Radiation knowledge gaps; Europe acts on child abuse; define HL7 ORM for IT success

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The global medical imaging community has made a huge effort to curb radiation dose over the past few years, but there still seems to be substantial knowledge gaps when it comes to awareness of dose and cancer risk among radiology staff, particularly radiographers.

The results of a new survey published online on Friday by Insights into Imaging confirm that a lot of work needs to be done. Go to our Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

The diagnosis of child abuse is problematic because there is no external gold standard, and it can be dangerous to rely on the history given by carers. Responding to this need, the European Society of Pediatric Radiology has adopted the U.K. guidelines for determining the best imaging strategy in suspected cases of nonaccidental injury in children. To read more, click here.

Dr. Neelam Dugar's series of articles about PACS replacement have proved very popular during the past year. Her latest column is about order response messages, which are used to transmit electronic requests and scheduling information between ordercomms, RIS, and PACS. Find out more here.

The prestigious Royal College of Radiologists' FRCR examination continues to attract many applicants, including those from the Middle East and Asia. To assist candidates, the British Institute of Radiology has released a mobile app that provides 75 questions and answers for each of the six modules. Visit our Healthcare Informatics Community, or click here.

The 100th annual RSNA meeting begins in Chicago on Sunday, and important research from Europe will be presented there about a tumor analysis tool that's being applied to MR and CT images to predict the aggressiveness and prognosis of cancers throughout the body. Get the story here, and for in-depth live coverage from the congress, make sure you visit the RADCast @ RSNA of our sister site, AuntMinnie.com.

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