Quality: How teleradiology firms can make a difference
November 15, 2017 -- Around 40% of radiologists in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) are not having their reporting checked, and this is one of the greatest weaknesses of NHS radiology when it comes to quality, a leading teleradiologist told delegates at this month's British Institute of Radiology annual congress.  Discuss
BIR: How machine learning can cut false positives
November 7, 2017 -- LONDON - Deep artificial neural networks show comparable sensitivity versus radiologists, and they have great future potential to reduce false positives and patient distress in mammography, a Swiss researcher said on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
Is medical imaging data ready for artificial intelligence?
October 31, 2017 -- Unless you've been shut in a darkened room, you'll have heard about the incoming tsunami of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, writes Dr. Hugh Harvey in a special column. But he fears the imaging AI landscape is like the Wild West, and it badly needs a sheriff in town.  Discuss
QA system enhances radiologist peer review in Russia
October 19, 2017 -- A regional radiology quality assurance (QA) system that features peer review by remote experts has improved the process of monitoring the performance of radiologists at government clinics in Moscow. Plus it's lowered imaging cases with discrepancies.  Discuss
Cybersecurity: A time bomb for European radiology
October 18, 2017 -- Five months on from the crippling impact of the WannaCry cyberattack that affected one-fifth of U.K. hospitals and many other health providers across Europe, market analyst Stephen Holloway revisits cybersecurity. Where do we stand today? What should be done to limit risk?  Discuss
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss
Schönberg: Spirit of innovation must continue unbroken
October 6, 2017 -- The new president of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), Dr. Stefan Schönberg, reflects on the changes taking place in the fast-moving world of medical imaging and shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead.  Discuss
When Irish eyes are not smiling
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists are falling short when it comes to taking care of their own eyes, Irish researchers have found. Too few of them take adequate breaks, have regular eye tests, and wear protective goggles for fluoroscopy examinations.  Discuss
Painting the floors white
September 13, 2017 -- Dirty cups and a cluttered desk don't reflect well on an individual's competence and hygiene standards. And it's also demoralizing for everyone, Dr. Paul McCoubrie warns. He's convinced simple changes can boost productivity and quality.  Discuss
PACS upgrades can be a rocky road
September 12, 2017 -- Radiologists need to be early birds for optimal PACS upgrades, and this means voicing their frustrations with the current systems, getting a headstart, and communicating directly with suppliers in person rather than leaving it to managers, according to an experienced practitioner.  Discuss