Radiology’s Vital Contribution to Patient Care During U.S. Epidemics

By Toby Gordon, ScD   Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many devastating viral, bacterial, and parasitic outbreaks in North America, most of which preceded the discovery of x-rays. But since Röentgen discovered x-rays in 1895, radiology has been an important discipline in the response to epidemics, not just for diagnosis but because radiologists are…
In response to concerns regarding the terms in the agreement posted in myABR and OLA early last month, we have updated the document that diplomates sign when first logging in. The primary purpose of the agreement is to outline the basic tenets of participation in Maintenance of Certification (MOC), including a reminder that ABR content…
By Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D.   Radiology has played an integral role in the diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19. While the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction test (RT-PCR) is the primary test for diagnosis because of its high specificity, imaging plays a role in the evaluation of cases with atypical presentations and cases for which…
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