DRK: Support grows for cloud-based dose monitoring
May 13, 2015 -- Cloud-based solutions allow for effective analysis and comparison of radiation dose in CT exams across multiple sites, and represent a major step forward in ensuring patient safety, according to research presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK), which began today in Hamburg.
Low-cost x-ray market faces major shake-up
May 13, 2015 -- A Swiss-led project that aims to bring low-cost, quality digital x-ray units to developing countries has unveiled its prototype. EssentialTech, the group behind the GlobaldiagnostiX device, will now concentrate on improving the system until it is ready for technical transfer.
Web-based technologies boost multisite teleradiology
May 6, 2015 -- Faced with an aging population, a shortage of clinicians, and the need to balance radiologist workload across different locations, the Health Region Waldviertel in Lower Austria has found success from adopting Internet-based technologies to enhance the practice of teleradiology.
Mobile App Spotlight: CT Anatomy
May 5, 2015 -- Mobile apps in radiology are developing fast. We're taking a look at CT Anatomy, an iOS app that offers a cross-sectional guide of normal anatomy as seen on CT. It includes more than 350 axial CT views, as well as more than 700 anatomical structures and descriptions.
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.
PACS strikes a resonant chord in Liverpool
April 20, 2015 -- A health IT project conceived in Liverpool, U.K., that allows sharing of a pool of radiology trainees working in a call center to cover multiple departments is showing initial signs of success. Fresh information on the scheme was presented at ECR 2015.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 20, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
PACS lies at digital heart of the new Karolinska
April 15, 2015 -- The name Karolinska is synonymous with the Nobel Prizes, but the rebuilt university hospital in Stockholm now looks set to become a futuristic model and shining example of PACS development and deployment. We interviewed the head of radiology, Dr. Anders Wennerberg, PhD, about the project.
Teleradiology platform use expands in networks
March 31, 2015 -- The working patterns of radiologists have undergone enormous change. Remote or homeworking is gaining acceptance, but some observers think radiologists must be located within radiology departments to support radiographers, says Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.