The Resident Roentgen File: September 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.

Each year, ARRS and The Roentgen Fund® proudly offer several fellowship, scholarship, and award opportunities to faculty, fellows, and residents for research pursuits and professional development—establishing dual foundations in innovation and leadership for radiology’s next generation. Every awardee receives both protected research time and unparalleled mentorship; our recipients go on to become renowned experts at the vanguard of our profession, serving as journal editors, departmental chairs, and society executives.

Over the last decade, The Roentgen Fund has granted millions of dollars to hundreds of early-career radiologists—a true diversity of talent all across the globe. In fact, our 2021 resident and fellow recipients are already advancing the specialty: everything from augmented reality for image-guided interventions, to AI-detected lung metastases in breast cancer patients.

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.

Every month, AJR Editor in Chief Andrew Rosenkrantz handpicks an article from “the yellow journal” specifically for ARRS In-Training Members. For September, Dr. Rosenkrantz has chosen “Clinical Implementation of Dual-Energy CT for Gastrointestinal Imaging” by Mileto et al.

Key Findings:

  • Through reconstruction of energy- and material-specific image datasets, DECT improves the assessment of gastrointestinal diseases.
  • A combination of low-energy monochromatic images, iodine maps, and virtual unenhanced images can be included in gastrointestinal protocols to improve lesion detection and characterization.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine-learning image reconstruction algorithms, PACS integration, photon-counting hardware, and novel contrast agents are expected to augment DECT with multi-energy capability.

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. The results of September’s article, “MRI for Response Assessment of Extensive Lymphatic Malformations in Children Treated With Sirolimus,” by Durand et al. may facilitate development of standardized criteria for assessing the response of vascular malformations to pharmacotherapy.

As part of our commitment to staying on the cutting edge of emerging topics that impact our profession and our patients, the 2022 ARRS Annual Meeting Scientific Program is now accepting submissions from in-training radiologists for two new sessions: Emerging Research, Parts 1 and 2.

Residents, fellows, and medical students can submit research topics and materials to be considered for Oral Presentations until December 31, 2021.

Only 13 Oral Presentations—representing contemporary, advanced research—will be accepted. Declined submissions for the two Emerging Research Sessions will not be transferred to the routine Scientific Program, so be sure to prepare your submissions accordingly. Notifications regarding acceptance of Emerging Research abstracts will be sent to authors in January. Learn more about the submission requirements, review the online process, and start preparing your submission now!

Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment” 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 Moy et al., residents and fellows will:

  • Discuss risk assessment and screening guideline updates for breast cancer patients.
  • Examine the use of screening ultrasound and abbreviated MRI in breast cancer screening.
  • Review the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommendations for breast cancer screening in women at higher-than-average risk.
  • Compare and contrast the ACR, American Cancer Society, and United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for screening mammography.

According to a survey of 109 radiologists on breast imaging training, 30% of respondents said residents should interpret breast MRI during their first rotation, compared with 50% who said they should be done during the second rotation. The findings, published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, also showed that 37% of participants said residents should concentrate on screening with some diagnostics, while 21% disagreed.


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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