The results of this study support the potential of automated AI body composition tools to generalize to a diverse array of external CT examinations.

 Chinese (audio/PDF) and Spanish (audio/PDF) translations are available for this article’s abstract.

Moving forward, the journal is pleased to announce two new article types…

Trainee Essay

First-person narrative essay that relates a personal anecdote or experience during training in radiology and medicine, and reflects on its meaning, impact, or lessons learned.

Maximums: 1 author (must be a medical student, resident, or fellow); 600 words; 3 References; 0 Tables; 0 Figures

Leadership Essay

First-person narrative essay that relates a personal leadership experience or anecdote in radiology and medicine, and reflects on its meaning, impact, or lessons learned.

Maximums:1 author; 600 words; 3 References; 0 Tables; 0 Figures

Subscribe to AJR Podcasts to hear our Resident and Fellow Podcast Editors critique articles and provide synthesized overviews of timely research for both in-training and practicing radiologists.

For ARRS In-Training Members, we are proud to offer the following Online Courses as free access resources, including:

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.