Vorwerk: Don't be afraid of the future
July 24, 2017 -- Will computers replace radiologists? Absolutely not, says Dr. Dierk Vorwerk, German Radiological Society deputy president. In a wide-ranging interview, he elaborates on the country's new expert network and speaks about machine learning's future impact.  Discuss
Phone interruptions remain blight on daily happiness
July 18, 2017 -- Both radiologists and referrers are far too acceptant of and reliant on telephone interruptions as part of their workflow, a new U.K. study has found. What's more, the benefits of electronic order systems are not being realized, and change management is required in this area.  Discuss
Radiologists must go global with Twitter
July 5, 2017 -- Twitter is becoming an invaluable platform for radiologists, and after a slow start, European radiologists are embracing the platform. Dr. María Jesús Díaz Candamio and Dr. Erik Ranschaert offer a variety of reasons why Europeans should start tweeting -- even if they aren't doing it in English.  Discuss
Giles Maskell: How to avoid errors in radiology
July 4, 2017 -- There is a great deal more work to be done to understand why radiologists make mistakes, specifically due to perceptual and cognitive functions, according to former U.K. Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Giles Maskell. But enough is already known to devise approaches to prevention.  Discuss
French group announces 9-point plan of action
June 29, 2017 -- France's national union of private radiologists (Fédération Nationale des Médecins Radiologues, FNMR) unveiled its new independent medical imaging project. The plan lists nine major areas on which urgent action is necessary, said FMNR President Dr. Jean-Philippe Masson.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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).  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss