Win over radiographers to succeed in outsourcing July 22, 2015 -- Until local networks can cope with out-of-hours work, teleradiology outsourcing is here to stay, writes Dr. George McInnes. He has five tips to ensure radiographers remain on board, including establishing better referral guidelines.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior? July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
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.