Study casts fresh doubt on chest x-ray proficiency
October 3, 2017 -- New research has raised serious concerns about the accuracy of chest x-ray interpretations in acute care by nonradiologists. To avoid harm to patients, the Iranian authors emphasize the urgent need for better worldwide training in this area.  Discuss
Radiology gets set for IDoR on 8 November
October 2, 2017 -- Over 150 professional societies from across the globe are set to take part in the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on 8 November. The focus is on emergency radiology, and the organizers have posted expert interviews with radiologists from Spain, France, and elsewhere.  Discuss
Why a disturbed child should make us suspicious
September 29, 2017 -- X-ray, CT, and MRI play a key diagnostic role in cases of suspected violence against children. Some findings are made by chance, while others are abundantly apparent. In this interview, Dr. Hans-Joachim Mentzel, chair of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, discusses the signs to look for.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on imaging of child abuse
September 27, 2017 -- The U.K. has released detailed guidelines on suspected cases of child abuse. The 54-page document can be downloaded for free from the Royal College of Radiologists' website, and given the U.K.'s experience and leading role in this area, it may be used widely across Europe.  Discuss
Interview: Imaging's responsibility to children
September 25, 2017 -- Dr. Friederike Körber has a passion for working with children. She was scientific manager of the annual conference of the German Pediatric Radiology Association, which took place last week in Cologne. She explains about what makes her job so rewarding and the skills needed to make a good pediatric radiologist.  Discuss
A short and critical approach to contrast agent safety
September 8, 2017 -- In the current climate of "gadolinium phobia," it's difficult to know which contrast agent to use in a given clinical scenario and in what quantity. The Maverinck aims to bring some clarity and common sense to the ongoing safety debate in his latest column.  Discuss
Olympic sport of wrestling poses injury challenges
August 22, 2017 -- Wrestling is a popular global sport, but due to its arduous nature, it has a particularly high injury rate. Shoulder injuries are a major problem for wrestlers, and new research has shed light on the radiological aspects.  Discuss
EJR: More experience doesn't always mean less dose
August 10, 2017 -- Radiology experience is not always an indication of how much radiation dose patients receive, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Radiology (EJR). For fluoroscopic-guided hip injections, Canadians found trainees tend not to expose patients to increased radiation as compared with their experienced colleagues.  Discuss
When radiologists can be useful ...
August 7, 2017 -- A little boy has a persistent cough, and the chest specialist suspects lung cancer. Then a retired radiologist intervenes and helps resolve the potential crisis. The Maverinck tells this simple tale.  Discuss
How to optimize dose in hybrid operating rooms
August 2, 2017 -- A clinical team from Liverpool, U.K., has revealed a 14-point strategy for improving radiation dose awareness and protection in a hybrid operating room. The checklist could serve as a useful guide for hospitals across Europe and beyond performing image-guided minimally invasive procedures.  Discuss