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).
Update: Record retention in vendor-neutral archive
June 8, 2017 -- Radiology departments are relatively advanced when it comes to digital transformation, but in the absence of meaningful algorithms for record retention, the unnecessary large size of imaging data kept online is likely to cost hospitals large amounts of cash, writes columnist Dr. Neelam Dugar.
How to plan and implement a home reporting service
June 7, 2017 -- One of our top articles in 2015 was about a retired radiologist, Dr. Richard Harries, who reads up to 35,000 scans a year. He is still keeping very busy and is highly productive at home. In this special feature, we find out how he does it.
Big data comes under scrutiny at German congress
May 24, 2017 -- The age of big data analytics has arrived in radiology, spawning a new word: radiomics. Computer analysis of images can provide important extra diagnostic information, but big data is not an end in itself and must always be measured against established radiological models.
Was the NHS to blame in U.K. cyberattack?
May 23, 2017 -- The WannaCry ransomware cyberattack left parts of the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) at a standstill. Operations were canceled, MRI and CT units had to be shut down, and staff reverted to paper notes. Columnist Stephen Holloway asks what lessons we can learn from this attack.
U.K. radiologists struggle to cope in wake of cyberattack
May 17, 2017 -- As staff in U.K. public hospitals draw breath after the unprecedented cyberattack that strangled many departments over the weekend, radiologists have begun the dual task of catching up on vital clinical work and communication and building safeguards to prevent further breaches of internet security.
Belgium seeks to shore up defenses against cyberattack
May 17, 2017 -- The large-scale ransomware attack that hit many National Health Service facilities in the U.K. has led many countries to urgently review their own cybersecurity measures. Although Belgian hospitals were not affected by the attack, the Belgian government has released a countrywide action plan.
NHS offers guidance on ransomware response
May 15, 2017 -- The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) is directing facilities to a security patch designed to counter the 12 May cyberattacks that crippled many healthcare facilities in the country. The NHS has also issued a series of guidances to trusts on how to respond to the attacks.
Massive cyberattack cripples U.K. health services
May 12, 2017 -- England and Scotland have been hit by a large-scale cyberattack that has compromised National Health Service facilities in both countries, including radiology services, according to news and social media reports from affected facilities.