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New initiative gives patients easier access to AJR articles

American College of Radiology

The American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) is now part of patientINFORM (www.patientinform.org), a free online service that provides patients and their caregivers access to some of the most up-to-date information available about the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases.

Selected AJR articles will be accessible through the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association Web sites.

The link to the AJR article will be followed by commentary discussing the significance, strengths and limitations of the new study and the relevance it has for treatment and self-care. "This is an important new initiative for the AJR," said Robert J. Stanley, MD, AJR editor-in-chief. "Patients are turning to the Internet for health care information. This initiative will help ensure that they are getting appropriate information from credible sources," he said.

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The American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) is a highly respected peer-reviewed monthly radiology journal published by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). For almost 100 years, the AJR has been recognized as one of the best specialty journals in the world. The ARRS and AJR are named after Wilhelm Röentgen, who discovered the x-ray in 1895. For more information, visit www.arrs.org.

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