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.
Barco unites medical displays with Uniti launch at JFR
October 16, 2014 -- In the world of medical displays, a gulf has existed between grayscale and color, with imaging facilities maintaining separate types of monitors for optimal performance. At the French national congress, JFR, Barco aims to bridge the divide through Coronis Uniti, designed for both applications.
MIR: Communicate with patients or face being sued
October 15, 2014 -- Failure to communicate effectively in the form of a triangle involving the radiologist, the referring physician, and the patient will result in more lawsuits, delegates were warned at this month's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
MIR: Convey critical findings to avoid malpractice claims
October 8, 2014 -- In a radiologist's final report, failure to provide adequate details about important or unexpected findings considered to be actionable is a leading cause of malpractice claims, attendees were warned at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress in Bologna, Italy.
Grid computing smooths teleradiology in Turkey
October 7, 2014 -- Turkish researchers have created a framework that utilizes grid computing technology to make teleradiology easier between institutions, regardless of the type of PACS, RIS, or hospital information system used at each location.
MIR: Beware the pitfalls of teleradiology
October 7, 2014 -- Globalization of radiology is creating opportunities, and posing major challenges and threats, according to a discussion on teleradiology at last week's Management in Radiology (MIR) congress held in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys and Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx led the debate.
Debate over cervical spinal trauma takes new turn
September 30, 2014 -- Many cervical spine injuries identified on subsequent CT scans are not visible on plain radiographs, and there is also a high rate of technical inadequacy of cervical spine plain radiography in trauma cases, according to award-winning research.
Irish radiology department finds it's not easy being green
September 26, 2014 -- A new survey found that radiology staff members at a hospital in Dublin were reluctant to take simple actions that could save thousands of euros in energy costs. Administrators may therefore need to take more extreme actions, such as programming computers to automatically go into sleep mode overnight, to wring out cost savings.