If you are going to miss it, miss it FAST!

Many people lay claim to this quote and it has been one of my most common quotes for 3 decades, but still holds true today. I might not be the first to use it, but I use it with such authority and conviction, that it might as well be mine.

The politics of academics are so dirty because the stakes are so low!

In fighting over almost nothing… and the fighting continues.

I’d rather have something that I don’t understand that works, rather than something that I understand that doesn’t work.

This applies to many situations in Imaging, but I started this over the use of I-131 to calculate an ERPF with a single blood sample (essentially determining the slope of a line from a single point. Thank you, Dr. Tauxe).

Gallium is the Rodney Dangerfield of Nuclear Medicine. It just doesn’t get any respect!

I love gallium imaging. I feel like I’m one of the few remaining proponents, alone on an island. But…KEEP THE FAITH

The Blood pool scan is your best friend!

I’ve been using whole body blood pool scans with bone scintigraphy for 40 years, and feel almost paralyzed without it. It is an extremely helpful addition.

Don’t trust a Radiologist who doesn’t like reading scans!

I still don’t understand a Radiologist who will spend his / her whole day avoiding reading studies. (Meetings after meeting, pseudo-emergencies, anything to get out of the reading room).

There will always be ‘cherry pickers” and people who 'peek and shriek', dropping the study”.

One of my pet-peeves. A smart work-list and accountability might work one day, but I’ve yet to see a realistic solution. It is a professional embarassment.

Academics is like a greasy cheeseburger. I really like it, but it probably isn’t good for me.

Borrowed from Al Haggar, MD (a great radiologist who quit academics long ago).

Nuclear Medicine of North Florida, LLC. 2013