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August 7, 2017

Wall of Recognition : August 2017

There are so many articles to feature for this month’s Wall of Recognition! Congratulations UW Radiology and keep up the great work! Click on the title to follow the link to the full article. RadioGraphics July-August 2017 Vol. 37, No. 4 Featuring: An Interventionist’s Guide to Endocrine Consultations Eric J Monroe, MD Benjamin W. Carney,…


July 20, 2017

Big Data: Tackling Information Overload in Radiology

Information overload! The immense wealth of information provided through the growth of technology and the stress it can induce is far reaching. Big data itself is a buzzword repeatedly featured increasingly in the media. This mountain of data can be seen in the information science field, health care, and our daily lives. It impacts us everywhere…


July 15, 2017

TTFN: Ta Ta For Now

This past Thursday was my last day in the library. I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! to everyone at the Radiology Department. You made my time as the library intern absolutely amazing. I learned so much from everyone that worked with me, and I hope you learned a little bit from…


July 13, 2017

July Journals in the Library

Do you remember this tweet from two weeks ago? .@bhargp discusses 4 ways to unleash the power of #Twitter at #radiology meetings https://t.co/2LdkURT8Vq — Radiology Business (@RadiologyBiz) June 30, 2017 Well, we finally got our July/August issue of Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. So, if you haven’t had a chance to take a look at Dr. Bhargava’s…


July 3, 2017

Mrs. Templeton’s Books

Kelly and I have been very lucky in that we’ve been able to spend some valuable training time together. When we were looking over some of the interesting books we have in the Historical Collection, Kelly had some questions about the origin of  several old nursing book and three books written by Ezra Meeker, some…


June 9, 2017

The Changing of the Guards

It’s that time of year again! After what simultaneously felt like an eternity and only five minutes, I have completed my Master of Library and Information Science degree and can officially say I am a librarian! While I am sad that my time in the Radiology department is coming to an end, it is an…


May 23, 2017

Is Multi-Tasking Helpful?

Twitter continues to be an amazing place to find interesting stories in the Radiology field. Like this one: The brain works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task for a longer period of time. https://t.co/gJiJYqtI0b — Radiology Today (@RadiologyToday) May 23, 2017 I recently took a class titled “Information and Contemplation.” During…


May 22, 2017

This Just In: Raphex 2017

Are you looking for more review materials? Well, we just received the Raphex Diagnostic 2017 examination and answer booklets! We have two copies of each, so check them out while they’re still available! Thanks for your patience while I was away over the last few days! Next week is a pretty big one for me…


May 17, 2017

The Dominance of Words in a Visual World

We recently got the newest copy of Radiology Today and yet again the cover story was most interesting. “Substance with Style” by Beth W. Orenstein In this article, Orenstein comments on the wide use of text-based reports by radiologists despite the major advancements in imaging technology over the past 100 years. On page 12, Dr. Folio states,…


May 10, 2017

Looking for review books? We just got some more!

We received two new “A Core Review” series books today: Click on the images below to visit the library’s online catalog! Musculoskeletal imaging : a core review Editors: Paul J. Spicer, Francesca Beaman, Gustav A. Blomquist, Justin Montgomery, Matthew E. Maxwell.   Nuclear medicine :  a core review  Editors: Chirayu Shah, Marques Bradshaw.    …


May 3, 2017

Are we missing a great resource? Make a purchase suggestion!

Our online catalog has some pretty great features, including purchase suggestions! If you’re looking for a book that we don’t have, or know of some great resources you’ve used in the past, we want to know about it! Here’s how to make a purchase suggestion (which is completely anonymous!): First, visit http://lib.rad.washington.edu and click the “Purchase Suggestion”…


April 24, 2017

Check these out! New RadCases Books in the Library

Here are the new books we got in the library last week:     RadCases Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Neuro Imaging. Stop by the library to check these out! They are on the “New Books” shelf. I hope that as many of you are visiting the library to check out review materials that these…


April 17, 2017

Presentation Zen & Pecha Kucha

Have you ever experienced “death by PowerPoint?” Me, too! During a class in Winter Quarter, I was tasked with presenting my evaluation of two integrated library systems. Okay, not so bad, but in the style of Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-CHAK-cha): 5 minutes, 20 auto-advancing slides, 20 seconds per slide, all while looking at your slides as little as possible. …


April 14, 2017

Popular Books Available Online

I’ve noticed that our 3rd and 4th editions of Fundamentals of Body CT by Richard Webb, MD have been getting a lot of use lately. I had a suspicion that they are the most checked out books, so I ran a report to confirm this; and it’s true! Did you know the 4th edition of Fundamentals of  Body CT is available…


April 12, 2017

When Medical & Library Histories Collide

The Templeton Library recently got onto Twitter and I have been pleasantly surprised by the wealth of information found there. Today, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) posted this: From the battle field to book shelves, Dr. John Shaw Billings made incredible contributions to the medical, technological, and library fields! Give this listicle a look…


April 7, 2017

Happy Friday!

ARRS has the best tweets! This one definitely gave me a chuckle. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! @TempletonRadLib


March 29, 2017

The Templeton Legacy

Last Wednesday, we had the pleasure of meeting the daughter, Diane, and grandson, Colin, of Dr. Templeton, the library’s namesake. Dr. Shuman, Dr. Rohrmann, Petra Lamon and myself had the joy of talking with Diane and Colin, learning about their lives and sharing stories about Dr. T! Dr. Rohrmann had the opportunity to present Diane and Colin…


March 28, 2017

This Week’s Wall of Recognition

Radiologic Clinics of North America March 2017 Volume 55, Issue 2 Featured Article: “Dual-Energy Computed Tomography in Genitourinary Imaging” (p. 373-391) Featured Contributors: Achille Mileto, MD (UW SOM Radiology Fellow) Daniele Marin, MD   Visit the library to check it out or view it online through UW libraries! Keep up the great work!


March 17, 2017

It Takes a Village

I was recently told an excellent story about the library and I wanted to share it with you! One day last week, a doctor from another department was perusing the bulletin board outside the library. Although he was unable to get in through the coded library door, he went down to the office entrance and…


March 1, 2017

Patient Data, Technology & Interoperability

Today, I received the February 2017 issue of Radiology Today in the library mailbox; the cover story read, “An Interoperability Progress Report: Overcoming Hurdles to Sharing Patient Data.” This immediately caught my attention because much of what I’ve been learning in school is about interoperability between information systems. Intrigued, I flipped to the story and started…


February 17, 2017

Talk about a Flashback Friday!

Check out this post from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Twitter feed: This excerpt from The Shadowmakers highlights a pioneer of radiation protection. The complete publication is online. https://t.co/8sWpwLqdgf pic.twitter.com/VQypaCWxsS — ASRT (@ASRT) February 17, 2017 ASRT members can download this book for free! Check it out here. Happy Friday! #fbf


February 8, 2017

Changing Things Up

New Journal Arrangement Starting last week, I began re-organizing things in the library. I’ve utilized the storage underneath the slanted racks where the journals are displayed. Did you know they open?! Up until recently, the space was not being utilized. I’ve also rearranged the back-stock of journals to be in accordance with how they are displayed. For…


January 11, 2017

Happy Wacky Wednesday!

From ARRS! Check out their twitter! They have some great radiology images not only to inform but to brighten the mood! They call this one a #skelfie! Have a great day!


January 4, 2017

Future of You: Health Stories for a New Era by KQED Science

Back in October 2016, Bob Wachter wrote an article titled “Has Technology Ruined the Radiology Profession?” This is a very thought provoking and intriguing topic. Technology is drastically changing many fields, but especially those involving any type of information. Radiologists deal with many different types of information, whether that be patient history, images, research, etc. technology…


December 30, 2016

Even MORE New Books!

We have even more books hitting the shelves this week! Here’s a sneak peek:             Prometheus Lionhart’s books can be found on their own shelf!


December 15, 2016

Featured Journal: American Journal of Roentgenology

This Week’s Wall of Recognition: American Journal of Roentgenology   November 2016, Volume 207, Number 5 Featured Article: “Targeted CT Dose Reduction Using a Novel Dose Metric and the American College of Radiology Dose Index Registry: Application to Thoracic CT Angiography” (page. 1039) Featured Contributors: David A. Zamora, MS, DABR Jeffrey D. Robinson, MD, MBA Kalpana…


New Books in the Library!

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November 28, 2016

Featured Journal: Academic Radiology

This Week’s Wall of Recognition: Academic Radiology  July 2016 Volume 23 Number 7 Featured article: “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training for Radiology Residents: Lecture Versus Interactive Learning Module” (pg. 789) Featured Contributors: Ezekiel Maloney, MD Daniel S. Hippe, MS Angelisa Paladin, MD Felix S. Chew, MD Alice S. Ha, MD Congratulations!  


November 21, 2016

Featured Journal: Seminars in Roentgenology

This Week’s Wall of Recognition:  Seminars in Roentgenology October 2016 Featured Guest Editor: Manjiri Dighe, MD, FSAR, FSRU Featured Contributors: Irene Cruite, MD Christopher Ingraham, MD Guy Johnson, MD, PharmD Sandeep Vaidya, MBBS, DMRD, DNB Sooah Kim, MD William P. Shuman, MD Congratulations!


November 17, 2016

RSNA: Book Purchase Program

Will you be attending RSNA this year?  If YES, you have the opportunity to purchase books for the Templeton Radiology Library! Here’s how: 1. Pick up an envelope from the TRL; it contains business cards for the library. An envelope can be delivered to you. 2. When you see a book you want at the…


November 3, 2016

Featured Journal: RCNA November 2016

Today, the Templeton Library received its November issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America (RCNA), and it was brought to my attention that this issue features a few co-authors from our very own Department of Radiology! Congratulations to the following co-authors: Jitesh Ahuja, MD // Jay Champlin, MD // Rachael Edwards, MD // J. David…


October 24, 2016

How do I get there?

Directions to the Templeton Library: Click here for a map!  The UWMC is a massive building, and sometimes finding the right room can be a daunting task. Here, I am providing some directions that can help you get to the Templeton Radiology Library! Starting from the Main Entrance of UWMC: After entering the Main Entrance (on the…


October 6, 2016

MDLinx Mobile App Center

The Mobile App Center by MDLinx is a great place for clinicians to find apps! Users can search for apps by keyword, rating, price, operating system, discipline or audiences. Editors provide reviews of each app, as well as detailed descriptions often including screenshots. Here are some top-rated apps: MedShr (Android or iOS//Free//4 stars) — MedShr is a FREE Radiology…


October 3, 2016

Library Use Survey

So, you may have seen a survey sent out to your e-mail by yours truly. Please take a few minutes to fill it out! The data collected from this survey will help guide future decisions that I make regarding the library and the resources we offer. After all, the library is here to help the…


September 29, 2016

My NCBI & Creating Alerts

Let NCBI do the hard work for you! NCBI has created an excellent tool to help you stay on top of the most recent works published in any area of your interest! When you enter a query into PubMeb, you can create an email alert to get daily, weekly or monthly updates of new works…


July 27, 2016

A Little Introduction

Hello! My name is Martina and as Tigh so graciously stated in the previous blog, I will continue in his footsteps as the new Library Intern here at the Templeton Radiology Library! I am very excited about the year to come! With each day, I am gaining more traction in understanding this library and its…


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 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…


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 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 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 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 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 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…


March 2, 2015

Radiology apps: part II

Last December, I published an infographic with twelve free apps that radiologists have found helpful. Today I’m going to pass along nine more. This time they aren’t free, but most of them are quite reasonably priced — and you might even find that the more expensive ones are helpful enough to make you forget the…


February 27, 2015

Free books follow-up

A few of you came by our Free Books & Journals table this week and found some helpful materials — thanks for stopping by! In case you weren’t able to make it there this week, I’ve decided to extend the program for another couple of weeks before I contact the UW Bookstore’s “Medical Books Abroad” program…


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…


February 4, 2015

Featured History: Marie Skłodowska Curie

Born in Warsaw in 1867, Maria Salomea Skłodowska was the youngest of five children. Both of her parents were trained as teachers, though her father’s work for Polish independence was sometimes unpopular with employers and disrupted his employment. After graduating from high school at 15, Maria attended classes at a secret “floating university,” which met…


February 1, 2015

Radiology and the Super Bowl

I’m not usually a football fan, but since moving to Seattle, I’ve found myself getting swept up in the 12th Man phenomenon. As a result, today I found myself counting down the hours until kickoff. When the first injury of the game occurred, the announcers said that Jeremy Lane had been taken away for X-rays….


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 23, 2015

Want to optimize your searches?

Next in our infographic series is a topic I was asked to address at a recent instruction session. It’s great to know how to use MeSH terms and retrieve article PDFs, but what about constructing the search in the first place? What’s the best way to translate a research question into terms the database will…


January 14, 2015

Sneak peek: new radiology books

A few weeks ago, some members of the UW Radiology community attended the RSNA Annual Meeting. As a result of the library’s book-buying program, at least one attendee visited Publishers’ Row and picked up some new books for the library. Those books are now starting to arrive and be cataloged, so drop by Templeton Library…


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…


December 29, 2014

The history of the Agatston score

Many of you have had the chance to swing by the library and read the monthly Featured History exhibits, which have covered fluoroscopy, Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, and MRIs. I’m still working on the next installment of Featured Histories, but if you’re looking for a history fix in the meantime, you might enjoy a recent article from the Journal of…


December 17, 2014

BMJ Christmas issue 2014

Have you ever wondered how many Nintendo-related incidents occur every year? What about how deaths in children’s films compare to deaths in movies with an older audience? The BMJ Christmas Issue is here to give tongue-in-cheek answers to those questions — and many more. Medical Library News gives an overview below, and you can browse…


December 10, 2014

12 free radiology apps

With handheld devices flourishing on the market, many doctors have found it helpful to carry an iPad or smartphone with them at all times. Ideally, you’ve found a better way to carry your device than a friend of mine, who carried his iPad in his lab coat pocket throughout his clerkships and ended up with…


December 5, 2014

Featured History: Magnetic resonance imaging

When Nikola Tesla first described the rotating magnetic field in 1882, he could hardly have imagined what it would lead to. Just 130 years later, with the assistance of a paper napkin and a thin grad student, that discovery has become the basis for the highly popular tool of magnetic resonance imaging. Like any major…


November 24, 2014

Radiology and images

When I began working at Templeton, a friend advised me, “Radiologists tend to be very visual people — their work is all about images, so they tend to notice visual anomalies more than other people. If you’re giving a lecture, take the time to make your PowerPoint look good. If it’s sloppy, that won’t go…


November 20, 2014

Searching PubMed: Saving results

Here’s the next installment in our infographic series on searching PubMed: a quick tutorial on saving results. If you already have a My NCBI account and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the saving options, you might be interested to learn that My NCBI wasn’t built solely for PubMed users. Its main goal is to support…


November 17, 2014

Searching PubMed: Working with MeSH terms

PubMed is a beautifully complex resource, and often I’m asked to give pointers on searching it more efficiently. Below, I’ve created an intro to MeSH terms, the indexing system that makes PubMed tick. I hope to turn this into a series, explaining more facets of PubMed and other common medical databases, so stay turned for more…


November 15, 2014

This week’s new resources

Yesterday I came into the library and saw an overflowing inbox — a great sight! I always enjoy coding new materials into Templeton’s catalog and advertising them around the department. This week’s offerings include the following: Journal of Thoracic Imaging (Nov. 2014): topics include CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy and CT features in patients with advanced…


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 24, 2014

Citation management software: Which one should I use?

Pybliographer, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, Papers, RefWorks, Docear … sometimes it seems like every software company has a citation manager to offer. If you’re doing research and you have a long list of citations to keep track of, efficient management software is a must. Below are some questions and links that can help you make the choice. What…


October 20, 2014

Featured History: Dr. Rosalyn Yalow

This month’s Featured History exhibit focuses on Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, recipient of half of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her work in developing radioimmunoassay for peptide hormones — a feat the Nobel Commission described as “a series of brilliant, classical papers” featuring “a spectacular combination of immunology, isotope research, mathematics, and physics.” The…


October 18, 2014

“Help — I can’t find an article!”

One of the best features of PubMed is that little purple UW logo that reads, “Check for full text”. If you find a relevant article, all you have to do is click that button, and within a few seconds, you’ll have a PDF ready to go. But what if that button doesn’t show up? How…


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….


October 3, 2014

New at the library: 10/3/14

Today I added two new journal issues to our shelves: the October 2014 issues of the American Journal of Roentgenology and Academic Radiology. If you’d rather browse remotely, both journals are available online through the UW Libraries. Click here to visit the “Current Issue” pages, with tables of contents and links to full articles: AJR Academic Radiology (if…


September 29, 2014

Featured History: Fluoroscopy

When Wilhelm Röntgen published “On a New Kind of Rays” in 1895, he sparked an interest in X-rays throughout the scientific world. Halfway around in the globe in Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison jumped at the chance to contribute. In the four months after Röntgen’s publication, Edison exposed over 8,000 substances to X-rays and…


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…


February 14, 2012

New Book: Valji’s The Practice of Interventional Radiology

Valji, K. (2012). The practice of interventional radiology: With online cases and videos. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. From the Amazon summary: The Practice of Interventional Radiology, by Dr. Karim Valji, presents a comprehensive approach to help you master the latest techniques. Online case studies teach you a wide range of interventional techniques, such as chemoembolization of…


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…