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Race Correction and the X-Ray Machine — The Controversy over Increased Radiation Doses for Black Americans in 1968

20 January 2023

On May 23, 1968, Howard Goldman, director of the New York Bureau of X-Ray Technology, acknowledged that x-ray technicians routinely exposed Black patients to doses of radiation that were higher than those White patients received.

Invited Commentary: From Unacceptable to Intolerable

20 January 2023

In an address to the Medical Committee for Human Rights on March 25, 1966, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, stated the following: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.”

How We Got Here: The Legacy of Anti-Black Discrimination in Radiology

20 January 2023

Current disparities in the access to diagnostic imaging for Black patients and the underrepresentation of Black physicians in radiology, relative to their representation in the general U.S. population, reflect contemporary consequences of historical anti-Black discrimination.

The Tunnel of Truth Podcast

09 November 2022

Storytelling creates connection and builds mutual understanding. In the Tunnel of Truth podcast, Dr. Rachel Gerson joins physicians of diverse backgrounds as they reveal their personal experiences, challenges and triumphs along their professional journey in Radiology and as they reflect on the implications of these experiences for patients and the profession.

Tunnel of Truth Podcast

09 November 2022

Addressing Gaps in Research to Reduce Disparities and Advance Health Equity

19 October 2022

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently issued a report and taxonomy to assist the USPSTF in classifying and prioritizing the evidence gaps articulated for insufficient evidence statements and other critical prevention evidence gaps.

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Access to New Mammography Technology

13 October 2022

Among the Medicare population from 2005 to 2020, Black women had less access to new mammography technology compared with white women, even when getting their mammograms at the same institution, according to a study of over 4 million claims published in Radiology.

ACR Bulletin - August 2022 - Health Equity Edition

28 July 2022

Special Health Equity Edition of the ACR Bulletin, August 2022

NLCRT Summit - Accelerating Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening

22 July 2022

Video interviews and discussion from the July 2022 NLCRT Summit - Accelerating Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening

Breaking Imaging Barriers - Voice of Radiology Blog

22 July 2022

Brent Wagner, MD, MBA, American College of Radiology® member and Radiology Health Equity Coalition Mobilization Team Representative for the American Board of Radiology, where he serves as Executive Director, contributed this piece.

Webinar Series Breaking Imaging Barriers

14 July 2022

Webinar Series:  Breaking Imaging Barriers - A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Health Equity in Medical Imaging

Diversifying Clinical Research to Improve Health Equity

07 June 2022

Improving representation in clinical research can be done through a recruitment strategy that includes direct outreach to facilities in underserved communities.

Lack of Equitable Representation in Clinical Trials Compounds Disparities in Health

01 June 2022

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for urgent actions by federal agencies, Congress, journals, and others to improve the representation of racial and ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented populations in clinical trials and research.

Health Care Disparities in Radiology - A Review of the Current Literature

01 June 2022

Health care disparities exist in all medical specialties, including radiology. Raising awareness of established health care disparities is a critical component of radiology’s efforts to mitigate disparities.

Welcoming Spaces - Treating Your LGBTQ-Plus Patient

11 April 2022

The National LGBT Cancer Network is proud to launch Welcoming Spaces: Treating Your LGBTQ+ Patient, our updated and expanded LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility training designed specifically for healthcare professionals.