Why radiology needs face-to-face contact
October 8, 2020 -- Radiology is best provided as a social (and sociable) enterprise involving frequent interactions with colleagues to request second opinions, discuss cases, provide feedback, etc. Much of that can be done without face-to-face contact, but only really if strong relationships already exist, writes Dr. Giles Maskell.  Discuss
Space, the final frontier: France embarks on new mission
October 6, 2020 -- The French society of radiology and the country's national center for space exploration have signed a partnership, delegates learned at the French national radiology congress on 4 October. The aim is to develop imaging solutions to be sent on space flights and to collaborate on image collection and optimization, teleradiology, and training of astronauts.  Discuss
How to deal with a midlife crisis
September 29, 2020 -- Everybody suffers from a career dip during their working life, and the solution is not to go out and buy a motorbike, sports car, and skinny jeans and loafers, says regular columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie. He has some practical advice on how to keep going in the middle years.  Discuss
Imaging group extends telework ahead of 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 11, 2020 -- Extending telework to nonmedical areas of the radiology department during the COVID-19 crisis can significantly help protect staff and patients, while ensuring productivity and associated cost savings, according to Spanish researchers.  Discuss
Pandemic leads to surge of interest in informatics
June 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden increase in data sharing, multicenter image data collection, online data annotation, deep learning, and the building of large repositories, according to informatics expert Peter van Ooijen, PhD, who calls for more consideration of these topics in radiology training.  Discuss
ESR issues statement on future of congresses
May 20, 2020 -- Online conferences must find new ways to allow discussions involving remote participants during all sessions to create the sense of community and collective learning felt at onsite events, according to a statement issued on 16 May by the European Society of Radiology (ESR).  Discuss
COVID-19 crisis shows limits of GDPR, Ranschaert warns
May 7, 2020 -- The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the limits of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and shown that the EU is not ready to make full use of artificial intelligence, according to informatics expert Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD.  Discuss
AI's clinical integration slow but will occur, Chang predicts
May 4, 2020 -- The clinical implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) may take longer than expected, but it will happen as departments focus on getting IT infrastructure in place, Dr. Paul Chang explained at AuntMinnie.com's 2020 Virtual Conference on 30 April.  Discuss
Home working by radiologists becomes the new norm
April 29, 2020 -- Many radiologists are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how can this be done more efficiently? Dr. Mattias Mjöman, a radiologist at Region Skåne, has described how he's changed his daily work routine.  Discuss
Hard truths from COVID-19 front line in Paris
April 16, 2020 -- What's it really like working in a dedicated COVID-19 imaging facility? Radiologist Dr. Robert Lavayssière describes conditions at a hospital near Paris that has faced a tsunami of cases over the past month. He gives details of four clinical cases and praises staff members for their response.  Discuss