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Winter 2023 Newsletter

2024 Annual Meeting March 23rd in Charlotte

RSVP by March 15th!

Speakers include:

  • Ron Howrigon, President and CEO of Fulcrum Strategies

  • Ed Gaines, JD, CCP, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Industry Liaison, Zotec Partners

  • Representatives John Bell and Destin Hall, NC General Assembly

  • and

Taylor Stone, MD Dr. William Harrington, MD, FACR

Vice President NCRS ACR President & Keynote Speaker

Dr. Stone has developed a robust

program to update members on

current reimbursement, regulatory,

and legislative issues


Fellowship and roundtable discussions at the fall Executive Committee meeting in Raleigh


Our chapter helped two members attend the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Summit last fall. Read about their experiences and visit the NCRS website if you are interested in applying for a stipend to attend the 2024 ACR RLI Summit September 6-8 in Boston

Alixandra Purakal, MD

Chief of Community Division

Duke Department of Radiology


Medical Director of Imaging Services

Duke Raleigh Hospital

I left the weekend with a deeper understanding of private equity’s role in radiology, enhanced financial acumen, improved negotiation skills, and a better grasp of the changing national landscape of radiology. Additionally, the conference fostered networking with fellow ACR members, rekindled old connections, and opened avenues for recruiting new talent.

Kyle Atcheson, MD

Radiology Resident

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Leadership and advocacy are components of practice that are not taught in a dedicated fashion during medical school or residency. Fortunately, radiologists have a strong platform through the Radiology Leadership Institute to training in leadership, practice management, and financial literacy. This year's theme was "Negotiation," specifically focusing on the impact of private equity involvement in healthcare, mergers/conglomerations of radiology groups, and the impact of increasing imaging studies with a shortage of radiologists


NCRS hosts its 29th Annual

Breast Imaging Review Course

Popular weekend CME course was live-streamed

from Charlotte January 19-21

Dr. Kelly Cronin (program director) and Dr. Sheri Jordan (CME director) led another successful Breast Imaging Review Course last month. New and returning volunteer faculty presented an updated course syllabus and introduced additional audience response techniques to allow the highly engaged internet participants the opportunity to interact during the lectures (in addition to the lively post lecture Q and A sessions). We were lucky to have Dr. Daniel Coldren, a pathologist from Wake Forest, as our multidisciplinary keynote speaker. His comprehensive but digestible pathology review was enhanced by his relatable style. Attendees continue to appreciate the weekend format that efficiently offers 15 hours of high-impact CME to fulfill MQSA requirements without any interruption to their work week. Thoughtful design allows the course to provide a positive financial return to the chapter and help keep annual membership dues low.


Save the Date:

Washington, DC

Congratulations to the four new ACR Fellows from our chapter who will be inducted at the Convocation Ceremony this year

Gretchen Green, MD

George Jordan, DO

Sheryl Jordan, MD

Stephen Sides, MD


Editor's Note: Elizabeth Vorhis, MD

I hope you are enjoying these last weeks of summer

and are inspired by the many ways our chapter

members engage locally, nationally, and even Email Beth

internationally. If you have information you would like

to share in our next newsletter, please let me know.


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