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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
Mini-MRI scanner tackles knee injury diagnosis
July 19, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a prototype mini-MRI scanner that fits around a patient's leg. The device may help diagnose knee conditions such as anterior cruciate ligament injuries or be used in local clinics and surgeries to reduce waiting times for MRI scans.  Discuss
Breast MRI can predict positive tumor margins
July 18, 2019 -- Researchers have shown that preoperative breast MRI features such as multifocal disease and a nonmass enhancement lesion can help predict positive or close margins at breast-conserving surgery. They published their findings in the August issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Podcast: Maskell reveals how to stay happy at work
July 17, 2019 -- Radiology departments don't have to be dull, lifeless, and silent places. That's the core philosophy and raison d'etre of Dr. Giles Maskell, who believes that creating the right environment in the workplace can enable staff members to thrive, achieve their potential, and deliver better patient care.  Discuss
What exactly lies behind MRI safety incidents?
July 16, 2019 -- A new analysis of more than 18,000 MRI scans conducted over a year has shown that incident reports are much more common among hospital inpatients, largely due to clinical problems with patients in transit and the lack of identification and information, while most incidents among outpatients are due to booking issues.  Discuss
Austrians show MRI can be safe for implanted devices
July 16, 2019 -- Low-field MRI scans can be safe and of adequate diagnostic quality for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices, according to an Austrian study published on 4 July in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Top trends in health informatics in Europe
July 15, 2019 -- The recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) & Health 2.0 European Conference attracted over 2,600 delegates from 64 countries to Helsinki, and there was a strong focus on healthcare in the Nordic region. Industry analyst Michael Liberty looks at the main take-home messages from the event.  Discuss
Strickland calls for more radiology-led AI assessment
July 12, 2019 -- The medical imaging community must learn how to check product credibility and needs to consider conducting its own studies to evaluate the accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in an effort to halt premature market acceptance, Dr. Nicola Strickland told participants on Thursday at the British Institute of Radiology's webinar, "AI in radiology: The main worries."  Discuss
Was Clarence Dally a radiology martyr or victim?
July 12, 2019 -- Clarence Dally was a trusted assistant of Thomas Edison who helped develop the fluorescent lamp and the x-ray tube. Even when he became aware of the dangers, he continued his work, but eventually died from the effects of radiation. History columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas tells the fascinating story of this x-ray pioneer.  Discuss
Optimum use of cardiac MRI boosts myocarditis detection
July 11, 2019 -- Myocarditis remains underdiagnosed, and lowering the threshold for diagnostic workup with cardiac MRI can help to identify myocarditis early, leading to significant improvements in patient care, according to a joint Swiss-German study published on 3 July in Swiss Medical Weekly.  Discuss
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