Equal pay for equal work in radiology: Expired excuses and solutions for change

Elsevier, Clinical Imaging, Volume 83, March 2022
Pandit R., Minton L.E., Smith E.N., Spalluto L.B., Porter K.K.

The gender pay gap is not a problem of the past. Women continue to receive less pay for equal work and radiology is one of four medical specialties with the largest gender pay gap. Numerous social factors contribute to the gender pay gap; however, radiology can close the gender pay gap through intentional strategies, including acknowledging the gender pay gap, eliminating bias and minority taxes through progressive compensation and parental leave models, devaluing overwork, developing longitudinal mentorship and sponsorship, and demanding transparent institutional policies. Patient care and overall organizational success will improve when the barriers resulting in the gender pay gap are eliminated.