Strickland on film: Part 1 -- PACS lessons & the Hammersmith
February 10, 2016 -- London's Hammersmith Hospital was a PACS pioneer when it went filmless 20 years ago. What lessons have been learned? Dr. Nicola Strickland, who has worked on the project from the outset, provides answers in part one of this video series.
Holoxica wins funding for video display project
February 10, 2016 -- Holographic imaging firm Holoxica has received 1.3 million euros from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises initiative to develop a holographic video display for medical scanners.
Structured reports boost surgeon satisfaction, plans
February 3, 2016 -- Structured reports of shoulder MRI studies tend to be more comprehensive and relevant than traditional free-text reports, and surgeons appreciate those benefits for expeditious clinical decision-making and surgical planning, German researchers have reported.
Fraunhofer MEVIS eyes deep learning for medical imaging
February 3, 2016 -- The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) in Germany is teaming with Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on a project that will deploy deep-learning computer algorithms to improve the accuracy of computer-generated diagnoses.
Electronic health records market to reach $24B by 2020
January 28, 2016 -- The global market for electronic health records will reach $24 billion by the end of 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.4% per year, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research.
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.
Standardized documents lie at heart of good management
January 25, 2016 -- Detailed, standardized service documentation is essential to the effective management of radiology departments. Dr. Mathias Cohnen, from Neuss in Germany, explains about the form this documentation should take if it is to achieve full transparency.
Children's hospital in London launches new referral app
January 25, 2016 -- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London recently announced the launch of GOSH Global, a free-to-download app that allows healthcare professionals to access a database of clinical specialties and consultants available at the hospital, as well as instantly refer a patient for treatment.
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.
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.