Don't become the recluses of medicine, Brady urges
February 12, 2021 -- There's a real danger the growth of artificial intelligence and the new working practices necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to "the vanishing radiologist" becoming a reality, Dr. Adrian Brady has warned in a hard-hitting opinion piece. Read More
Why can PACS still be both a miracle and a misery?
February 11, 2021 -- PACS developers have paid insufficient attention to the ergonomics and configurability of the interface and how a user will interact with the impressive underlying system architecture, Dr. Chris Hammond writes. Read More
Teleradiology sector provides clear ray of hope in COVID-19 era
February 8, 2021 -- How is teleradiology faring in the pandemic? How is artificial intelligence shaping the market? How do the major players compare and what does the future hold? Analyst Arun Gill gives some answers. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More