U.K. radiographers say no to ob/gyn assistant practitioners
September 11, 2015 -- Mindful of the growing shortage of obstetric sonographers, the U.K. Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) said it nevertheless opposes any effort to incorporate assistant practitioners into the field for assessing fetal growth and weight, saying the complex tasks involved fall "outside APs' scope of practice."
Kitty Clark: An inspiration to radiographers
August 26, 2015 -- The story of the development of radiography is interesting, and Kathleen Clara "Kitty" Clark (1896-1968) played a major role in the publishing of books that became reference standards for radiography positioning and exposure, Dr. Adrian Thomas writes in his latest column.
How to turn bad reviews into positive patient experiences
August 4, 2015 -- Have you ever looked at the Facebook page of your department or practice and found that a patient has given you a bad review? How best can you deal with a grumpy old man or woman? Kyle Bolton shares his experiences and offers advice on how you can turn disgruntled patients into champions for your brand.
Breast imaging at highest risk for medicolegal claims
July 6, 2015 -- It may come as no surprise, but a new study indicates that breast imaging has the highest risk of medicolegal claims compared with other medical imaging exams, at least in Australia, according to a study published online this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Whistle while you work
April 22, 2015 -- "This must be the best radiology department in the U.K.," a clinical colleague told Dr. Paul McCoubrie the other day. Find out why such comments are inspiring our columnist to whistle at work and are making him so full of the joys of spring.
Why it pays to know about management in radiology
March 26, 2015 -- Management is really not as boring as many radiologists may think, and there are also many interesting projects to consider for radiology trainees, which really can be done in every clinical setting, as Dr. Peter Mildenberger from Mainz, Germany, explains.
Video from ECR 2015: Nicola Bedlington on finding the human touch
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Think more deeply about your patients and how you communicate imaging results to them. That's the advice of Nicola Bedlington, secretary general of the European Patients' Forum, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board
March 6, 2015 -- Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims based on medical malpractice, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. Radiologists can increase their awareness and knowledge of malpractice risks, as well as identify strategies that reduce the problems leading to malpractice litigation.
Screening sweet spot key for personalized medicine
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - "Personalized medicine" is quickly becoming overused, with many institutions even starting to rebrand themselves using the phrase. It's often associated with genomics, but that's a mistake; instead, radiologists should focus on hitting a screening sweet spot, according to a presentation at ECR 2015.