Germany's new quality guidelines: What has changed?
December 19, 2014 -- An updated set of quality assurance guidelines took effect in Germany on 4 November 2014. Significantly, they include a new standard on acceptance and consistency testing of image display systems.
Insights: Structured reporting's 'fusion reactor' gets hungry for fuel
December 17, 2014 -- The time for structured reporting has come, and it has changed from an eternal promise, like that of a nuclear fusion reactor, into a device that is ready for clinical deployment, according to a new article in Insights into Imaging that's garnering great attention.
Scaling new heights: Spain prioritizes visibility
December 17, 2014 -- The Spanish Society of Radiology (SERAM) is working hard to ensure its members are at the forefront of patient care with its new public campaign, "What's your radiologist's name?" In an exclusive interview, SERAM President Dr. José Luis del Cura Rodríguez outlines his future vision.
Users, vendors must define HL7 ORM for health IT success
November 25, 2014 -- ORMs, or order response messages, are used to transmit electronic requests and scheduling information between ordercomms, RIS, and PACS. It's vital both customers and vendors recognize the importance of HL7 ORM messages, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar in her latest column.
RTF: Job prospects rest on specialization, mobility
November 19, 2014 -- Trainee and newly qualified radiologists have nothing to fear for the future if they subspecialize, invest in themselves, and are willing to travel more to find work. That's the view of Dr. Viola Koen, chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF).
Constant change characterizes RSNA's first 100 years
November 14, 2014 -- This month sees the 100th RSNA meeting, but the pace of change has been particularly rapid during the past three decades. Today's industrial landscape is entirely different, radiology has gone digital and global, and the leading modalities have developed and matured.
Norwegians take the treadmill test at work
November 12, 2014 -- Determined to boost their energy levels at work, Norwegian radiologists have installed two treadmills and other exercise equipment in a dedicated reading room. Other Europeans also are jumping on the fitness bandwagon.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases
October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR
October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
JFR: New survey reveals wide discrepancies in teleradiology
October 17, 2014 -- A survey presented on 18 October at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) reveals massive gaps between trainees' desire for involvement in teleradiology and knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements. Lead author Dr. Nadya Pyatigorskaya calls for better training.