What do patients really know about radiation and radiologists? January 22, 2015 -- While it's all well and good for radiologists to spend more time interacting with patients, it's important to understand what patients actually know about radiation and radiologists to do this effectively. Two studies presented at the recent RSNA meeting explored these questions and came to some surprising conclusions.
Radiologists face constant interruptions during daily work December 31, 2014 -- Radiologists are constantly interrupted during their normal daily workflow in the reading room, which could have significant implications for patient care, according to a study presented at this year's RSNA meeting.
Could reverse auctions boost purchasing power in radiology? December 30, 2014 -- Two years after introducing the concept of reverse auctions to buy capital medical imaging equipment, U.S. firm Reverse Radiology has launched a website to give radiology departments and imaging centers more purchasing leverage.
French specialists join GPs in 2nd week of strike December 29, 2014 -- French general practitioners (GPs) in private practice have extended their strike for a second week, joined once again by their specialist colleagues in radiology, cardiology, and pediatrics, according to French news reports.
Patients prefer shorter, less-complex radiology reports December 24, 2014 -- Patients may be accessing their radiology reports more often through online patient portals, but do they understand what they're reading? Not very well, if research presented at RSNA 2014 is any indication.
Innovation, patient-focused care can drive radiology December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Combining radiology's historical strength in research and discovery with a new focus on patient care will position RSNA and radiology for the next 100 years of service to the world, RSNA President Dr. N. Reed Dunnick told attendees at the opening session of the society's 100th annual meeting.
MIR: Communicate with patients or face being sued October 15, 2014 -- Failure to communicate effectively in the form of a triangle involving the radiologist, the referring physician, and the patient will result in more lawsuits, delegates were warned at this month's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
U.K. radiographers opt to strike on 20 October October 8, 2014 -- For the first time in more than 30 years, radiographers in the U.K. public sector will take part in a national strike for four hours on the morning of Monday, 20 October. Also, nonurgent imaging procedures look set to be disrupted throughout that week.
U.K. radiographers say they are ready to strike October 3, 2014 -- In a widely expected rejection of a continuing pay freeze, U.K. radiographers working in medical imaging and radiation therapy voted today to join other healthcare unions in the country by taking industrial action that could include a strike, the Society of Radiographers reported.
Radiographers' fury grows as strike looms large in U.K. October 1, 2014 -- The result of a ballot on industrial action sent to all members of the U.K. radiographer society working in the National Health Service is expected by Friday. The outcome will determine what action to take over the three-year pay freeze announced in May, and officials don't seem in the mood for compromise.