The advantages, disadvantages, and policies for part-time radiologists: report of the ACR Commission on Human Resources

J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jul;11(7):668-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.02.009. Epub 2014 May 22.


The employment of part-time radiologists (PTRs) has both advantages and disadvantages in various practice settings. The authors examine the pros and cons of PTRs and review the literature regarding PTRs both within and outside the specialty of radiology. The complexity of this issue is manifested in our inability to reach consensus on many policy issues for PTRs. Nevertheless, this article should be helpful in offering an objective, nonbiased background to initiating a discussion on employing PTRs in various radiology practices.

Keywords: Part-time radiologist; full-time radiologist; human resources; radiologist employment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Employment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / statistics & numerical data*
  • Radiology / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States
  • Workforce
  • Workload / statistics & numerical data*