Under siege: French cyberattack causes serious disruption
September 13, 2022 -- A ransomware attack on a hospital near Paris is continuing to have a severe impact on all departments' IT systems and web access, particularly imaging. The incident highlights the vulnerability of radiology services to cybercrime and the need for more rigorous cybersecurity measures. Read More
Video from ECR 2022: Candice Whitfield on cybersecurity and PACS
July 15, 2022 -- VIENNA - The Irish healthcare service was hit hard by a huge cybersecurity attack in May 2021, and the impact is still being felt. Informatics specialist Candice Whitfield reflects on the incident and how the imaging community can protect itself. She also discusses her role as a RIS PACS manager and her love of rugby. Read More
German IT group reveals progress on structured reporting
July 4, 2022 -- Structured reporting continues to generate interest, but clinical implementation remains relatively slow across Europe. This Q&A interview with informatics expert Dr. Daniel Pinto dos Santos focuses on how German radiology is approaching this important area. Read More
Keep abreast of market trends that really matter in imaging IT
June 20, 2022 -- Changes abound right now in the evolving world of imaging IT, including artificial intelligence, enterprise imaging, the cloud, advanced visualization, and image sharing. For an update, we spoke with industry expert Amy Thompson. Read More
Cloud-based image exchange via EHR finally helps eliminate CDs
June 13, 2022 -- You heard it here first -- the death knell of the CD as a medium for exchanging images may finally be at hand. A presenter at last week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine described how they implemented cloud-based image exchange built into their electronic health record (EHR). Read More
Dutch unrest grows over profits of software vendors
May 16, 2022 -- A senior Dutch hospital manager has voiced concern about the activities of software companies that reportedly have unclear pricing strategies and are making unreasonable profits. Dr. Maurice van den Bosch, chairman of Amsterdam hospital group OLVG and a former interventional radiologist, said that the discrepancy is unsustainable and the relationship is lopsided. Read More
EJR: Now's the time to get serious about transgender health
April 20, 2022 -- Having more information about the biological sex and gender of patients enables radiologists to improve their care and communication and become patient-oriented physicians, according to new international research posted in the European Journal of Radiology (EJR). Read More
Simple changes can make radiology practice green and sustainable
March 16, 2022 -- Greater collaboration between the medical imaging community and industry is needed in the fight to achieve sustainability. This was the central message of expert speakers at a roundtable session on the "Green Radiology Department" held at ECR Overture on 6 March. Read More
ECR: Beets-Tan admits times are tough but insists future is bright
March 2, 2022 -- The world faces many challenges right now, but the global radiology community must stand close and be more united than ever, European Society of Radiology President Prof. Dr. Regina Beets-Tan told virtual attendees at the opening ceremony of ECR Overture on 2 March. Read More
McCoubrie: Why changing times demand a fresh approach
February 1, 2022 -- Dr. Paul McCoubrie thought he was up to date and doing the right things, but now he realizes he was often getting it wrong -- not just as a radiologist but also as a human being. Several factors have contributed to this slow awakening, he explains in a new column. Read More