Errors by locum radiologists ignite fierce debate in Ireland
May 1, 2015 -- Thousands of x-rays and other scans have been reviewed and hundreds of patients recalled after errors were discovered in the work of three locum radiologists, according to the Irish Times. But a senior radiologist in Dublin is questioning some aspects of the report.
Treatment images highlight dose changes
May 1, 2015 -- Researchers from Munich have worked out how to reveal the dosimetric impact of changes on intensity-modulated x-ray and proton therapy, and are promoting awareness of dosimetric consequences in staff involved in treatment plan creation or irradiation.
Safety-net hospital lifts the lid on child abuse
April 29, 2015 -- Fresh data about suspected cases of abuse show that about a quarter of children evaluated at an inner city hospital by means of a skeletal survey with radiography were found to be the victims of abuse. Furthermore, of the abused children, around 39% had skeletal trauma and 61% did not.
Radiation dose issues climb agenda in Middle East
April 22, 2015 -- New research from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reveals how the region is targeting ever-optimized dosage in imaging and how dose awareness is becoming of greater importance within the radiological community.
ECR 2015: 5 free radiology apps for your smartphone
April 1, 2015 -- A researcher from France has developed five mobile applications that are available for free on Google Play and are designed for use in daily practice to provide efficiency gains for radiologists and improve the accuracy of reports. Details were presented at ECR 2015 and the apps have already been downloaded over 8,000 times.
Famous Dutch researcher makes switch to U.K.
March 20, 2015 -- This month the well-known researcher and medical physicist, Marcel van Herk, PhD, is moving from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to the Christie Hospital in the U.K. He reflects on the relocation, as well as the host of changes he has witnessed in the world of imaging.
Europeans choose combined x-ray over single units
March 16, 2015 -- X-ray equipment has traditionally had dedicated systems for specific exams. In 2014, the European market shifted toward having one combined system that can be used for multiple exams. Cost is one of the main drivers behind this trend.
Why we must recognize the real Marie Curie
February 24, 2015 -- During this month of Oscar hype and hysteria, columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas has watched a production in London's West End that sheds new light on the character and personality of Marie Curie and is well worth seeing.
U.K. issues new advice on intravascular contrast
February 20, 2015 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published recommendations for the safe use of intravascular contrast agents. The 22-page document can be downloaded for free and includes practical information about use of contrast in at-risk patients and the treatment of reactions.
Adrian Dixon: Team spirit's the key to success
February 17, 2015 -- LONDON - Building and maintaining team spirit must be an urgent priority for the global imaging community, said Dr. Adrian Dixon in a special lecture to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists.