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Virtual Neuroimaging: Part 1 – CT Angiography of the Head & Neck

November 7, 2020 from 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs

The BCRS is pleased to bring you a virtual continuing professional development event on Neuroimaging. This educational webinar will focus on CT angiography of the head and neck and will including a review of the newly implemented Multiphase CTA Hot Stroke Protocol as well as other updates on imaging for stroke, intervention and related neuroimaging including a clinical presentation on the neurologist’s perspective.

Target Audience – Radiologists, radiology residents, Radiology and/or neuroradiology Fellows

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BCRS Supports Gender Equality

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CARJ “Diversity in Canadian Radiology: Success Requires Leadership Commitment” by Charlotte J. Yong-Hing, MD FRCPC and Michael N. Patlas, MD, FRCPC, FASER, FCAR, FSAR.  Read more…

After years of noticing a concerning gender gap in her field of medicine, BC Cancer radiologist Dr Charlotte Yong-Hing is spearheading a project to influence more women to apply to the specialty. Canadian Radiology Women utilizes  social medial to help spread the word. Read more…

To read more about gender diversity and inclusion, visit the ACR Diversity page.

Coming soon! 9th International Day of Radiology – November 8, 2020

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8th International Day of Radiology – November 8, 2019

A Focus on Sports Imaging.

Radiologists are the physician specialists who interpret x-rays, ultrasounds, CT, MR , nuclear medicine and PET scans, and who also perform interventional procedures such as biopsies and image guided catheter based treatments for cancer. This November 8th is the International Day of Radiology, and highlighted this year is Sports Imaging. Radiologists and imaging technologists play a central role in diagnosis and treatment of injuries occurring in all sports and activities, in professional and elite amateur athletes, but most commonly in members of the general public. Whether an ankle fracture from skiing, tennis elbow, a torn knee meniscus from soccer, or one of the countless other injuries we encounter, Radiologists are available at all times to assist in patient care and help you get back to your activity. Please enjoy the accompanying material which provides further details on how Radiologists are here to help.

The Value of Radiology, Part II

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The Report – June 2019

This is the second report released by The Conference Board of Canada on the value of radiology in Canada. The previous report looked at key aspects and services provided by the Canadian radiology sector, demonstrating the importance of radiology to Canadian health care and regional economies. This report evaluates current wait times for radiological procedures and the future demand and supply of medical imaging equipment.

Highlights from the Report

  • Excessive wait times for CT and MRI diagnostics cost the economy $3.54 billion in 2017.
  • Approximately 5 per cent of patients, or 380,000 people a year (1 in 20), are forced to exit the workforce temporarily while they wait longer than the recommended maximum wait time.
  • Having workers off the job while waiting for diagnostics hurts the ability of firms to produce goods and services. This, in turn, hurts GDP, reducing government revenues by $430 million a year.
  • The cost of excessive wait times will likely increase. Growth in demand for CT and MRI services is expected to outpace the growth in supply over the long term.
  • Currently, 151 new CT machines and 91 new MRI machines are required to modernize Canada’s stock of medical imaging equipment, at a cost of $469 million.
  • Total investment in acquiring imaging machinery needed to meet demand and in keeping the machines up to date with the latest technology amounts to $4.4 billion over the next two decades. This can translate into a saving of $3.5 billion per year.

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Background – The Value of Radiology in Canada report, Part I

This infographic poster is a simplified and distilled version of a report released in January 2017 by the Conference Board of Canada entitled Value of Radiology in Canada. This report documents pressures on the health system and how radiology can help find solutions. Case study examples based on breast cancer screening, teleradiology, and interventional radiology were used to begin to quantify the value of radiology and to show cost-shifting.Value of Radiology Report