Training can boost accuracy of radiographers' reporting July 5, 2016 -- Appropriate training methods for radiographers have a substantial impact on their ability to interpret images accurately, according to research conducted in Singapore and presented at the 2016 U.K. Radiological Congress in Liverpool.
Dublin team assesses cost aspects of staff shortages July 1, 2016 -- Undercapacity in radiology departments is leading to substantial costs for hospitals because imaging delays significantly prolong in-patient length of stay, but the problem can be solved by hiring more staff to run existing equipment for longer, according to researchers from a leading Irish facility.
Support grows for more rigorous training on dose June 28, 2016 -- Fresh evidence of the lack of awareness of radiation protection among medical staff in the Middle East has come from a large new study performed in Saudi Arabia. The research has led to renewed calls for more formal training schemes in the region.
UKRC: Quality system minimizes PACS errors June 15, 2016 -- Errors in imaging studies sent to PACS represent a high clinical risk, and an efficient, effective, and safe system needs to be in place to initiate action, delegates heard at last week's U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC).
Adrian Dixon: Has imaging become too effective? June 8, 2016 -- LIVERPOOL - There is a real danger that imaging has become a victim of its own success by being too effective, resulting in huge increases in workload, reduced clinical acumen, insufficient number of radiologists and radiographers, and too many sequences and images, warned Dr. Adrian Dixon at the U.K. Radiological Congress.
Paralympians pose special set of imaging challenges June 7, 2016 -- Paralympic athletes represent a particular challenge for imaging professionals, because they often have underlying physiological or structural abnormalities that take patient management and care to a new level, according to Dr. Rob Campbell, Paralympic imaging lead at the London 2012 Games.
Debate focuses on how medical physicists improve therapy June 3, 2016 -- When introducing new treatment technologies, medical physicists are faced with a tricky balance between quality and safety. But how can they help improve treatment quality? This question was addressed by Håkan Nyström, PhD, chief physicist at the Skandion Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden.
How the Olympics transformed Sid's life June 1, 2016 -- LONDON - When Dr. Sarath Bethapudi ("Sid" to his friends) turned up at the polyclinic for the London Olympics, he soon realized the world's greatest sporting event was not all glitz and glamour. In this video interview, he reflects on his experiences and his number-crunching role at the 2012 games.
Phil O'Connor: Rio can match London's Olympic success May 31, 2016 -- LONDON - Know your sports, have eyes in the back of your head, and expect the unexpected. That's what it takes to deliver a radiology service at the Olympics, says Dr. Phil O'Connor, imaging lead at London 2012. In this exclusive video interview, he has some tips for the organizers in Rio.
Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit May 31, 2016 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has announced that it is spinning off its Imaging Components business into an independent publicly traded company that will focus on components for x-ray systems.