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.
From beer to scanners: What's brewing in Moldova?
November 21, 2012 -- A private imaging clinic that opened three years ago in Moldova on the site of a former beer restaurant is serving as a case study in how a modern diagnostic facility can be built successfully from scratch.
JFR: French society announces progress on referral guidelines
October 19, 2012 -- PARIS - Plans for a new fully online edition of imaging guidelines for French-speaking referring physicians across Europe and Africa were unveiled on the opening day of the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) by Dr. Philippe Grenier of the French Society of Radiology.
Radiographers can play role in early breast cancer diagnosis
July 16, 2012 -- Many older women in the U.K. are coming into healthcare facilities with late-stage breast cancer primarily because they are unaware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. A pilot study shows that radiographers can help remedy the situation in a program that could have implications for breast care in Europe.
Caution in court can bring results for expert witnesses
July 9, 2012 -- Cases of personal injury and medical negligence attract ever more media coverage. As the tendency to resort to legal action grows across Europe, increasing numbers of medical doctors are being called to testify as expert witnesses, and radiologists are no exception. They can provide an unbiased and reliable source of knowledge on matters within their field of expertise.
Violence against radiographers moves swiftly up political agenda
July 5, 2012 -- Fresh evidence about the escalating levels of violence against accident and emergency radiographers is focusing attention on an issue of growing concern, and is encouraging more organizations to look into how best to protect staff, especially by provision of better training.