Dublin team assesses cost aspects of staff shortages July 1, 2016 -- Under capacity in radiology departments is leading to substantial costs for hospitals because imaging delays significantly prolong in-patient length of stay, but the problem can be solved by hiring more staff to run existing equipment for longer, according to researchers from a leading Irish facility.
Ultrasound eases drug delivery to the brain June 30, 2016 -- Brain diseases are notoriously difficult to treat due to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a protective layer of cells limiting the delivery of most drugs into the brain. One promising approach for BBB disruption combines pulsed ultrasound with injected microbubbles.
EU nationals voice anxiety post-Brexit June 29, 2016 -- The U.K. decision to leave the European Union (EU) has left in its wake great uncertainty, including among the 280 or so radiologists from other EU countries who are working in the U.K. Their future now hangs in the balance, they said.
Support grows for more rigorous training on dose June 28, 2016 -- Fresh evidence of the lack of awareness of radiation protection among medical staff in the Middle East has come from a large new study performed in Saudi Arabia. The research has led to renewed calls for more formal training schemes in the region.
RCR seeks to reassure EU nationals after Brexit vote June 27, 2016 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has issued a statement designed to reassure doctors from other European Union (EU) nations working in the U.K. that they are welcome, valued, and an integral part of the community. The RCR has also called on its members to support all newcomers.
PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst June 27, 2016 -- In a comparison of PET images with three different radiotracers, German researchers found that tau deposits may be more influential in causing Alzheimer's disease than amyloid accumulation, according to results presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting.
What Brexit means for imaging June 24, 2016 -- The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway writes in a monthly market trends column.
Patchwork of life: Tributes flow for M. Emilia Silvestre June 24, 2016 -- Dr. Maria Emília Silvestre, president of ECR 1987 in Lisbon and an important figure in Portuguese radiology, died on 18 June at the age of 84. She was also a prolific maker and exhibitor of patchwork quilts.
MR-guided radiotherapy: How great is the need? June 23, 2016 -- Online MRI-guided radiotherapy enables real-time, high-precision visualization of anatomical changes during treatment delivery. But with many image-guided radiotherapy options available already, how great is the need for large-scale in-room MR guidance?
Solve delays in accessing images, urges RCR June 22, 2016 -- Systems for sharing medical images and reports between hospitals require a major overhaul because delays in accessing data online are causing immense harm to patients, a new 31-page report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has found.