U.K. audit shows failure to track urgent findings
January 26, 2016 -- A U.K. audit has found that patients are being put at risk, because in only 11 out of 26 radiology departments with an electronic acknowledgement system are staff regularly monitoring the read rate to ensure that critical findings are acted upon.
UAE offers open, cosmopolitan environment
January 19, 2016 -- Working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be a very positive and rewarding experience, according to the international chest imaging expert Dr. Jung-Gi Im, PhD. He's been based in the region for more than a year and became an honorary member of the RSNA last month.
PACS software benefits from real-world feedback
January 14, 2016 -- Radiologists frequently discover usability issues on workstations during clinical use, so it's important for vendors to continue evaluating their software after deployment, according to new research from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.
Social media 'minefield' requires extreme care
January 13, 2016 -- Social media is a minefield for unwary medical professionals, and it's vital to be fully aware of your local guidance, particularly on anonymization of images and consent issues, a group of U.K. radiologists warned at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Analysis finds variation in how radiologists use PACS
January 12, 2016 -- Individual radiologists may not always go about interpreting an imaging study in the same manner on PACS as their colleagues, but these variations don't typically result in differences in reading times, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
U.K. issues new guidelines on 7-day acute care
December 22, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a checklist of 14 standards for a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service. Among its key recommendations is that a radiologist must have 11 hours of continuous rest in a 24-hour period.
Virtual reality shows promise for remote image reads
December 10, 2015 -- Remote interpretation of imaging studies often means using a mobile device with a small screen. But virtual reality technology can overcome those limitations and offer an immersive image viewing environment without sacrificing image quality, Greek researchers reported at RSNA 2015 in Chicago.
Meet a retired radiologist who reads up to 30K scans a year
December 8, 2015 -- Flexible home reporting by experienced professionals can help ease the backlog of scans. U.K. radiologist Dr. Richard Harries retired five years ago, but still keeps extremely busy and manages a heavy workload. How does he do it?
Home reporting is not a bed of roses, warns RCR
November 10, 2015 -- Flexible home working can lead to a shift of resources away from radiology departments, and it encourages less contact with colleagues and the de-skilling of radiologists doing predominantly remote reporting, according to the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Limits of teleradiology: A radiologist for each hospital
November 9, 2015 -- Teleradiology is having a huge impact on the global practice of medical imaging. In this interview, Dr. Norbert Hosten, immediate past president of the German Radiological Society, gives a personal view of the current and future status of teleradiology.