Germany reaches consensus on MRI of cardiac implants April 4, 2017 -- The German Cardiology Society and the German Radiological Society have published a joint consensus paper on carrying out MRI scans on patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In this interview, Dr. Torsten Sommer explains the aim of this initiative.
8 ways radiology can win turf battles March 8, 2017 -- Turf battles in medicine are nothing new, and radiology is not alone in the struggle to protect territory. But how can radiology minimize conflict in a proactive rather than reactive manner? Dr. Christian Loewe from the Medical University of Vienna provides some solutions.
Strickland issues new warning over U.K. workforce March 7, 2017 -- The radiology workforce crisis in the U.K. is the most serious issue facing the Royal College of Radiologists, according to Dr. Nicola Strickland. Around 9% of U.K. radiologist posts are unfilled, with 41% of those having been vacant for over a year.
No fairy godmothers: Radiologists must raise visibility March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Radiologists have long been behind-the-scenes physicians, reading exams in darkened basements. But this paradigm isn't viable anymore in an age of increasingly competitive healthcare delivery, and radiologists must be proactive about boosting their visibility, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2017.
Video from ECR 2017: Shane Foley on radiography & radiology March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - ECR is well-known for its popular radiographers' sessions, but can it ever become the essential congress for Europe's many thousands of radiographers? Shane Foley, PhD, from the University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science, gives his opinion and also outlines how to boost collaboration and teamwork among radiographers and radiologists.
How radiology can find new roles in post-PACS, networked world March 4, 2017 -- An unexpected consequence of PACS is that radiologists are increasingly sidelined by referring physicians, who can look at images to make a diagnosis and not even read the radiology report. This problem is confounded as physicians grow more specialized. Radiologists are in real danger if they don't change the way they work, according to Dr. Johan Van Goethem from Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium.
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Mauricio Castillo on burnout March 3, 2017 -- VIENNA - Burnout, dissatisfaction, and inequality are three major challenges facing radiology today, but simple measures can help overcome them, according to Dr. Mauricio Castillo from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the U.S. An honorary lecturer at ECR 2017, he gives some practical advice on how to avoid problems.
U.K. pushes ahead with sonographer-led services March 3, 2017 -- Judged on the composition of today's eagerly awaited professional challenges session, more healthcare professionals are looking to the U.K. for an alternative model for ultrasound services, yet that model is evolving largely due to a shortage of appropriately trained staff.
Brexit storm cloud holds uncertain lining for U.K. radiology February 20, 2017 -- In a new article about the implications of leaving the European Union for U.K.-based radiologists and their patients, senior radiologists reveal how the financial, organizational, ethical, and socio-political changes associated with Brexit will affect medical imaging.
Hard Brexit signals rocky road for radiology January 25, 2017 -- The U.K. looks set to leave the European Union single market and opt for a so-called hard Brexit. In his new column, Stephen Holloway discusses the implications for medical imaging and healthcare IT, focusing on the U.K. National Health Service, regulatory aspects, and the market impact.