Radiology's triumphs and travails serve as grist

February 6, 2008

As director of Diagnostic Imaging's online daily news service, I find nothing drives me crazier than a slow news day.

As director of Diagnostic Imaging's online daily news service, I find nothing drives me crazier than a slow news day.

It is our mission to make DiagnosticImaging.com an integral part of the day for everyone involved with the practice and business of radiology. Attracting your attention means posting ever-changing news, features, and educational opportunities.

Daily news is the sail that propels our web-based ship of state. We publish fresh news at least five days a week, more than 260 times a year. To serve you well, we closely monitor the institutions and individuals who have the biggest effect on radiology. These include Medicare, Congress, imaging-related medical societies, hospital radiology directors, and researchers around the world.

On most days, we are actually blessed with an abundance of news. Regulations, reimbursement, self-referral, turf wars, teleradiology, informatics, resident education, staff recruitment and retention, trial results, precertification, and product development compete for our attention.

We emphasize coverage of pocketbook issues affecting radiologist income and productivity, safety issues relating to radiation exposure or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, and the coolest stuff we can find about new imaging technologies and applications. Recent coverage included trials on  the efficacy of CT colonography and use of fMRI to map the regions of the brain associated with a belief in God.

Radiology is a wild ride; I have kept my sanity by monitoring the field for the surprises that appear every day. I hope you are watching with us by visiting DiagnosticImaging.com.

-James Brice is senior editor of Diagnostic Imaging.