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.
Stereotactic breast biopsies: Room for improvement?
January 24, 2017 -- When it comes to the business side of radiology, there is considerable scope for improvement, according to Dr. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland. Using breast biopsies as an example, he explains how delays and inefficiencies can have a substantial effect on a hospital's bottom line.
Radiologist burnout: Worse than we thought?
January 4, 2017 -- It's no secret that physicians are susceptible to workplace burnout, and radiologists are no exception. The syndrome can be dangerous, affecting the well-being of physicians and also the quality of care provided to patients. But how common is burnout?
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2016
December 28, 2016 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories of 2016 on AuntMinnieEurope.com. Based on our list, the single most important issue facing European radiologists was the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI.
U.K. radiologist shortage worsens
September 14, 2016 -- The shortage of radiologists in the U.K. is getting worse, according to a census released by the Royal College of Radiologists on 10 September. Demand for imaging services increases, but the supply of radiologists does not. A key finding is that 99% of U.K. radiology departments could not meet scan and x-ray reporting demands.
U.K. pediatric radiology shortage puts kids at risk
September 2, 2016 -- National standards for pediatric imaging are not being met in a large number of centers in the U.K., putting thousands of children at risk, according to a recent audit. A way to solve the problem in the short term is to link up specialists with their colleagues, the researchers added.
Training can boost accuracy of radiographers' reporting
July 5, 2016 -- Appropriate training methods for radiographers have a substantial impact on their ability to interpret images accurately, according to research conducted in Singapore and presented at the 2016 U.K. Radiological Congress in Liverpool.
10 steps for proper communication of radiology reports
June 7, 2016 -- The current state of radiology report communication in the U.K. poses "unacceptable risks," and this serious ongoing problem has prompted the Royal College of Radiologists to release new standards to ensure that urgent findings are communicated and acted upon in a timely manner.
Quality street: Simple technology can bring sweet success
May 30, 2016 -- The constant drive for quality improvement is a major issue today, particularly in the U.K. Increased pressure on imaging services means radiologists need support to manage their workload and minimize errors. Industry expert David Howard gives his opinion.