Dispelling myths: The case for women in radiology and radiation oncology

Abbey Goodyear, Emily Merfeld, Jiun Yiing Hu, Amy Shah, Chelsea Schmit, Anna Lee, Anupama G. Brixey, Lucy B. Spalluto, Kristin K. Porter, Amy Patel, Shadi A. Esfahani

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Common misconceptions about radiology and radiation oncology exist and may dissuade women from pursuing these specialties. The American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) Medical Student Outreach Subcommittee began a multi-year social media campaign aimed at addressing these myths. Here, we outline several myths presented in this social media campaign and provide a combination of literature review and experts' opinions to deconstruct and dispel them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
StatePublished - May 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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