RADIOLOGY NEWS
Address the backlog issue or you will sink
January 7, 2015 -- Backlogs of unread images are one of the worst nightmares in clinical practice. Any backlog must be tackled urgently and as a high priority -- otherwise you will be watching helplessly as the ship sinks and you sink with it, the Maverinck writes in his latest column.
No stab in the dark: CT provides answers in knife wounds
January 6, 2015 -- Dual-phase (arterial and portal venous) CT should be performed in all patients with penetrating stab wounds to the torso, and specific focus must be placed on assessing for diaphragmatic and bowel injuries, according to a new study from a top London hospital.
Vesalius, radiology, and art
January 5, 2015 -- Brussels-born Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist whose dissections of the human body helped to correct misconceptions dating from ancient times. It's more than 500 years since his birth, but his work remains relevant today, writes Dr. Arpan K. Banerjee.
iPad can replace mouse for driving PACS workstation
January 2, 2015 -- Tired of using a mouse to control your PACS workstation software? Thanks to its touchscreen interface, an iPad is capable of handling this task, researchers from Stanford University in California reported at the 2014 RSNA meeting.
Radiologists face constant interruptions during daily work
December 31, 2014 -- Radiologists are constantly interrupted during their normal daily workflow in the reading room, which could have significant implications for patient care, according to a study presented at this year's RSNA meeting.
Could reverse auctions boost purchasing power in radiology?
December 30, 2014 -- Two years after introducing the concept of reverse auctions to buy capital medical imaging equipment, U.S. firm Reverse Radiology has launched a website to give radiology departments and imaging centers more purchasing leverage.
French specialists join GPs in 2nd week of strike
December 29, 2014 -- French general practitioners (GPs) in private practice have extended their strike for a second week, joined once again by their specialist colleagues in radiology, cardiology, and pediatrics, according to French news reports.
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2014
December 29, 2014 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories of 2014 on AuntMinnieEurope.com. Hot topics in 2014 included controversy over Brazilian football star Neymar Junior's CT scan, continuing coverage of the breast screening debate, and radiology under the Nazis.
Ultrasound, MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy
December 26, 2014 -- The recent 4D Treatment Planning Workshop examined how ultrasound and MRI can be used to help deliver radiotherapy of moving and deforming targets. One area examined in detail was the use of imaging for monitoring motion during treatment and reoptimizing the plan accordingly.
Patients prefer shorter, less-complex radiology reports
December 24, 2014 -- Patients may be accessing their radiology reports more often through online patient portals, but do they understand what they're reading? Not very well, if research presented at RSNA 2014 is any indication.
Ronald Grainger: Radiology loses one of its greats
December 23, 2014 -- When Dr. Ronald Grainger died in the autumn, radiology lost one of its greats. He was joint editor of the profession's "bible," Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology, and the first professor of radiology in Sheffield, U.K. Dr. Adrian Thomas pays a personal tribute.
Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis
December 22, 2014 -- Abdominal CT with compression to the right lower quadrant has a high diagnostic accuracy in cases of acute appendicitis, and it can be considered as a CT counterpart of graded compression ultrasound, Turkish researchers reported at the recent RSNA 2014 meeting.
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