Ever fancied working in Bermuda? George Ringer did it for 31 years
July 6, 2021 -- Dr. Adrian "George" Ringer was a lively and unconventional character who spent most of his working life in Bermuda. History expert Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the story of the Englishman who helped transform radiology on the Caribbean island. Read More
Report: Huge shortfall of pediatric radiologists puts lives at risk
June 29, 2021 -- Widespread shortages of pediatric radiologists are contributing to the misdiagnosis of child abuse, according to a report posted on 27 June by a U.K. national newspaper. The two main issues are the availability of pediatric radiologists and a lack of experts willing to give testimony in court, says Dr. Owen Arthurs of London's Great Ormond Street. Read More
Has COVID-19 changed children's imaging forever?
June 14, 2021 -- Toys, distraction aids, and themed decorations in waiting areas are no longer used to calm anxious patients before a scan at Nottingham Children's Hospital, and personal protective equipment has resulted in far fewer smiles, according to a presentation at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress. Read More
How to find the winning formula in sports imaging
June 10, 2021 -- What personal qualities and skills does a sports radiologist need? On the eve of the Euros, a leading U.K. specialist gives a masterclass in sports radiology and outlines how best to diagnose injuries in elite athletes. Read More
Simple steps can markedly improve x-ray for spinal surgery
June 9, 2021 -- Novel research has shown that a basic technique providing three-point support for scoliosis patients during slot-scanning digital radiography works well for evaluating them prior to spinal fusion surgery. Investigators illustrated the method on 1 June in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Top tips on how to recognize and report vertebral fractures
June 1, 2021 -- Vertebral fragility fractures (VFFs) are often present on imaging but are rarely reported, and this can have a major impact on patient morbidity and quality of life. The U.K. has issued new advice in this area that includes 12 main recommendations. Read More
U.K. study highlights limitations of lumbar spine x-ray
May 26, 2021 -- In a large group of women in England, researchers found no associations between reported levels of disability due to lower back pain and lumbar segment degeneration, the presence of bone spurs, and disk space narrowing observed on spine x-rays. Their study appeared on 20 May in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Wide-scale disruption continues in Ireland after cyberattack
May 20, 2021 -- Radiology service providers across Ireland are still facing major difficulties in the wake of last Friday's ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of many computer systems. There are now media reports of the hackers posting patient data online to bolster their demands for a $20 million ransom. Read More
The curtain falls on Europe's era of independent practitioners
May 18, 2021 -- The infrastructure of radiology is changing rapidly and a new landscape is emerging. The single, independent "universal" imaging specialist is becoming a thing of the past. What factors lie behind this major trend? The Maverinck investigates. Read More
Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown
May 17, 2021 -- Radiologists across Ireland are battling hard to deliver services to patients after a ransomware attack led to the closure of many computer systems on Friday. The major disruption looks set to last for several days. Read More