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.
Online radiology atlas uses PACS model to aid learning
September 16, 2015 -- The modern radiologist works on PACS workstations in their clinical practice. So why not use a workstation-like interface to learn many of the crucial skills needed to be a radiologist? That's the theory behind Imaging Anatomy, an interactive online atlas.
New research needed to guide patient portal development
September 15, 2015 -- Online patient portals can offer major benefits, but they are not being developed with sufficient consistency and speed, say Dutch researchers, who have focused on how to overcome the challenges of implementing these portals.
5 tips to drive adoption of patient portals in radiology
August 13, 2015 -- The establishment of patient portals has blurred the lines of what is considered to be appropriate doctor-patient communication outside of the medical office. Patients may be wary of portals, but DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner shares five tips for allaying their concerns and driving higher adoption.
Portuguese make progress on patient dose tracking
August 5, 2015 -- To help tackle the challenging task of monitoring cumulative patient radiation dose from imaging studies across institutions, a Portuguese research team has developed a Web-based system that automatically extracts, processes, and analyzes dose data.
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.