In the midst of a “perfect storm,” radiology can see the benefits of community solidarity.
Despite the current “perfect storm” of political, economic, and social confusion, radiologists can breathe easier, knowing their profession is conscientiously working with other groups to improve the industry and healthcare overall.
“Within the house of radiology, we come from different perspectives, practices, and locations,” said Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., MMM, chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) in a memo published in the May 28 Journal of the American College of Radiology.“But, we are all part of the community of radiology. We are stronger together.”
To further augment the profession’s position as a leader in healthcare, he said, the ACR has forged partnerships with multiple other organizations, bringing together skills and talents for a number of causes that can improve patient care. He outlined several initiatives that highlight these efforts.
It is through these initiatives and partnerships, he said, that radiology can help healthcare navigate the broader issues for the benefit of patients.
“Speaking with one voice, we will stand out from all the noise and confusion we find around us,” he concluded. “Standing together, we have the opportunity to promote our profession and serve our patients. Stronger together as the ACR and the radiology community.”