WhatsApp works well for pediatric ortho trauma
July 27, 2017 -- Researchers in Israel are finding new clinical uses for WhatsApp, the popular global text messaging platform. Reading images sent to smartphones via WhatsApp showed good agreement with the same images being read on a PACS workstation for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, according to a new study in Pediatric Emergency Care.
3 things European radiology IT needs to get right
July 26, 2017 -- A pan-European healthcare IT network remains a distant dream, but change is coming. In his latest column, Stephen Holloway looks at how the radiology IT landscape is undergoing a transformation.
Low CT productivity from 8 to 9 a.m. needs attention
July 25, 2017 -- There's plenty of slack in imaging departments at the start of the working day and also on Fridays. That's the main finding of a detailed analysis of CT productivity at a large university hospital, but simple changes in staffing and workflow practices can lead to major improvements.
Vorwerk: Don't be afraid of the future
July 24, 2017 -- Will computers replace radiologists? Absolutely not, says Dr. Dierk Vorwerk, German Radiological Society deputy president. In a wide-ranging interview, he elaborates on the country's new expert network and speaks about machine learning's future impact.
Phone interruptions remain blight on daily happiness
July 18, 2017 -- Both radiologists and referrers are far too acceptant of and reliant on telephone interruptions as part of their workflow, a new U.K. study has found. What's more, the benefits of electronic order systems are not being realized, and change management is required in this area.
Radiologists must go global with Twitter
July 5, 2017 -- Twitter is becoming an invaluable platform for radiologists, and after a slow start, European radiologists are embracing the platform. Dr. María Jesús Díaz Candamio and Dr. Erik Ranschaert offer a variety of reasons why Europeans should start tweeting -- even if they aren't doing it in English.
Giles Maskell: How to avoid errors in radiology
July 4, 2017 -- There is a great deal more work to be done to understand why radiologists make mistakes, specifically due to perceptual and cognitive functions, according to former U.K. Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Giles Maskell. But enough is already known to devise approaches to prevention.
French group announces 9-point plan of action
June 29, 2017 -- France's national union of private radiologists (Fédération Nationale des Médecins Radiologues, FNMR) unveiled its new independent medical imaging project. The plan lists nine major areas on which urgent action is necessary, said FMNR President Dr. Jean-Philippe Masson.
Home reporting: Is it friend or foe?
June 20, 2017 -- Determination and focus are crucial for the success of a home-reporting service. Starting a scheme can be difficult in the early days, but the end result is worth it, according to home reporters in part two of our special feature.
UKRC: Voice recognition errors require action
June 14, 2017 -- MANCHESTER - Analysis of radiology reports generated using voice recognition software has shown an unacceptably high error rate, and urgent measures are essential to combat the problem, delegates learned at the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC 2017).