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Clin Imaging ; 85: 120-122, 2022 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1763643
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Clin Imaging ; 85: 55-59, 2022 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1763639

ABSTRACT

Common misconceptions about radiology and radiation oncology exist and may dissuade women from pursuing these specialties. The American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) Medical Student Outreach Subcommittee began a multi-year social media campaign aimed at addressing these myths. Here, we outline several myths presented in this social media campaign and provide a combination of literature review and experts' opinions to deconstruct and dispel them.


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Radiation Oncology , Radiology , Female , Humans , Radiography , United States
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Clin Imaging ; 80: 353-358, 2021 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1491873

ABSTRACT

For the past 40 years the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) has continued to support efforts to achieve its founding goals of improving the visibility of women in radiology, advancing the professional and academic standing of women in radiology, and identifying and addressing issues faced by women in radiology. In the past 5 years, the AAWR has made great strides to support women in radiology through amplifying the voices of women heard at the American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Meeting, initiating the AAWR Research & Education Capital Campaign, establishing the fellows of the AAWR, and advocating for practicing radiologists and trainee parental leave. The many accomplishments of the AAWR over the past 40 years and the committed future work of the AAWR ensure the voices of women in radiology are heard and the needs of women in radiology are recognized.


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Radiology , Female , Humans , Radiography , United States
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Clin Imaging ; 80: 16-18, 2021 Dec.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1491864

ABSTRACT

Breastfeeding has medical and economic benefits and providing an environment supportive of breastfeeding should be a priority in radiology to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Most breastfeeding radiologists do not meet their breastfeeding goals and inadequate time for pumping is the most commonly cited barrier. The UCSF lactation credit model sets the standard for breastfeeding support in medicine by providing protected time without productivity penalties and it should be adapted and implemented across radiology practices to more fully support breastfeeding radiologists and radiation oncologists.


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Breast Feeding , Radiology , Female , Humans , Lactation , Radiography , Radiologists
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Clin Imaging ; 73: 18-19, 2021 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-970000

ABSTRACT

Life is sometimes described as a complex tapestry and progress is not linear, but twisted like stitches, contributing to the final fabric. When tension arises, the most recent stitches unravel first. The COVID-19 pandemic is pulling back the thread of humanity's progress. Those disproportionately affected by the pandemic's tension are those whose progress is most recent and, therefore most tenuous, including women in medicine. The profession of radiology, recently acknowledged by practice leaders as experiencing burnout as a very significant problem (Parikh et al., 2020 [1]), is rapidly facing an untenable situation.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Radiology , Female , Humans , Pandemics , Radiologists , SARS-CoV-2
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