HIMSS cancels 2020 conference
March 5, 2020 -- Just days away from the start of its annual conference, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced on 5 March that the meeting in Orlando, Florida, would be canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.  Discuss
Siemens pulls out of all trade shows in March
March 5, 2020 -- Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus have prompted Siemens Healthineers to withdraw from all trade shows during March, including next week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting. The move follows the postponement of ECR 2020.  Discuss
Is teleradiology's growth sustainable beyond 2020?
March 3, 2020 -- Teleradiology services are thriving across the globe, but particularly in the U.K. and Ireland. Market analyst Arun Gill looks at the forces driving this expansion and assesses the key players and the opportunity offered to vendors by artificial intelligence.  Discuss
Women dominate in 2020 EuroMinnies awards
February 25, 2020 -- Women have dominated the 2020 EuroMinnies award scheme, collecting the prizes for Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Radiology Rising Star, and Scientific Paper of the Year. Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Sweden have provided the winners in these four categories.  Discuss
PACS servers remain vulnerable in parts of Europe
January 20, 2020 -- Hospitals across Europe are continuing to leak tens of thousands of medical images into the public domain every week, and Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland are among the countries that still have unprotected PACS servers, new analysis from Germany has found.  Discuss
Structured reporting yields clearer radiology reports
January 9, 2020 -- Structured reporting enables radiologists to produce reports that are more standardized and easier to understand by referring physicians than those produced in traditional prose style, according to researchers from University Hospital Basel in Switzerland.  Discuss
Instagram can help radiology thrive in social media era
January 8, 2020 -- Radiology staff members at a general hospital in Spain have discovered that Instagram has enormous potential to raise their profile and make their work more visible in healthcare. The social networking platform can also serve as a valuable teaching and communication tool.  Discuss
Hitachi approves plan to sell medical division to Fujifilm
December 19, 2019 -- The directors of Japanese firm Hitachi have supported the sale of its Hitachi Medical division to Fujifilm. The acquisition means two second-tier medical imaging vendors will join forces to create a global business that can compete with the largest multimodality companies.  Discuss
10 golden rules when sharing patient info by email
December 12, 2019 -- Electronic systems make it quick and easy to transfer patient data and images, but it's vital to ensure sensitive information remains secure. In a new report about patient confidentiality, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists gives 10 simple email rules to follow.  Discuss
Sosna: Love your profession, be more visible in era of AI
December 11, 2019 -- Imaging specialists need to love their profession more and promote visibility and understanding of radiology's role so the importance of the discipline is appreciated fully by medical colleagues and patients in the era of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Prof. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israel Radiological Association.  Discuss