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ACR Offers New Breast Cancer Screening Toolkit

The ACR has released a Breast Cancer Screening Toolkit to aid decision making by clinicians and patients.  The toolkit contains handouts, educational videos as well as a Powerpoint presentation for radiologist use.

The ACR strongly encourages radiologists to download these materials:

  • Customize them with your branding (we’ve left a place for that in each item).
  • Share with your referring clinicians and advise them of CME availability!
  • Place patient materials on your website and in your waiting room.
  • Print and include in correspondence with patients and referring providers.

 

MRI Safety Course and Board Exam in St. Louis

Advanced MRI safety training and ABMRS Board preparation course to be held in St Louis, MO on September 13-14, 2019.

Cost:  Attending Physicians $500; Technologists, Nurses, and Physicians in Training $150

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits:  11.75

Sept. 13/14:  Board Review Course
Register at https://bit.ly/2Y7VfXh
Sept. 14: ABMRS exam, 10 year board certification, residents-in-training are eligible
Please see flyer for more information.

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State Legislation That Passed in 2019

 Passed and signed by the Governor on 6/24/19: 

RADIOLOGICAL TECHS (SB 275) – This bill establishes a task force to address the licensure of radiological technicians, as well as appropriate methods to protect the public when radiologic imaging is utilized.

Our thanks to Missouri State Medical Association for this information and their invaluable lobbying efforts on our behalf.

Combined Meeting with Kansas Society was a Great Success

A great time was had by all at the combined Kansas and Missouri Radiological Society meeting at the Royals Baseball Game July 13.  Many thanks to Drs. McGinty, Chang and Patel and to Kansas Congressman Marshall.

 

Joint Meeting with Kansas Radiological Society

All MORADS members are invited to attend the joint meeting of the Kansas and Missouri Radiological Societies on Saturday, July 13, 2019.   We are meeting at Kauffman Stadium at 3 pm.  The chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, will be speaking along with Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS), Paul Chang, MD and our own Amy Patel, MD.

Kansas City Royals will take on the Detroit Tigers at 6:15 pm.  We will meeting in an All Star Suite and dinner buffet is included.  Tickets are $50 each, $25 for residents and fellows.

Read more about it here.

 

MORADS to Create Committee for Women and General Diversity

The Missouri Radiological Society will discuss a by-laws change at the fall meeting to establish a new committee.  This committee will explore activities our state society can do which align with the ACR’s Commission on Women and General Diversity.

The ACR has also published a Diversity Report on this issue  here.

MORADS Visits Capitol Hill 2019

Meeting with Senator Blunt
MORADS on Capitol Hill

 

Awesome participation from RFS!

RFS Section Elects Officers

The Missouri Radiological Society’s Resident & Fellow Section met during the Spring Meeting in Kansas City and elected a new panel of leaders. The new officers are:
President:  Daniel J Young, WashU PGY-4
Vice-President & President-Elect: Gregory Lee, UMKC PGY-3
Secretary: Kirang Patel, UMKC PGY-2
Treasurer: Jonathan McDougal, UMKC PGY-2
RFS Representative to Diversity Committee: Jennifer Buckley, UMKC PGY-4
Congratulations to all!

Amy Patel, MD Featured in UMKC Publication

UMKC School of Medicine magazine features Amy Patel, MD in the spring/summer 2019 issue discussing social media use in Radiology.

“Social media is becoming a great equalizer for radiology and other sub-specialties,” said Patel. “The platforms are removing the red tape associated with accessibility to the experts and leaders in the field.”

For more about this interview see page 24 at med.umkc.edu.