Antoch spells out how radiology can thrive beyond 2020
November 20, 2019 -- Radiologists can only ensure their future success if they work together, learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and radiomics, and obtain reliable data to validate, standardize, and certify potential AI applications. That's the view of Prof. Gerald Antoch, president of the German Röntgen Society.  Discuss
Germany leads in new survey of burnout in radiology
November 6, 2019 -- Burnout has reached "crisis levels" in Germany among radiographers and imaging directors, according to a new survey of job satisfaction in four developed countries. In fact, 97% of respondents from Germany reported either "moderate" or "high" burnout levels -- a much higher rate than in other nations.  Discuss
Interventional radiology: How many to make a team?
November 4, 2019 -- How many qualified interventional radiologists does a hospital really need on its payroll to deliver a comprehensive service for patients? In a new 22-page document, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has provided some much-needed answers.  Discuss
6 tips on how to excel at MDT meetings
October 30, 2019 -- There's a relentless increase in time taken up with multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, but what can you do to get your voice heard, collaborate more effectively, and ensure a positive outcome? Dr. Giles Maskell, a former president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, shares his experiences.  Discuss
U.K. radiology tackles stress and harassment
October 23, 2019 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is set to roll out a support and well-being initiative to its members and fellows -- which include 8,500 radiologists -- in a bid to reduce pressure in the workplace that may result in bullying. The strategy will pivot on tools tailored to specific needs, to be created by the RCR.  Discuss
JFR: How to fight fear of peer review
October 16, 2019 -- More must be done to make peer review systematic and better integrated into workflow, delegates heard at the recent French national radiology congress (JFR). Furthermore, many French radiologists may fear review but unwittingly are doing it anyway, resulting in wide variation.  Discuss
Radiographers: Don't be the anonymous lead apron
September 20, 2019 -- Radiographers must do more to get their faces and names known by attending a wide range of hospital meetings, using social media more effectively, and taking other steps to raise their profile if they're to avoid being the anonymous lead apron in the room, attendees learned at a webinar organized by the British Institute of Radiology on 16 September.  Discuss
What's gone wrong at the Karolinska?
August 7, 2019 -- Regular articles continue to appear in Swedish newspapers about the huge building and corruption scandal at the New Karolinska Hospital. Many doctors are leaving, patients are suffering, and some observers think the scandal is so large that it can never be thoroughly investigated. The Maverinck tells the story.  Discuss
Parizel: Belgium is world leader in needless exams
July 24, 2019 -- Compared with the rest of Europe, Belgium is a world leader in unnecessary medical examinations due to poor indications, Prof. Paul Parizel, PhD, has told Knack, the Belgian weekly news magazine. Also, there is a risk that radiology is becoming too much about business, he said in the article posted on 23 July.  Discuss
Act now on handling of serious findings, urges new report
July 19, 2019 -- A government-funded, independent U.K. healthcare agency has published detailed recommendations about how to improve the handling of serious unexpected findings on patient scans by hospital staff. The Royal College of Radiologists has endorsed the report.  Discuss