COCIR makes recommendations for health tech assessment
November 3, 2014 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) is issuing new recommendations for health technology assessment agencies during the HTA 2.0 Europe meeting.
UEMS endorses European guidelines on storage of ultrasound images, reports
October 31, 2014 -- The council of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS) has endorsed -- with only a slight amendment -- best practice guidance published last year by the European Society of Radiology and the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Screening debate 'destabilizes' breast imaging
October 31, 2014 -- As president-elect of the European Society of Breast Imaging, Dr. Gábor Forrai from Budapest faces a busy time ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask him to take out the crystal ball and reflect on the future challenges and opportunities facing the community he will be representing.
MR-guided HIFU proves safe for liver ablation
October 30, 2014 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is "sufficiently reliable and safe" to begin clinical trials in the liver. That's according to researchers in Finland and the Netherlands, who have assessed the use of the technique in a clinically acceptable setting.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases
October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR
October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Women radiologists strive for work-life balance
October 28, 2014 -- Can female radiologists really have it all? Or does something have to give? The answer seems to hinge on the country and hospital in which they work, as well as an individual's personality and circumstances, according to conversations with members of's Editorial Advisory Board.
Radiography misses one-third of wrist fractures
October 27, 2014 -- Researchers from Turkey found that radiography missed one-third of wrist fractures compared with multidetector-row CT, according to an article published online on October 18 in Emergency Radiology. They believe that clinicians may want to use CT or MRI for emergency room patients suspected of having wrist trauma.
British Museum shows how CT enlivens the ancient dead
October 24, 2014 -- Eight mummies and interactive CT images are part of a special exhibition, "Ancient lives, new discoveries," which runs at the British Museum in London until the end of November. Dr. Daniel Antoine and one of two curators of the exhibition gave a guided tour.
Sentinel node technique avoids radical surgery, radiation exposure
October 23, 2014 -- Dutch researchers believe they have confirmed the accuracy and safety of a new sentinel node procedure that injects radiotracers in ligaments of women with epithelial ovarian cancer, helping them avoid more invasive, radical surgery.
JFR: Will virtual autopsy replace traditional autopsy?
October 22, 2014 -- Multidisciplinary teams of forensic medical examiners, radiologists, members of the police, and others can help realize the huge potential of virtual autopsies, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress, the JFR.
Why I don't like 'trainees'
October 22, 2014 -- The naming system for radiologists is broken, at least in the U.K., where "trainee" is a rubbish word to describe registrars, Dr. Paul McCoubrie writes in his latest column. Mention "trainee" and we think of a pimply teenager, and the term is confusing and belittling, he thinks.
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