Background: There is a paucity of examples of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in radiology. This lack of knowledge can limit radiologists’ ability to relate to this topic, acknowledge its importance and impact, and take actions toward improvement. Materials and methods: We conducted a qualitative analysis using the model of thematic analysis developed by Braun and Clarke of narrative responses to a survey on the topic of #MeToo, which was distributed to a social media group of female radiologists. Results: In all, 575 anonymous survey responses from 3,265 social media group members were analyzed. Among these responses, the study team identified important themes with examples, including Victims and Perpetrators, Acts of Gender Discrimination, Inequalities, Sexual Harassment and Assault, and Microaggressions. Conclusion: The narratives provide relatable examples of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in radiology. These may spark discussions that raise awareness among radiologists and result in interventions geared toward improvement.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging