U.K. publishes new standards for teleradiology
January 12, 2017 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has released updated guidelines for the provision of teleradiology, noting that the latest version contains standards for the sharing of imaging data and for outsourcing reporting of images outside local healthcare organizations.
Top 10 AuntMinnieEurope stories for 2016
December 28, 2016 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories of 2016 on AuntMinnieEurope.com. Based on our list, the single most important issue facing European radiologists was the ongoing debate over the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI.
Teleradiologist responds to audit of CT reports
December 21, 2016 -- The recent audit about the accuracy of interpretation of emergency abdominal CT reports has generated considerable interest. Dr. George McInnes gives his response to last week's news report on AuntMinnieEurope.com.
PACS displays influence brain ischemia detection
December 6, 2016 -- The specifications of LCD monitors -- specifically spatial resolution and luminance -- play an important role in the ability to detect brain ischemia on CT studies, particularly for less experienced radiologists, Italian researchers reported at last week's RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Advanced visualization: Why so many viewers?
November 21, 2016 -- It's safe to expect artificial intelligence and big data will be front and center of RSNA 2016. Perhaps less expected will be the abundance of visualization software on display, Stephen Holloway writes in his latest column.
PACS can shorten hospital stays, but challenges remain
November 14, 2016 -- PACS not only improves efficiency and clinical decision-making but also shortens hospital stays, a study from Saudi Arabia has found. Major challenges to PACS usage remain, however, particularly the time taken to find images, recurrent system downtime, and insufficient training.
Strickland backs peer review plus digital feedback learning
November 10, 2016 -- LONDON - Radiology urgently needs effective vendor-neutral peer feedback and peer-review systems for reported imaging studies that are easy to document and share, Dr. Nicola Strickland told attendees at the British Institute of Radiology annual congress.
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.
3 things every radiologist must know about analytics
October 12, 2016 -- Big data analytics has dominated the imaging market headlines in recent times. This emerging sector may appear tantalizing and visionary, but much of the hype is based on conceptual discussion, and there is a lack of substance and evidence about the application, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway.
Structured reporting finds little traction in Italy
September 13, 2016 -- Although many radiologists in Italy are open to adopting structured reporting, technical and professional concerns have largely limited the technology's use in daily practice so far, Italian researchers reported recently in an article published online in European Radiology.