Home reporting is not a bed of roses, warns RCR
November 10, 2015 -- Flexible home working can lead to a shift of resources away from radiology departments, and it encourages less contact with colleagues and the de-skilling of radiologists doing predominantly remote reporting, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Limits of teleradiology: A radiologist for each hospital
November 9, 2015 -- Teleradiology is having a huge impact on the global practice of medical imaging. In this interview, Dr. Norbert Hosten, immediate past president of the German Radiological Society, gives a personal view of the current and future status of teleradiology.
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.
Make better use of over 50s, RCR urges
October 28, 2015 -- More careful consideration of workload, work type, and working hours is essential to maximize the expertise of older radiologists and bring huge benefits for the individual practitioner, radiology departments, and patients, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). It is encouraging employers to take urgent action to retain senior staff.
JFR: Teleneuroradiology in the era of thrombectomy
October 20, 2015 -- Telemedicine is developing fast due to skill shortages. In this article from the French national radiology congress, JFR, Dr. Nadya Pyatigorskaya addresses topical issues in neuroradiology, notably telestroke and thrombectomy.
Liquid gold: Lessons learned on the job
October 13, 2015 -- Everybody's read the textbooks, but what are the real golden rules of radiology learned on the job? Following his popular 2013 article, columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie has a fresh batch of uber-truths that are the very essence of the specialty.
Ranschaert: Act now to tackle online identity crisis
October 7, 2015 -- Radiologists and other healthcare professionals are suffering from an online identity crisis, because most social media guidelines recommend creating a private and public/professional Web presence, but in reality this is operationally impossible and even nonsensical, said leading healthcare IT expert Dr. Erik Ranschaert.
Home reporting: Emergency nighttime radiology
October 6, 2015 -- The 2015 U.K. Radiological Congress debate on outsourcing was fascinating, with a myriad of views expressed. But despite what the session moderator may think, home reporting for radiologists has been around for more than 10 years and can bring major benefits, Dr. Neelam Dugar writes.
Electronic arrows: Do we really need them?
September 30, 2015 -- Referring physicians love electronic arrows because they highlight foci of interest and the presence of pathology, but now is the time to consider abandoning them, according to Dr. Stephen Baker and Dr. Johan Blickman in an editorial.
Home or hospital: Where should cancer scans be read?
September 16, 2015 -- Would you prefer your own cancer scan to be reported at a radiologist's home or within the hospital? It was a simple question, but it recently ignited an impassioned debate. As home working becomes more common, this question raises important issues and lies at the heart of how radiologists will work in the future.