RadXX.  Many of us are familiar with all of the wonderful things that come with the month of October.  Cooler weather, the leaves changing color, picking apples, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and the coming of Halloween.  What many of you may not be aware of is that it also brings something else that is exciting, valuable, and an opportunity to highlight the many wonderful leaders that are focused on creating and elevating diversity within the medical imaging and imaging...

Earlier this week there was a tweet posted by the infamous RadPac Shakur. In his tweet, he specifically asks the question: Should I start sending my American College of Radiology (ACR) due to El Segundo, CA? (in other words to Radiology Partners) ~RadPac Shakur His question was provocative to some, hit a nerve with others, and made me pause. I paused because the real Tupac would never ask about sending money. Rather, he would make his...

The library. Remember those?  In the event, you are too young to remember what a library is here is the definition:  "A library is a curated collection of sources of information and similar resources, selected by experts and made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing, often in a quiet environment conducive to study. It provides physical or digital access to material and may be a physical location or a virtual space, or both." I remember my local...

Social contract.  A social contract is defined as an agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for the social benefits, as an example, sacrificing an individual's freedom for the protection of the greater community. This week was the first time I traveled on an airline since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States. To be specific, my last flight was to Danville, PA in the middle of March to Geisinger.  I was a bit...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I believe many of us are aware of the loss we experienced this weekend. I am not an expert on law, the supreme court, politics, or even feminism.  There are plenty of news articles, videos, interviews, books, and movies that you can find to learn more about the life, the trials, the challenges, and the context of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  For me personally, I have my own personal reasons why I think she...

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Yesterday was National Grief Awareness Day. I opened up my Instagram this morning, the day after, saw a post from my friend Jana Buhlmann, and that is how I learned such a day existed. Jana, known as @baldgrrl had a beautiful picture and caption on her page. She wrote an amazing post in which she bears her soul to the world here: A Private Grief. Grief is the pain that accompanies the loss of...

I took a year off writing my weekly email. I took the time off with intention. I wanted to pause, reflect, and observe. I wanted to see if anyone would notice. If anyone would care. If anyone would take the time to reach out and inquire. If I had the attention of an audience. Over those 12 months I had people from all aspects of medicine (or to appease those who refer to the pseudo...

Inception.  Some of us may have seen the movie called Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio.  In the event you have not seen the movie, the premise can be summarized in this one quote:  “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient...

I am so incredibly proud to share a new project. Last night we dropped a new and improved podcast called: Observations: "At The End Of The Day." Why a new podcast? It is simple. While it is wonderful to share my own thoughts on topics that I observe as being important to the world of medicine (or the pseudo business of healthcare) I believe it is important to have diversity in those observations. In order...