RTF: Job prospects rest on specialization, mobility November 19, 2014 -- Trainee and newly qualified radiologists have nothing to fear for the future if they subspecialize, invest in themselves, and are willing to travel more to find work. That's the view of Dr. Viola Koen, chair of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF).
Constant change characterizes RSNA's first 100 years November 14, 2014 -- This month sees the 100th RSNA meeting, but the pace of change has been particularly rapid during the past three decades. Today's industrial landscape is entirely different, radiology has gone digital and global, and the leading modalities have developed and matured.
Norwegians take the treadmill test at work November 12, 2014 -- Determined to boost their energy levels at work, Norwegian radiologists have installed two treadmills and other exercise equipment in a dedicated reading room. Other Europeans also are jumping on the fitness bandwagon.
Germans shed light on image transfers in trauma cases October 29, 2014 -- Researchers from Muenster, Germany, have shown that a centralized DICOM exchange system is feasible, but they also found software must be operated intuitively and should not be restricted to a closed circle of users. Also, temporary accounts are vital to boost user acceptance.
Make peer feedback part of your PACS, urges RCR October 29, 2014 -- All radiology information systems should have a package that allows peer feedback on reports in a timely fashion, and new RIS/PACS must include an integrated quality assurance module or provide a facility for electronic integration to a bespoke system, says the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
BridgeHead introduces HealthStore October 29, 2014 -- BridgeHead Software has introduced BridgeHead HealthStore, an independent clinical archive for long-term storage, protection, and sharing of hospital data.
GE wins French cloud imaging platform contract October 23, 2014 -- GE Healthcare has been chosen by the Medical Imaging Antilles-Guyane purchasing group in France to lead a consortium that will develop cloud imaging platforms between physicians in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guyana.
JFR: New survey reveals wide discrepancies in teleradiology October 17, 2014 -- A survey presented on 18 October at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) reveals massive gaps between trainees' desire for involvement in teleradiology and knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements. Lead author Dr. Nadya Pyatigorskaya calls for better training.
Carestream finalizes French public sector contract October 17, 2014 -- France's national procurement agency, the Union des Groupements d'Achat Public (UGAP), has selected Carestream Health to supply a range of radiology and IT solutions to the country's hospitals.