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

Fig. 1. Representative graphics of the AAWR mythbuster social media campaign.
Elsevier, Clinical Imaging, Volume 85, May 2022
Goodyear A., Merfeld E., Hu J.-Y., Shah A., Schmit C., Lee A. et al.

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.