Survey: Burnout makes patient safety incidents twice as likely
September 21, 2022 -- Burnout makes patient safety incidents twice as likely to occur, and clinicians experiencing burnout are four times more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs. Those are two of the key findings from a new U.K. analysis. Read More
Radiographers can add value in double reading of mammography
September 15, 2022 -- In countries with workforce constraints, could radiographers help with double reading of mammograms? Researchers from Nottingham, U.K., believe they can, and say their results support the use of physician extenders for breast screening. Read More
Radiology educators split on how pandemic affected student learning
September 2, 2022 -- The jury is out on whether the COVID-19 pandemic affected radiology education positively or negatively. But at the very least, students may be learning how to be more resilient, according to a study published on 18 August in Radiography. Read More
Do referring clinicians consider radiation risk when ordering CT?
August 16, 2022 -- More referring clinicians than anticipated take radiation risk into account when they order CT scans for their patients, it seems. That's a key finding of a new global survey led by the highly respected Madan Rehani, PhD. Read More
Vilgrain pinpoints 7 'soft skills' radiologists must have
July 25, 2022 -- Radiologists are extremely diligent about developing technical skills for their profession, but they may need to work harder cultivating "soft skills" such as good patient communication. That's the view of Prof. Valérie Vilgrain from Paris. Read More
ECR: What was COVID's impact on staff's stress levels?
July 17, 2022 -- VIENNA - The phenomenon of burnout among radiology staff isn't new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra dimension to it. That's the key finding of two presentations delivered on 15 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: Research sheds light on COVID's impact on CT dose
July 16, 2022 -- VIENNA - Did the increased use of chest CT during the COVID-19 pandemic boost radiation exposure for either radiographers or patients? Surprisingly, it appears not, according to results from two small studies presented on 15 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: What's the truth about interpretation errors?
July 15, 2022 -- VIENNA - Errors or missed findings on radiology exams are a reality, with some estimates putting their daily incidence at 3% to 5%, Dr. Adrian Brady, first vice-president of the European Society of Radiology, told ECR 2022 attendees on 14 July. Read More
ECR: U.S. expert urges annual breast screening starting at 40
July 14, 2022 -- VIENNA - U.S. research shows that annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40 is the most effective way to reduce mortality from the disease, according to a presentation delivered on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: How has COVID affected cancer screening programs in Europe?
July 13, 2022 -- VIENNA - The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected how healthcare was delivered in Europe, and oncology screening programs were not immune from its impact, according to a panel of experts that convened on 13 July at ECR 2022. Read More