PACS strikes a resonant chord in Liverpool
April 20, 2015 -- A health IT project conceived in Liverpool, U.K., that allows sharing of a pool of radiology trainees working in a call center to cover multiple departments is showing initial signs of success.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 20, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
PACS lies at digital heart of the new Karolinska
April 15, 2015 -- The name Karolinska is synonymous with the Nobel Prizes, but the rebuilt university hospital in Stockholm now looks set to become a futuristic model and shining example of PACS development and deployment. We interviewed the head of radiology, Dr. Anders Wennerberg, PhD, about the project.
Teleradiology platform use expands in networks
March 31, 2015 -- The working patterns of radiologists have undergone enormous change. Remote or homeworking is gaining acceptance, but some observers think radiologists must be located within radiology departments to support radiographers, says Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 18, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Top 5 trends from ECR 2015 in Vienna
March 18, 2015 -- As the dust begins to settle on ECR 2015, now is a great time to reflect on the meeting and identify its major trends. Central themes at the congress included the unification of European radiology, teleradiology and outsourcing, radiation dose monitoring, digital breast tomosynthesis, and hybrid imaging.
French, Italian radiology residents tend to like teleradiology
March 13, 2015 -- While they do have some concerns over the use of teleradiology, French and Italian radiology residents generally have favorable views of the practice and believe teleradiology use will continue to increase, according to research presented at ECR 2015 in Vienna.
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems
March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.
Interview with new ESR president: Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach
March 11, 2015 -- The incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) president, Dr. Lluís Donoso Bach, PhD, from Barcelona, Spain, discusses his priorities for the year ahead, the threats facing radiology, and e-health, as well as the other issues on the society's agenda.
Italian radiologists hold favorable view of teleradiology
March 8, 2015 -- VIENNA - Although they often have concerns about its potential impact on their practice, Italian radiologists still typically have a positive view of teleradiology and believe it has a bright future, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2015.