The Resident Roentgen File: October 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.

Committed to cutting-edge research since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS is now accepting Scientific Abstracts—specifically from in-training radiologists—for two brand-new Emerging Research sessions during the 2022 ARRS Annual Meeting.

Imaging residents and fellows, as well as medical students, can submit Oral Presentation topics for this latest addition to our Annual Meeting Scientific Abstract Program until December 1, 2021.

An exciting opportunity to showcase your most contemporary research, only 13 Oral Presentations will be accepted—one in each of the following subspecialties: Breast; Cardiac; Efficacy/Education/Administration/Informatics; General/Emergency; Gastrointestinal; Genitourinary (Female Pelvis/Endocrine); Genitourinary (Male Pelvis/Urinary); Musculoskeletal; Neuroradiology; Nuclear Medicine; Pediatrics; Thoracic; Vascular/Interventional Radiology.

More information regarding submission requirements, our review process, and presentation details are available at

Per the recommendations from the ARRS Resident Advisory Subcommittee, we have added several sessions from our “Introduction to Academic Radiology” Annual Meeting presentation to the Roentgen University portal, including:

  • CV and Resume
  • Fellowships
  • Transitioning from Resident to Fellow
  • Transitioning from Fellow to Faculty
  • Building a Career in Education
  • A Career in Academic Radiology: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Choosing the Right Job in Radiology: Private Practice & Academics
  • The Economics of Radiology

Every month, AJR Editor in Chief Andrew Rosenkrantz handpicks an article from “the yellow journal” specifically for ARRS In-Training Members. For October, Dr. Rosenkrantz has chosen “The Spectrum of Neuroimaging Findings on CT and MRI in Adults With COVID-19” by Moonis et al.

Key Findings:

  • The most common neuroimaging manifestations of COVID-19 are acute infarcts with large clot burden and intracranial hemorrhage, including microhemorrhages.
  • Additional imaging patterns include leukoencephalopathy, ADEM, cytotoxic lesions of the corpus callosum, olfactory bulb involvement, cranial nerve enhancement, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  • Routine long-term neurologic follow-up may be warranted given emerging evidence of long-term microstructural and functional changes on brain imaging after COVID-19 recovery.

Read more about this article in Healthline.

Also each month, 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. October’s article, “Liver Fat Quantification by Ultrasound in Children: A Prospective Study” by D’Hondt et al., evaluated four ultrasound technologies for quantitative assessment of liver fat content in children using MRI proton density fat fraction as a reference standard.

MR Imaging of the Hip and Pelvis” is this month’s Web Lecture, also specially selected for ARRS In-Training Members by our own in-house experts. Packed with practical information from D. Blankenbaker and J. Peterson, residents and fellows will:

  • Recognize patterns of musculoskeletal injury associated with clinical athletic pubalgia.
  • Identify common intra-articular pathology of the hip with common pitfalls and normal variations of the acetabular labrum, cartilage, ligamentum teres, and plicae.
  • Recognize common extra-articular causes of hip and pelvic pain.

Presented by The Roentgen Fund®, the ARRS Resident/Fellow in Radiology Awards are available to all ARRS In-Training Members in radiology and allied sciences research to recognize their work and present their findings during the ARRS Annual Meeting. Awards are based on the competence and promise of the candidate in radiological research, education, or administration and the scientific merit and potential impact of the candidate’s research.

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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