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How to Play a Crucial Role in Health Equity

16 January 2024

The January 2024 ACR Bulletin discusses how Physicians can transform their approach to advancing healthcare through teaching and building new bonds, says one radiologist who has done just that.

Improving Imaging of Gender-Diverse Patients

24 October 2023

ARRS is collaborating with the Radiology Health Equity Coalition (RHEC) to curate and disseminate trusted resources and best practices for improving access and utilization of preventive and diagnostic imaging.

Radiology Health Equity Symposium | Advancing Clinical Research Diversity and Representation

11 October 2023

Experts across disciplines will share evidence-informed and actionable approaches to increase inclusivity in clinical trials, registries and screening programs.

Radiology Health Equity Coalition Community of Practice - Breast Cancer Disparities

11 October 2023

Radiology Health Equity Coalition Community of Practice - Approaches to Mitigating Breast Cancer Disparities using Community Health Workers/Patient Navigators

Radiology Health Equity Coalition Community of Practice - Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Treatment - On Demand

31 July 2023

Watch Pratik Shukla, MD, Interventional Radiologist at Rutgers University discuss his research and service projects surrounding poor access to healthcare for the underserved population, particularly concerning access to uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).

2023 Lung Screening Day - Register Now

22 May 2023

Registration Open - On Saturday, November 11,2023 join the American Cancer Society, National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT), the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and the Radiology Healthy Equity Coalition (RHEC) and participate in the second annual National Lung Cancer Screening Day.

APDR Healthcare Disparities Curriculum

17 May 2023

The goal of this sustainable, accessible curriculum is to provide radiologists and trainees with educational tools so that they can better understand and address health care disparities.

Breaking Imaging Barriers Webinar Series

10 May 2023

Watch now on demand: This five-part webinar series delivers practical, actionable tools to improve imaging health equity.

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.