Belgian team develops novel way to assess fatigue
January 12, 2021 -- A research group from Belgium has successfully tested a nonintrusive technique to objectively measure the tiredness levels of radiologists. Their ultimate goal is to improve fatigue detection algorithms and make them more reliable.  Discuss
Teleconsultations and rating sites aren't all good news
December 16, 2020 -- The use of video consultations between doctors and patients, as well as commercial directories and doctor review sites, has exploded this year. They change some essential aspects of medical and human relationships, writes the Maverinck.  Discuss
Involve medical students in reporting, Swiss team urges
December 1, 2020 -- Integrating medical students into the radiology reading room can have major long-term benefits, and the accuracy of medical students' reports is only slightly inferior to that of first-year residents, Swiss researchers have reported at the virtual RSNA 2020 meeting.  Discuss
RIS firms must give more support to radiology, urges RCR
November 5, 2020 -- Tech companies -- particularly radiology information system (RIS) providers -- must improve data presentation for radiologists so they can put their case better to management about the significant workforce shortages facing the specialty, according to a new report from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).  Discuss
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