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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.

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

Webinar Series Breaking Imaging Barriers

14 July 2022

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

A Force for Good

08 April 2022

A radiologist is addressing food insecurity and patient advocacy — one tweet at a time.

Antiracism intervention reduces disparities in timely lung cancer surgery

08 April 2022

The racial gap in timely surgery between Black and white patients with early-stage lung cancer improved after an antiracism intervention, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Diversifying Clinical Research to Improve Health Equity

08 April 2022

An important and often overlooked mechanism to improve health equity is making clinical research more inclusive to ensure that potential improvements are realized across all population groups.

Mortality Disparity by Race and Ethnicity Among Patients With Breast Cancer

08 April 2022

Are there racial and ethnic disparities in the association of Medicaid expansion with survival among patients with de novo stage IV breast cancer?

Rural Outreach

31 March 2022

How can radiologists work to improve access to imaging services in rural America?

Mediators of Racial Disparity in the Use of Prostate MRI Among Patients With Prostate Cancer

31 March 2022

This study suggests that efforts to address racial disparity in the use of prostate MRI should address upstream factors, including socioeconomic status, geographic variation in practice, and structural racism.

The Radiology Community Celebrates Black History Month - 2022

25 February 2022

Jade Anderson, MD, American Medical Association Section Council on Radiology Member Representative to the Radiology Health Equity Coalition, contributed this piece.  Today, we honor the contributions of Black and African Americans across various facets of society, including business, law, government, arts, sciences — along with radiology — and more.

Racial and Health Equity - Concrete STEPS for Health Systems

11 February 2022

AMA Steps Forward Module: Racial and Health Equity: Concrete STEPS for Health Systems. Translate Your Commitment to Racial and Health Equity Into Action in Your Health System