Retirement issues for radiologists and the radiology practice, part 1: a report of the ACR Commission on Human Resources, Subcommittee on Retirement

J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Feb;10(2):101-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2012.09.033.


Retirement and issues associated with the initiation of retirement have undergone extensive change in the past decade. Multiple factors, including economic conditions, have resulted in a delay in the initiation of retirement. Delayed retirement of senior radiologists is a factor contributing to a diminished job market for entering radiology graduates. These senior radiologists have extensive experience in operational issues and understanding complex relationships with other health professionals, hospitals, and often medical schools. In addition, although they may not be as facile with MRI or PET/CT, senior radiologists have a tremendous command of traditional imaging, which is lacking in recently trained radiologists. The authors examine many of the issues related to delayed retirement and propose some possible solutions.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Private Practice / statistics & numerical data*
  • Private Practice / trends*
  • Radiology / trends*
  • Retirement / statistics & numerical data*
  • Retirement / trends*
  • United States
  • Workforce