ESR surveys finds broad, varied use of teleradiology
May 23, 2016 -- Teleradiology has become widely adopted in Europe, but its usage and support vary among European countries, according to a pair of surveys by the European Society of Radiology (ESR). What's more, the use of teleradiology across national borders still remains limited.
The age of renaissance radiology
May 11, 2016 -- In this era of credentialing and accreditation, you aren't cutting it unless you have an armful of subspecialist badges. But is this really a good thing? Dr. Paul McCoubrie investigates in his latest column.
Can QA tests for diagnostic displays be trusted?
May 9, 2016 -- A commonly used method for evaluating the display performance of monitors used for viewing medical images can have some important limitations to be aware of, especially if testers aren't experienced with scoring the qualitative test patterns, researchers from the University of Algarve in Portugal recently reported.
Latest ISO standard can enhance teleradiology quality
May 9, 2016 -- Thanks to its new emphasis on addressing risk, the 2015 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality management standard is better suited to ensure high-quality teleradiology services than previous versions of the standard, according to researchers from Austria and Germany.
Paperless hospitals: VNA suppliers can learn from PACS
April 20, 2016 -- Vendor-neutral archive (VNA) companies are forging ahead with a vision of paperless hospitals. Vendors collaborating and adopting the standards-based approach can learn lessons from what made PACS such a global success and can help end users go paperless, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Rio's Olympic squad to learn from Baku, London Games
April 13, 2016 -- As the countdown continues to the opening of the Rio Olympics on 5 August, the organizers of the imaging service can learn from new data released about the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Paris debrief: Radiology ponders lessons learned
March 16, 2016 -- Four months have passed since the terrorist attacks in Paris shocked Europe. What have French radiologists learned from the tragedy? How will they be better prepared in the future? We spoke with some of the key players, including two former ECR presidents.
Unprotected image servers remain a global problem
March 10, 2016 -- Despite widespread focus on the critical need for healthcare data security, many institutions still aren't getting the message. More than 800 servers worldwide storing DICOM image data are fully open to outside computers that could steal their data, according to a study presented at last week's ECR 2016.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2016 in Vienna
March 9, 2016 -- As the European radiological community draws a collective breath from ECR 2016, it's a perfect time to reflect on the meeting and identify the major trends affecting medical imaging. Here are five central themes that circulated the halls of the Austria Center Vienna at this year's congress.
Will PACS find a new home in the cloud?
March 5, 2016 -- VIENNA - Driven by patients and political forces, momentum is building for the adoption of cloud computing technology in healthcare in the European Union. For PACS, cloud computing offers many potential benefits -- as well as some concerns, according to a talk on Saturday at ECR 2016.