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.
PACS alerts can boost communication with referrers
May 10, 2017 -- A fatal accident due to an oversight by a referring physician has prompted staff at a radiology department to implement a PACS alert system, and it's already helping to improve communication and collaboration between radiologists and referring physicians.
Why all the fuss about artificial intelligence?
May 10, 2017 -- There's been a lot of talk recently about artificial intelligence in radiology. The question on everybody's mind is: "Will artificial intelligence replace radiologists?" Imaging informatics columnist Dr. Neelam Dugar is convinced it will add value by making radiologists smarter and better diagnosticians.
CAD, 3D rendering give boost to surgical planning
May 8, 2017 -- Virtual simulations of interventional and surgical procedures using open-source computer-aided detection (CAD) software is improving the accuracy of preoperative planning in corrective jaw surgery, German researchers have found.
Dutch present strategic vision for 2020
April 28, 2017 -- The Radiological Society of the Netherlands has devised a roadmap to help reach its main goals for the future. Dr. Hildo Lamb provides the background to the project and explains why information technology and multidisciplinary cooperation both will have a crucial role to play.