Human connection is key to progress in radiology
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - In a medical world moving at ever-increasing speeds and making greater demands, it will require a conscious effort on the part of individual radiologists to create a culture of patient interaction and keep humanity at the forefront of the specialty, RSNA 2019 President Dr. Valerie Jackson said in her opening address.  Discuss
SERAM president gazes into radiology's future
November 28, 2019 -- The radiologist as an "information manager" will coexist with the radiologist as a "carer of the patient" during the era of artificial intelligence. That's the prediction of Dr. Pablo Valdés Solís, president of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM), who is concerned about possible turf wars and continued economic problems.  Discuss
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