Patients must know your name, RSNA president urges
December 1, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Patients should be actively encouraged to know the names of their radiologists, and patient-driven care must become a vital part of radiologists' culture, however strange it may seem to them, RSNA 2013 delegates heard during the presidential address at Sunday's opening session.
Don't forget radiographers when adopting PACS
October 8, 2013 -- Radiologists and referring physicians are obviously crucial constituents for PACS. But radiographers have their own needs and perceptions that should be accommodated to ensure success when implementing PACS, according to a team of Taiwanese researchers.
MRI not overused in Finland, but concerns remain
August 28, 2013 -- Inappropriate use of MRI may not be very common in Finland, but researchers there are concerned that financial issues and the increasing number of patients referred for MRI could escalate the number of unnecessary exams, according to a study published online in Insights into Imaging.
Education reduces unnecessary prostate imaging in Sweden
July 24, 2013 -- The rate of inappropriate imaging scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden fell dramatically in the decade following an education effort to curb such tests, according to a study published online on 23 July in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
A practical guide to radiology trainee recruitment
July 3, 2013 -- As Oscar Wilde once so neatly didn't put it, "There are lies, damned lies, and radiology trainee applications." To shortlist effectively requires an ability to read between the lines. Columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie provides a key to what commonly used phrases actually mean.
Mind the gender gap: Inequity for women radiologists flourishes
May 24, 2013 -- Despite the significant number of women radiologists in Italy, there exists a gender gap, which can be witnessed in horizontal and vertical segregation, according to a European Journal of Radiology article published online on 15 May. The author recommends that policies should be introduced to counter the bias.
Imaging community reflects on French radiation scandal
March 20, 2013 -- As the dust continues to settle on last month's radiation therapy overdose litigation and prison sentences in France, experts believe the gravity of the case relates to the attempts to conceal the errors, and they are keen to see reinforcement of a culture in which staff are encouraged to report and not hide mistakes.
High-field MRI exposure linked to radiographers' depression
March 11, 2013 -- VIENNA - As MRI continues to advance to greater magnet strengths to uncover mysteries in the body, researchers warned on Monday at ECR 2013 that constant exposure to high-field systems could lead to psychological problems such as clinical depression among MRI radiographers.
Is visibility the only way to save radiology?
March 8, 2013 -- VIENNA - Visibility is the shield that can protect radiology against the slings and arrows steadily lining up against it, according to experts who spoke at a professional challenges session on Friday at ECR 2013.
Global pioneer James Thrall reflects on 30 years in radiology
February 28, 2013 -- On 1 February, Dr. James Thrall stepped down as chairman of the department of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, ending a 30-year career as one of the leading figures in radiology. In this exclusive article, Dr. Thrall reflects on the changes he's seen over the past 30 years in medical imaging.
Time to dig our heels in: Put quality first every time
February 27, 2013 -- It's virtually impossible in radiology to be simultaneously cheap, quick, and good. You can have a fast turnaround that is cheap, but it won't be any good, and you can have a fast turnaround and a good service, but it won't be cheap, writes columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie.
New guidance emerges on radiographer reporting
February 15, 2013 -- The U.K. College of Radiographers has published fresh advice on clinical reporting and preliminary clinical evaluation by radiographers. The contents look certain to be scrutinized by imaging departments across Europe.
Options abound for mobile applications in radiology
January 21, 2013 -- As long as they have an iPhone or iPad, imaging practitioners have plenty of quality radiology-oriented apps to choose from. Users of smartphones and tablets based on other operating systems currently face a more limited selection, however, according to an article published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Never mind the fashion, let's get personal
November 26, 2012 -- Once again, one of the topics at this week's annual meeting of the RSNA in Chicago will be personalized medicine. It's a term on everyone's lips, yet everyone seems to mean something different.
Make yourself more visible, RSNA president insists
November 25, 2012 -- CHICAGO - "Step out from behind the curtain and put a face on the radiologist" was the resounding message of Sunday morning's opening session at the annual RSNA meeting. Dr. George Bisset III, RSNA president, emphasized the meeting's theme during his opening remarks and was echoed by colleagues in sessions that followed.