Standardized documents lie at heart of good management
January 25, 2016 -- Detailed, standardized service documentation is essential to the effective management of radiology departments. Dr. Mathias Cohnen, from Neuss in Germany, explains about the form this documentation should take if it is to achieve full transparency.
Are patients ready to communicate with radiologists?
December 7, 2015 -- A new survey from Belgium has revealed patients continue to be confused about the role and scope of the radiologist. Almost 50% of surveyed patients did not even realize radiologists were doctors, according to the article published online on 29 November by Acta Radiologica.
10 ways to build relationships with referring physicians
November 20, 2015 -- How can you keep your referring physicians happy? Clinical competence is a start, but physicians want relationships with professionals they know, like, and trust. And more than ever, radiology departments need to satisfy patients.
Sink or swim? U.K. radiology struggles to stay afloat
November 4, 2015 -- The development of an enterprise-wide imaging strategy is now a major priority in the U.K. As the battle to reduce diagnostic waiting times and accelerate patient access to treatment intensifies, radiology finds itself burdened with escalating pressures, writes industry expert Warren Edwards.
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.