The future of radiology is bright, RSNA president says
Radiology is beset with challenges ranging from regulatory to monetary. However, in his presidential address at the RSNA 2011 meeting, Dr. Burton Drayer said he preferred to focus on the “rainbows instead of the impending storm clouds.”
Sometimes pessimism gets the best of us, said Drayer, who is also radiology chairman at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. It’s easy to think that radiology is threatened, which it is, but he likened radiology to the Pebble Beach golf course in California.
“To me, this scene of the short par three seventh hole represents a cup half full,” he said. “Majestic beauty and excitement. Yet, still fraught with potential dangers from the ocean, from sand traps, and uncontrollable forces like the wind,” he said.