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August 7, 2021

ASER 2021 (American Society of Emergency Radiology)

Annual Meeting, September 21-24, 2021 Marriott Tampa, Water Street, Tampa, Florida https://aser.org/

Why it might be time to combine emergency radiology with emergency medicine

Matt O’Connor | January 06, 2021 | Health Imaging https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/healthcare-economics/emergency-radiology-emergency-medicine

Emergency Radiology in 2020: Moving Forward Together

Editorial Can Assoc Radiol J 2020 Aug;71(3):249-250. doi: 10.1177/0846537120918954. Epub 2020 Apr 10. Ciaran E Redmond 1, Brian Gibney 1, Savvas Nicolaou 1, Michael N Patlas 2 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32272845/

Society of Interventional Radiology Position Statement on Endovascular Intervention for Trauma

Review J Vasc Interv Radiol 2020 Mar;31(3):363-369.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2019.11.012. Epub 2020 Jan 14. Siddharth A Padia 1, Christopher R Ingraham 2, John M Moriarty 3, Luke R Wilkins 4, Peter R Bream Jr 5, Alda L Tam 6, Sheena Patel 7, Lisa McIntyre 8, Philip R Wolinsky 9, Sue E Hanks 10 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31948744/

January 11, 2019

ASER Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

The American Society of Emergency Radiologists Announces 2018 Grant Recipients –  Principal Investigators: James Lee MD; Christina LeBedis MD; Jennifer Uyeda MD ASER Multicenter Review of Blunt Splenic Trauma: Optimal CT Diagnosis, Characterization and Treatment.

Including Radiology in Emergency Plans is Critical

Radiology departments are taking a proactive approach to emergency preparedness. BY RICHARD DARGAN Full article in RSNA News

Diagnostic radiology resident perspectives on fellowship training and career interest in emergency radiology

Emerg Radiol. 2018 Dec;25(6):653-658. doi: 10.1007/s10140-018-1633-8. Epub 2018 Aug 31. Authors: Herr KD1, Risk B2, Hanna TN3. Abstract PURPOSE: (1) Evaluate radiology resident perception of emergency radiology (ER). (2) Identify potential barriers to pursuing fellowship training or a career in ER among radiology residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 9-question digital survey was designed using Qualtrics…

International Day of Radiology 2018

The International Day of Radiology was on November 8, 2018. The theme was Cardiac Imaging. International Day of Radiology 2018  

Rad Tech Week 2018

The National Radiologic Technology Week was Nov. 4-10, 2018. As usual, HMC Radiology’s Fun Club our physicians went all out to make our technologists feel appreciated. There was food every day, games, a dessert competition, and people dressed in the theme of each day. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging…

The 2015 Amtrak Philadelphia Train Derailment: After-Action Review of the Emergency Radiology Response at Temple University Health System

J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Nov 29. pii: S1546-1440(18)31294-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.10.005. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Bhattacharya AK1, Fenerty S2, Awan OA3, Ling S3, Jonnalagadda P3, Cohen G3, Hershey B3, Ali S3. Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to assess a large tertiary care medical center’s emergency radiology response after the 2015 Amtrak…

The state of emergency radiology fellowships in North America and the development of a standardized curriculum

Emerg Radiol. 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.1007/s10140-018-1657-0. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Chahine AH1, Hanna TN1, Myers L2, Kumaravel M3, Herr KD4. Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The number of emergency radiology (ER) training programs in North America is small compared to the projected growth in demand for ER-trained radiologists. To date, there is no consensus-based…

Gender disparity in academic emergency radiology

Emerg Radiol. 2018 Sep 7. doi: 10.1007/s10140-018-1642-7. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Battaglia F1, Shah S2, Jalal S2, Khurshid K2, Verma N3, Nicolaou S2, Reddy S4, John S5, Khosa F2. Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study is intended to better understand how academic productivity and career advancement differs between men and women emergency radiologists in academic practices….

January 10, 2019

Emergency radiology after a massive earthquake: clinical perspective

Jpn J Radiol. 2018 Nov;36(11):641-648. doi: 10.1007/s11604-018-0771-y. Epub 2018 Aug 25. Authors: Iyama A1, Utsunomiya D2, Uetani H1, Kidoh M1, Sugahara T3, Yoshimatsu S4, Yamashita Y1. Abstract Earthquakes are unpredictable and inevitable disasters, causing various earthquake-related disorders. Medical imaging, including digital radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, plays a key role in the evaluation…

Assessing Competence in Emergency Radiology Using an Online Simulator

Acad Radiol. 2018 Aug 9. pii: S1076-6332(18)30374-X. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2018.07.007. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Diamond IR1, Probyn L1, Colak E1, Finlay K2, Bartlett ES3. Abstract RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Traditional assessments in radiology residency focus on the Medical Expert CanMEDS role and typically rely upon a single or limited static images. We designed an Emergency Radiology…

Jeffrey Robinson’s Promotion

In August of 2018 Dr. Robinson received a promotion from associate professor to assistant professor. Congratulations, Dr. Robinson, you earned it! https://rad.washington.edu/radiology-personnel/jeff8rob/

June 28, 2018

Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders

News from the RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting: Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opioid use disorders, according to results from a 12-year study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers said the findings underscore the need for radiologists to play…

‘Emergency Radiology’ comes of age in Kerala hospitals

Emergency Radiology, a medical concept in the West where the casualty wing of a hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art radiology equipment like CT scans, is now available in hospitals across Kerala. Kerala (/ˈkɛrələ/) is a state in South India on the Malabar Coast. Click here for the full article published by Healthworld 11/10/17.

Imaging in the ER: From Terrorist Incidents to Daily Traumas, Emergency Radiology Plays Vital Role

The Manchester bombing is one example of the growing need for emergency radiology across the globe.  November 1, 2017 Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device outside Manchester Arena in the city of Manchester, England, as fans were leaving a concert by American pop star…

September 18, 2017

Washington State Declaration–Radiology Day

Every day is Radiology Day, but now it’s official! (Well, for November 8th, anyway). Governor Jay Inslee declared November 8th to be Radiology Day in Washington State. “Proclamation: WHEREAS, medical imaging exams have revolutionized medicine and are directly linked to greater life expectancy for Americans….” See the document itself: Radiology Day

September 7, 2017

International Day of Radiology dedicated to Emergency Radiology

November 8 is the International Day of Radiology and this year the day is dedicated to emergency radiology and the essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room, increasing the quality of care and treatment of patients. This is an initiative of the ESR, ACR and RSNA.

July 21, 2016

Forging ahead

A year and two days ago,  I wrote my first post on this blog.   367 days later, I am proud to announce that the Templeton Library will be continuing on under a new intern from the year of 2016-2017. Martina Vargas, like myself, is an MLIS student at the University of Washington iSchool. Martina will bring a…

July 8, 2016

More PubMed on YouTube

Our video on the subject is a brief introduction to PubMed in a UW-centered context, but this in-depth video from the National Library of Medicine may also be of interest for a look at searching PubMed for scientists in general:  

June 23, 2016

PubMed search tips

The latest in the Templeton Library video series, here is our presentation of tips for getting the most out of medical literature searches via PubMed, incluidng the use of MESH terms and managing your searches via myNCBI.  

June 8, 2016

The intersection of radiology and library science

As Librarians we frequently support disciplines (or individual members of the public) with very different areas of study and information needs, using our specialized library skill-set.  As sometimes librarianship can be used to advance the study of radiology, so too can radiology be used to advance our understanding of our libraries, as is demonstrated in…

June 3, 2016

Templeton Library intro video

As promised, here is our Templeton Library introduction available via YouTube. It will hopefully be informative to our new incoming R2s at the Radiology Department and others who haven’t had a chance to visit us in person.

June 1, 2016

New YouTube content coming shortly

I am compiling a number of my informational presentations from over the past year for our YouTube channel as soon!  These have been shared within the UW Department of Radiology at Faculty, Fellow, and Residency meetings, and I want to make them available for those who were not able to attend, as well as our…

May 4, 2016

International Diagnostic Collaboration in Radiology

As an information scientist, I am always impressed to learn about new techniques being utilized to enhance outcomes for patients using modern technology.  During my internship I have rapidly come to appreciate that medicine is one of the most sophisticated information systems in the world. You have seen our previous posts about featured Radiology apps,…

April 29, 2016

New Book Roundup: April 2016

As promised, here is a rundown of the books we added to the Templeton Library  in April, rounding out and bringing up-to-date our 700+ strong print collection.  The 13 new items include: Breast Imaging: Case Review (Brennecke) Chest Radiology: The Essentials (Collins and Stern) Gastrointestinal Imaging :the Requisites 4th ed (Boland) Head and Neck Imaging: Case Review…

April 22, 2016

Library usage survey is now live

For the first time ever in the history of the  Templeton Library, I am surveying the whole Department of Radiology community of the University of Washington for feedback on usage and suggestions for improvements.  My predecessor did a wonderfully detailed survey of journal usage, but it seems like time for a general ‘how are we…

April 18, 2016

Join Templeton Library on YouTube!

The Templeton Library YouTube channel is now live. More information about the library and talks on subjects relevant to radiologists are forthcoming.  For our first video feature, we are promoting  the upcoming 18th Annual International Symposium on Computed Tomography (ISCT)

April 1, 2016

New Book Roundup: March 2016

Here’s a rundown of all the new books added to the Templeton Library this past month: A Case-Based Approach to PET/CT in Oncology (Gerbaudo 2012) Cardiac Imaging: Case Review 2nd ed. (Reddy et al 2014) Clinical Perfusion MRI (Baker et al 2013) Nuclear Medicine Board Review 3rd ed. (Goldfarb et al 2012) Nuclear Medicine: Requisites…

March 28, 2016

Featured History: Templeton Radiology Library

The Templeton Library was established by the Radiology Department based on the aspirations of Frances Templeton.  Frances was the widow of Dr. Frederic Templeton, first Executive Officer of the Department. Joan Valaas Ferguson completed the initial cataloging and organizing work, and wrote the library’s first operational manual on January 3, 1980.  The library featured a…

March 8, 2016

New This Week: 3/8/16

I am doing some ‘spring cleaning’ here in the library.  That means that some older editions of books are being deleted, and we are taking advantage of the additional space to add more titles popular with our residents, particularly in the Requisites, Essentials, and Case Review series.  This week’s new titles are: A Case-Based Approach…

March 2, 2016

Finding the right radiology app

Ever wanted to find a radiology app for a specific purpose?  If so, you might want to check out the radiology app catalog on appcrawlr. The nice thing about appcrawlr is that it allows you to refine your search by a number of criteria such as topic, audience, and features.  Want to search for anatomy…

March 1, 2016

New This Week: 3/1/2016

Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 4th ed. (Cherry, Sorenson, & Phelps, 2012) Available on the New Books Shelf

February 24, 2016

New This Week: 2/24/15

The Patient Revolution: How Big Data and Analytics Are Transforming the Health Care Experience (Tailor, 2016) Genitourinary Imaging: The Requisites, 3rd Edition ( Zagoria, Brady & Dyer, 2016) Available on the New Books Shelf

February 17, 2016

Our bulletin board

I wanted to share a (far too low res) image of our library’s physical bulletin board outside the Templeton Library at RR 215-J, for our colleagues who may not spend a lot of time at the School of Medicine: I like to keep the selections on the bulletin board fresh, so please come take a…

February 10, 2016

Dr. Jarvik Awarded Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award

Our own Dr. Jerry Jarvik was awarded the 2015 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) Achievement Award.  The RAHSR Awards Committee selects a distinguished researcher whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to health services research. This award is presented at the AUR Annual Awards Ceremony. The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) consists of over 3,000…

Dr. David Marcinek Receives Unsolicited Award of $60,000

Dr. Marcinek received an unsolicited award of $60,000 from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research. Glenn Awards were initiated in 2007, to provide unsolicited funds to researchers investigating the biology of aging. Award recipients are selected from nominees provided by an anonymous scientific advisory committee. Applications are not accepted.

February 9, 2016

Templeton Radiology Library By The Numbers

This has been shared pretty widely within the department, but I thought I’d post this new infographic with anyone who’s missed it.  A short summary of the TRL’s holdings in visual form:

February 3, 2016

E-book update: 75 volumes and counting…

My predecessor made several posts about the process of adding e-books to the Templeton library collection.  Looking at what is happening across the Radiology field, it is evident that there is a strong desire to have books in electronic formats to maximize usability.  Looking five or ten years ahead, I see e-books playing a larger…

February 2, 2016

Emergency Radiology Exhibit Awarded RSNA Certificate of Merit

Drs. Gross, Sandstrom, Robinson, Lehnert, and Voelzke were awarded the RSNA Certificate of Merit for their exhibit So You Think You Can Grade – Renal Trauma.  Congratulations!    

January 26, 2016

Jounal Updates for 2016

Just a quick note on our print journal collections for the upcoming year.  Yes, we will still continue to collect a number of journals in print for those of you who enjoy browsing a paper copy.  Additionally, we have renewed subscription for the RSNA journals Radiographics and Radiology. We are also proud to announce the…

New This Week: 1/26/16

Radiologic Clinics of North America: CT Angiography (Liu and Platt, 2016) Available on the Clinics shelf Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology Vol. 45, No. 1 JACR Vol. 13, No. 1 JVIR Vol. 27, No. 1 Academic Radiology Vol. 23, No. 2 Available on the Serials shelf

January 25, 2016

Talking Wellness

For an employee, a workplace wellness program might seem like a nice perk. But doctors in the UW School of Medicine believe it’s much more than that.

January 11, 2016

New this Week: 1/11/16

Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures, 4th Ed. (Kandarpa and Machan, 2011) Perfusion Imaging in Clinical Practice: A Multimodality Approach to Tissue Perfusion Analysis (Saremi 2015) Available on the New Books shelf

The Forgotten Pioneer: Tracing Radiology’s History

GE Healthcare recently posted a fascinating article on the life of Radiology pioneer Friedrich Oskar Giesel.  GE now operates the faculity where Giesel did his early work in imaging in Braunchsweig, Germany.  Check out the full text here.

January 6, 2016

New This Week: 1/6/16

Academic Radiology Vol 23, No. 1 Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Vol 9, No 6 Available on the Serials shelf

December 30, 2015

2015 in review

WordPress.com prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 580 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

December 24, 2015

UW Radiology Research Retreat

UW Radiology held a landmark faculty research retreat on September 30, 2015 at the lovely Graham visitor center at the Washington Arboretum. There were an astounding 71 Faculty attendees, including colleagues from other departments and the Vice Dean of Research and Education. After an intense but enjoyable day, several key priorities were identified, including new multidisciplinary…

December 21, 2015

UW and Tsinghua University form Joint Research Center

In conjunction with the UW Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) program, the Department of Radiology is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University to explore forming a joint research center and other partnerships to develop medical imaging technology. In front, shaking hands after the signing of the…

December 16, 2015

New This Week: 12/16/15

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age Available on the Recently Returned shelf  

December 7, 2015

New This Week: 12/7/15

RCNA 53:4 Acute Abdomen (Gore and Miller, 2015) Available on The Clinics shelf Academic Radiology Vol 22 No. 12 AJR Vol. 205, No. 6 Available on the Serials shelf

November 30, 2015

New This Week: 11/30/15

The Radiology Report: A Guide to Thoughtful Communication for Radiologists and Other Medical Professionals (Langlotz 2015) Available on the New Book shelf The Radiology Report is considered a major new work by the Department of Radiology administration.  We have therefore purchased ten copies for your convenience.  It may become required reading in future years! Seminars…

November 23, 2015

New This Week: 11/23/15

JVIR Vol. 26, No. 11 Available on the Serials shelf In this issue: Outcomes of Coverage of the Left Subclavian Artery during Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta Cme Test Questions: November 2015 Interventional Ultrasound: A Practical Guide and Atlas IR and Palliative Care: A Good Match Medical Errors in IR: Where Are We? A…

November 20, 2015

Dr. Linnau Leads First Ever ASER Multi-Center Study

Dr. Ken Linnau led the first-ever multi-center study of the American Society of Emergency Radiology as the principal investigator in cooperation with Dr. B. Khurana (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) and Dr. Jorge A. Soto (Boston University Medical Center, MA). The results of this investigation, “Pelvic Angiography Project ASER (PAPA) Study – A Retrospective…

Dr. Sandstrom Receives the ARRS Gold Award

Dr. Claire Sandstrom received the Gold Award for the top educational exhibit presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in April 2015.  Her exhibit, entitled, “Trauma of the Clavicle: What the Surgeon Needs to Know,” was coauthored by Emergency Radiology colleague Dr. Joel Gross and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kennedy.  The…

November 16, 2015

New This Week: 11/16/15

Templeton Library Catalog Search now available from lightbox! Visit our homepage under the ‘Education’ tab. JACR Vol. 12 No. 11 Available on the Serials shelf

November 9, 2015

New This Week: 11/9/15

Practice of Interventional Radiology (Valji, 2012) Fundamentals of Body CT 4th ed (Webb, Brant, and Major, 2015) Available on the New Books shelf       Academic Radiology Vol. 22 No. 11 AJR Vol. 205, No. 5 Annals of Nuclear Medicine Vol. 29 No. 8 Available on the Serials shelf

November 4, 2015

New This Week: 11/4/15

Nuclear Cardiac Imaging 5th ed. (Iskander and Garcia, 2016) Available on the New Books shelf Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology 4th ed. (e-book) (Brant and Helms, 2012) Available online at: http://goo.gl/uHd7YE

October 28, 2015

Who is Radiology?

The American College of Radiology has released its annual Human Resources Workforce Study, which provides demographic information on radiologists such as  age, gender, and sub-specialty, as well as locating which parts of the United States are hiring the most Radiologists currently.  It is a fascinating snapshot of where the field is today and where it…

October 26, 2015

New This Week: 10/26/15

JACR Vol 12, No. 10 Available on the Serials shelf In This Issue: The Need for Fluency in Health Policy and Management Among Radiologists Language of Radiation Physics and Breast Imaging Moreton Lecture: Radiology’s Role in Precision Medicine Combat Imaging As a Harbinger of Imaging 3.0

October 19, 2015

New This Week: 10/12/2015

AJR Vol. 205, No.4 Available on the Serials shelf Diagnostic Thoracic Imaging (Miller 2006) Available on the New Books Shelf Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury (e-book) (Anzai & Fink, 2015) Available on the UW Libraries website: http://goo.gl/TGw0kC

October 12, 2015

Our progress into fall 2015

Hard as it is to believe, I am over a quarter of the way into my term as the Templeton Radiology Library Intern now.  I have recently completed those most library-ish of projects, checking our shelves to make sure items are correctly filed and sending out those pesky overdue notices.  The rate of return since…

New This Week: 10/12/2015

Radiologic Clinics of North America Vol 53 No 5: Oncology Imaging and Intervention in the Abdomen JVIR Vol. 26, No. 10 Journal of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography Vol. 9, No. 5 Available on the Serials shelf

September 30, 2015

New This Week: 9/30/15

Academic Radiology Volume 22, Number 10 Available on the serials shelf

September 21, 2015

New This Week: 9/12/15

RadioGraphics Vol. 35, No. 5 Available on the Serials shelf Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology 4th edition (Goodman, 2015) Available on the New Books shelf

September 16, 2015

An Introduction to Library Resources and Search Optimization

i have created a web lecture on library resources and search optimization for use by the Department of Radiology here at the University of Washington.  Check it out here! The literature search section offers a number of helpful tips for finding documents in PubMed and NCBI.  Credit is due to Rebecca, our previous intern, for…

New This Week: 9/16/15

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) Vol 26, Number 9 Available on the Serials shelf

September 11, 2015

Dr. Beauchamp on Employee Wellness

Recently Dr. Beauchamp talked with The Whole U reporter Quinn Brown about the Department of Radiology’s Wellness initiative.  Here are Dr. Beauchamp’s Top 10 Wellness Tactics: As chair, be a steward of hope. “To say, ‘Yeah, there are a lot of tough things. But we can do it, and we’ll do it together,’” Dr. Beauchamp said….

September 9, 2015

New This Week: 9/9/15

Annals of Nuclear Medicine Vol. 29, No. 6 Available on the Serials shelf Clinical Radiation Oncology, 4th ed. (Gunderson & Tepper, 2015) Available on the New Books shelf

September 2, 2015

Having problems with Wi-Fi?

Get plugged in at the Templeton Radiology Library! Bring in your Ethernet-ready device and get the Web access you need anytime.

August 26, 2015

Radiology e-books from the UW Library

As discussed by my predecessor in blog posts earlier this year, we have been hard at work here at the Templeton Library to bring you the latest in radiology e-books. I am pleased to announce that we now have a process set up to purchase these items.  Any member of our staff needing a radiology…

August 24, 2015

New This Week: 8/24/15

Radiology Vol. 276, Number 3 Academic Radiology Vol. 22, Number 9 Available on the Serials shelf Medico-legal Radiology (Hare, W S C, 2007) Available on the New Books shelf

August 10, 2015

New This Week: 8/10/15

JVIR Vol. 26, Number 8 AJR Vol. 205, Number 2 Available on the Serials shelf Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology Vol 4 (Brant and Helms, 4th ed, 2012) Perfusion Imaging in Clinical Practice (Saremi, 2015) Available on the New Books shelf

July 29, 2015

New This Week: 7/29/15

Guide for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and Radiopharmaceutical Therapy (Siegel, 2004) Available on the New Books shelf This book should be particularly useful for diagnostic radiologists studying for ABR Boards.

July 22, 2015

New items for the week of 7/22/15

Practical Fluoroscopy of the GI and GU Tracts  (Levine et al, 2012) Available on the New Books shelf “Practical Fluoroscopy of the GI and GU Tracts highlights the critical role of fluoroscopy in the diagnosis of luminal GI and GU diseases, presenting both the fundamentals and nuances for performing and interpreting all types of these…

July 20, 2015

Free copies of Radiographics!

The Radiology Department has free copies of the July-August 2015 issue of the journal RadioGraphics available for free next to the mail boxes in RR 215.  See me or Dana if you need help finding them! The library has archival copies of this journal, and a dozen others, available for your perusal.

July 19, 2015

A Quick Hello and updates for the week of 7/20/15

Hello!  This is Tigh, your new Templeton Radiology Library intern. First of all, I want to say how happy I am to be working with you all and that I expect it to be a great year to bring new content to the Templeton Library.  I am working on several ideas to bring the library…

July 3, 2015

Moving forward

As mentioned previously, I’ll be moving to Alabama soon to begin a full-time job as a librarian. While some university departments might lose their student workers over the summer and decrease in productivity, don’t worry — the Templeton Library will not be among them. I’ve just finished bringing my successor, Tigh, up to speed on…

June 26, 2015

Ebook update: Phase 2 is complete

This morning I completed phase 2 of Templeton’s ebook project: cataloging the 68 ebooks that our library also holds as physical books. This means that ebooks will now show up in your searches in Templeton’s catalog — and if you’d like to see the complete list of those ebooks, you can visit this page. The next step will…

June 1, 2015

Ebook Wars, Episode III: Continued Optimism

Previously in ebook news, you told me you wanted to see more ebooks in the Templeton Library, and I compiled a list of Templeton titles that the UW Libraries held in ebook form. In last week’s riveting segment, I completed that list. (You can access the list here. There’s another list here of radiology ebooks…

May 22, 2015

Ebooks, sponges, and other news

A few weeks ago, I identified the steps I was going to take to increase the Templeton Library’s ebook holdings. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finished step 1, auditing our collection to see how many ebook equivalents the UW Libraries has. The results aren’t insignificant — out of our 800+ books, 68 are already available…

May 8, 2015

Journal use survey results: part II

The results from Templeton’s journal use survey are in! The ebook initiative I described last week is on its way to fruition, and yesterday’s meeting about module subscriptions went well. There’ll be more updates on those projects in the coming weeks, so watch this space for news.

May 1, 2015

Journal use survey results: part I

On Friday I sent out a survey about how members of the UW Radiology community interact with the Templeton Library. Many thanks to the people who have responded already — your feedback is greatly appreciated! There were some excellent suggestions for improvement, so in the interests of transparency, I’ll paraphrase and respond to four of those…

April 20, 2015

Reblog: “A Little Library History: 1912 Library Director’s Report”

Last week I attended the Washington Library Association conference, where I had the chance to chat with librarians who have been in this profession for decades. When I asked them what changes they’d seen, many of them didn’t know where to begin, but others thought the profession hadn’t really changed that much. Here’s the account…

April 10, 2015

Last chance for free books

At 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13, the contents of the “Free Books” shelves will be boxed up for delivery to UW Surplus. If you’d like to supplement your home library with those materials, please carry them away before then. All available materials are on the three shelves bordered by a white-and-blue dotted line, near…

April 3, 2015

Revision: What’s the purpose of My Bibliography on MyNCBI?

  This morning, I sat down with our department’s manager of grants of contracts to discuss the most recent version of SciENcv. It was a very interesting tutorial, and I hope to be able to communicate its contents to you soon. Right now, though, I wanted to communicate one quick revision to one of the…

April 2, 2015

New at the library: online journal access points

It’s a good question. On the one hand, 7,572 is a beautiful number — it implies an enviable breadth and depth of coverage. But on the other hand, if you’re browsing for a journal to read on your commute, or you want to know more about the radiology and nuclear medicine journals out there, that…

March 30, 2015

Resident Research Day + UW Medicine image library

If you’re a member of the UW Radiology community, read on! This is a quick signal boost for two items you might have seen on your LightBox homepage. Are you a resident interested in presenting your work on May 28’s Radiology Research Day? Check the announcement on LightBox’s main page for the registration form, due…

March 25, 2015

UW Radiology Study in the News

A UW Radiology paper has been published online today here. This study was also publicized by the RSNA press release. This information has already been broadcasted by many news websites including Fox News.

March 16, 2015

The Clinics: Now searchable!

Here’s a glimpse of a project I’ve been working on lately: Our issues of The Clinics, which fall into four broader titles (Radiologic Clinics of North America, Clinics in Chest Medicine, Ultrasound Clinics, and MRI Clinics), used to be cataloged as serials. [If you like technical details, keep reading. If not, skip to the text after the picture of the sled…

February 23, 2015

Do you want to add to your home library?

Over the past few months, the Templeton Library has received some very generous donations of books and journal issues. Many of them have helped enrich the Templeton collection; the rest have been set aside to enrich your home libraries. They’ll be available in the library from today until 1 p.m. this Friday, so if you have room…

February 16, 2015

Introducing: “Medicine & Humanity” reading list

At the beginning of 2015, one of my library resolutions was to curate a few more reading lists. I’m still working on the “Preparation for Boards” list, but in the meantime, here’s another one: “Medicine & Humanity,” a list of books by medical professionals examining how they’ve interacted with their communities. Ranging from the hilarious…

January 26, 2015

The Grand Roundup: Coming soon to a library near you

​I know how it goes: You check out a library book, and before you know it, your allotted two weeks are up — but you’ve barely made it past the table of contents. Or maybe there’s a book in your office that you meant to return last month … or last year … but you keep…

January 7, 2015

Featured History: Wilhelm Röntgen  

“I didn’t think; I investigated.” So said Wilhelm Röntgen when asked what he was thinking on November 8, 1895, at the moment he discovered X-rays. His investigations and the resulting paper, “On a New Kind of Rays,” took the world by storm, revolutionized medicine, and earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 (1)….

January 2, 2015

Radiology history (and Templeton’s resolutions for 2015)

With the busyness of the holidays, progress on the new Featured History exhibit has been slow — but rest assured, it’s on its way. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out Otha Linton’s columns in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, where she profiles people who have made important contributions to the…

November 5, 2014

Upcoming radiology holidays

Perhaps radiology doesn’t have formal holidays, per se, but there are still three days coming up that are significant to the field. First of all, November 7 is the 147th birthday of Maria Salomea Skłodowska, better known to the world as Marie Curie. Born in Russian-occupied Poland in 1867, Curie went on to win a quarter…

October 31, 2014

New library items: 10/31/14

Annals of Nuclear Medicine (July 2014) Articles include: “Altered biodistribution of FDG in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus” (p. 505) “Radiation safety of outpatient 177Lu-octreotate radiopeptide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors” (p. 531) Annals of Nuclear Medicine (Aug. 2014) Articles include: “The diagnostic role of 18F-FDG PET for primary central nervous system lymphoma” (p. 603) “A…

October 17, 2014

RSNA presenters: Looking for templates?

With the RNSA Annual Meeting rapidly approaching, many of you are hard at work putting together your posters and presentations. Over on the library’s LightBox page, I’ve uploaded templates for posters and slide decks, as well as the official UW Radiology ArtPack, which has all the logos and wordmarks you need to brand your materials….

September 29, 2014

Change in management

Hello, all! My name is Rebecca, and I’ll be the Templeton Radiology Library intern this year. I’ve just started my second year at the UW Information School’s Masters in Library and Information Science program. Before that, I studied English, history, and organ at Walla Walla University. My previous library experience ranges from cataloging to circulation…

January 16, 2012

NLM Classification & the reorganization

I’ve gotten some questions about how and why we reorganized things in Templeton, so I made a quick video explaining what’s going on. If you’re not a video person, there’s a text-based explanation after the break. If you still have questions, drop by on Tuesday or Thursday mornings or email me at barrets at uw.edu.

January 12, 2012

Requested Books

Here is the list of books I have requested. They should be in soon, and I’ll update here when they are! Radiology Review: Radiologic Physics – Nickoloff Avoiding Errors in Radiology: Case-Based Analysis of Causes and Preventive Strategies – Lackner Biostatistics for Radiologists: Planning, Performing, and Writing a Radiologic Study – Sardanelli Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal…

March 3, 2009

VPDiagnostics Announces Plaque Analysis Software for MRI and Starts a Clinical Trial on Stroke Risk Stratification

VPDiagnostics, Inc., a Washington state company specializing in MRI image processing software for analyzing vascular disease, announces its new product, MRI-PlaqueView.  VPDiagnostics also announces the start of a multi-center clinical trial sponsored by the NIH. MRI-PlaqueView provides researchers and clinicians an efficient tool for analyzing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of carotid artery atherosclerosis.  It is…