7 Reasons Neuroradiologists Should Use Twitter

I joined Twitter in May of 2012. But as a busy neuroradiologist, I promptly forgot I had an account. A year later, a colleague encouraged me to give Twitter another try.  I dusted off my account, changed my handle to my real name, exchanged the egghead profile for my real photo and added a short bio related to my professional interests as a neuroradiologist. What have I learned in the two years since?

Here are 7 ways twitter use can benefit you as a Neuroradiologist:

  1. Twitter allows you to stay on top of the latest research

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Impact of Time-to-Reperfusion on Outcome in Patients with Poor Collaterals

Editor’s Choice March 2015

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More than 200 patients with MCA +/- ICA occlusions who successfully reperfused with endovascular techniques were assessed. The probability of good outcome was not significantly influenced by onset-to-reperfusion and puncture-to-reperfusion periods in patients with good collaterals but dropped significantly in patients with poor collaterals.

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Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology

intro-diag-radiolElsayes KM, Oldham SAA, eds. Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology. McGraw Hill; 2014; 704 pp; $95.00

An effective way of learning and understanding the basics of diagnostic radiology is to show material in a case presentation manner.  With two introductory chapters – one as an overview of diagnostic modalities and contrast agents and the other as an introduction to nuclear medicine, the textbook edited by Drs. Elsayes and Oldham presents clinical case material in eight separate chapters:  Neuroradiology, Cardiothoracic, GI, GU, MSK, IR, Pediatrics, and Women’s Imaging (including OB and Mammo). Twenty-six other authors have contributed to these chapters with … Continue reading >>

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Differences in Neuroradiology Training Programs around the World

Fellows’ Journal Club March 2015

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Neuroradiology training information was collected from 43 countries via a questionnaire. No training programs are available in 16 and post residency curricula are available in 27. Although most training periods are 1–2 years, number of fellows and didactic education varies.

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White Matter Correlates of Cognitive Impairment in Essential Tremor

Editor’s Choice March 2015

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A series of 55 patients with essential tremor and an equal number of age-matched controls were assessed clinically and by DTI. Alterations in executive and visual spatial functions correlated with DTI measures suggesting an anatomic basis for cognitive impairment in these patients.

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AJNR Announces Third Editorial Fellow: Dr. Hillary R. Kelly

Hillary R. Kelly

Hillary R. Kelly

We at the AJNR are gratified by the number of extremely qualified individuals who applied this year for the Editorial Fellowship position. From multiple applicants, Dr. Hillary Kelly from the Massachusetts General Hospital was selected to serve as the third Editorial Fellow.

Dr. Kelly graduated from MIT with a degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and then attended Harvard Medical School. After her degree, she stayed at MGH and completed her diagnostic radiology residency and a fellowship in neuroradiology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Radiologist at the … Continue reading >>

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Annotated Bibliography, March 2015

Please check out the accompanying podcast of this blog post:

http://www.ajnr.org/site/Podcasts/March2015AnnotBiblio.mp3 1. Perilli E, Parkinson IH, Truong L-H, Chong KC, Fazzalari NL, Osti OL. Modic (endplate) changes in the lumbar spine: bone micro-architecture and remodelling. Eur Spine J. 2014. doi:10.1007/s00586-014-3455-z.

The authors characterize the bone micro-architectural parameters and bone-remodeling indices associated with Modic endplate changes. The study group consisted of 40 patients suffering from disabling low back pain who were undergoing elective spinal surgery, and exhibiting Modic changes on MRI (Modic 1, n = 9; Modic 2, n = 25; Modic 3, n = 6). The patients underwent transpedicular … Continue reading >>

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AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 3: Cervical Degenerative Conditions

Vialle_AOSpine_Vol3_9781626230507.inddVialle LR, ed. Ito M, Riew KD, guest eds. Cervical Degenerative Conditions. AOSpine Masters Series. Volume 3. Thieme; 2014; 148 pp; 112 ill; $109.99

The newest volume (2014) in the continuing series of short textbooks in the AOSpine Masters Spine is this 148-page hardcover book entitled Cervical Degenerative Conditions, edited by Dr. Vialle. There are 11 chapters: Laminoplasty for Multilevel Myelopathy and Radiculomyelopathy; Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Techniques; Indications and Techniques of Cervical Pedicle Screws C3-7 for Degenerative Conditions; Laminectomy and Fusion for Cervical Spondylitic Myelopathy; Posterior Cervical Minimally Invasive Microendoscopic Foraminotomy; Navigation for Cervical Reconstructive Surgery; Cervical … Continue reading >>

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What is a Tweet Chat?

A Tweet Chat is a group discussion that gives us the opportunity to talk about important issues with one another across the globe.  In addition to allowing us to explore important issues, these chats let us form and maintain relationships with our colleagues between national meetings.  The chats are organized by the use of hashtags to make the discussion easy to follow among the vast world of Twitter.… Continue reading >>

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Imaging Evidence and Recommendations for Traumatic Brain Injury: Advanced Neuro- and Neurovascular Imaging Techniques

Fellows’ Journal Club February 2015

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Beyond the initial noncontrast CT, patients with brain trauma may be subjected to a variety of imaging studies. Here, the working group from the ACR Head Injury Institute discusses the use of these advanced imaging methods.

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