Radiology Career and Resource Center

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Radiologist Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 LocumTenens.com Radiologist Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com radiologist salary survey highlight annual average radiologist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

The LocumTenens.com radiologist salary survey resource center provides more detailed salary information, including historical data from 2006 through our latest 2016 Radiologist Salary Survey.

WHO Issues New Warning about Pediatric Imaging Procedures

Source: Health Imaging

The World Health Organization is now calling for caution in the use of pediatric imaging and wants physicians and patients to be aware of the risks. According to its report, “radiation from medical procedures has led to an increase in Americans’ average annual radiation dose since 1987, with approximately 11 percent of all CT scans performed in the United States being conducted on children.” The message for patients is to understand all the risks involved with CT scans and to take all the precautions necessary, particularly when it comes to children.

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PET Imaging Used as Identification Tool Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease

Source: University of South Florida

One of the newest developments to try detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease is the use of positron emission tomography or (PET). The PET is used with a special “tracer” which attaches to the amyloid plaques in the brain thought to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease... “The PET system detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a tracer that is introduced into the body on a biologically active molecule.” Ann D. Cohen, who is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, says more research is still needed to find the earliest signs of amyloid accumulation.

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