How to survive the night shift: Leading expert gives on-call tips
March 4, 2021 -- Overnight on-call shifts can cause extreme anxiety for radiologists, but there are ways to navigate them and improve the experience. Dr. Elizabeth Dick of Imperial College in London gave her top tips at a special trainees' session on 3 March at ECR 2021. Read More
Tribunal gives reprieve to radiologist after drinking session
January 4, 2021 -- Dr. Mathias Gruber, the German-trained radiologist who was dismissed after drinking the night before he reported for a shift at a U.K. hospital, will remain on the medical register following a five-day investigation, according to a report posted on 28 December by the Peterborough Telegraph newspaper. Read More
U.K. report puts focus on getting it right first time
November 12, 2020 -- A group of senior U.K. radiologists has unveiled a report called Getting It Right First Time. Among its recommendations are the creation of 18 imaging networks, dedicated facilities for interventional radiology day-case patients, national protocols for imaging common conditions, and real-time demand management tools for diagnostic and interventional workflows. Read More
UAE team spells out how to fill AI knowledge gap
November 11, 2020 -- The artificial intelligence (AI) knowledge gap can only be filled by more collaboration between educational institutes and professional bodies to develop structured training programs for radiologists and radiographers, according to researchers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 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
Breast specialists must anticipate 2nd COVID-19 wave
September 15, 2020 -- It's likely that there will be a second wave of COVID-19 illness going into the autumn and winter, and breast imaging specialists must continue to be proactive in planning for it, according to a report published on 1 September in the European Journal of Radiology Open. Read More
Pandemic causes major change in x-ray equipment market
June 22, 2020 -- Chest x-ray examinations have become important for diagnosing and tracking the progression of late-stage COVID-19, and this promises to shake up the global market for radiography and fluoroscopy systems, writes analyst Imogen Fitt. Read More
How medical imaging can adapt to life after COVID-19
May 11, 2020 -- As the COVID-19 crisis recedes, radiology departments will return to normal operations. But the transition will not be as easy as flipping a switch, and they will have to balance clinical assessment, ethical judgment, and logistical planning, write Irish and U.S. authors. Read More
Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research. Read More
Dutch unveil new data on claims against radiology
February 18, 2020 -- Breast and musculoskeletal imaging accounted for over a third of legal allegations made against radiologists and trainees over the past decade, but the total number of cases remains low, according to Dutch figures published online on 17 February by European Radiology. Read More