Digitization poses threat to radiographers, says Engelhorn
June 23, 2015 -- MAINZ - Digitization is having a big effect on midlevel professionals, and some radiographers' jobs will disappear due to the rising level of automation in image acquisition and the availability of more nursing staff for handling patient positioning according to preset profiles.
Europe's appetite grows for larger screen sizes
June 19, 2015 -- More radiologists are demanding higher-resolution display monitors and larger screen sizes, enabling them to read images more efficiently. Greater use of fusion imaging is boosting demand for larger screens, according to market analyst Kelly Patrick.
iPads can handle on-the-go diagnostic interpretation
June 17, 2015 -- On-call radiologists should feel comfortable using an iPad for interpreting MRI, CT, and radiography studies, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the June issue of the British Journal of Radiology.
Some DICOM deidentification toolkits pose privacy risk
June 16, 2015 -- If you're using free DICOM toolkit software to deidentify patient personal health information on images for clinical research purposes, a little caution may be in order. A team of Dutch researchers recently found very few of the toolkits they tested performed well using default settings.
Low-res monitors not so low after all in breast scans
June 12, 2015 -- Experience is not a factor when it comes to interpreting mammograms on lower resolution, cheaper viewing devices. And LCD monitors with image manipulation software are suitable for viewing mammograms for training purposes, found a U.K. study that included findings on iPhone use.
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.