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Does reporting speed matter when it comes to errors?
September 29, 2020 -- Reporting speed appears to play less of a role in causing radiological errors than other human and technical factors, according to a new two-year study from a London teaching hospital. The findings were presented to RCR Digital 2020, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists' (RCR) online learning program that runs from 21 September to 9 October.  Discuss
How to deal with a midlife crisis
September 29, 2020 -- Everybody suffers from a career dip during their working life, and the solution is not to go out and buy a motorbike, sports car, and skinny jeans and loafers, says regular columnist Dr. Paul McCoubrie. He has some practical advice on how to keep going in the middle years.  Discuss
COVID-19 papers: Publish fast, even if it's trash
September 29, 2020 -- In the mad rush of the COVID-19 rat race to become the first to publish "important" scientific or research results, even respected peer-reviewed journals have accepted articles without a proper review, the Maverinck writes in a new column. Pointless papers have become a serious problem, he says.  Discuss
French-speaking world gets set for 6-channel JFR
September 28, 2020 -- Predictive imaging, lung cancer screening, and the so-called patient experience will be central themes at the annual congress for the French-speaking radiological community, the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR). The event will take place between 2 and 5 October via six live-streaming channels.  Discuss
How AI can help boost efficiency and cut stress
September 25, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) enables medical imaging staff to navigate the future in various ways, including raising efficiency, speeding up examination times, and improving workflow, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel. Don't miss part 2 of our coverage of his talk at the AuntMinnie.com Fall 2020 Virtual Conference.  Discuss
U.K. team shows stroke scans can reveal COVID-19 infection
September 24, 2020 -- Researchers from a top London facility have highlighted a simple COVID-19 imaging biomarker obtained from CT angiography lung apices: the presence of ground-glass opacification. Their findings may have major implications for management of patients with suspected stroke.  Discuss
Pandemic leads to more fatigue and burnout, Siegel warns
September 24, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created new challenges for imaging but also exacerbated some existing ones, such as fatigue, stress, and burnout, informatics expert Dr. Eliot Siegel told AuntMinnie.com Fall 2020 Virtual Conference attendees on 22 September.  Discuss
600+ km trek across the Himalayas for cancer therapy
September 23, 2020 -- It takes on average 18 hours by bus for patients to reach the cancer hospital in Nepal, and many of them travel over 600 km. Now the pandemic has made it even more difficult to get treatment, writes Tirthraj Adhikari, a medical physicist trained in Italy. He gives a personal account of the challenges faced by patients and staff.  Discuss
50 years of CT scanning approaches
September 22, 2020 -- A widely held view is that the profits from the Beatles funded early research into the CT scanner, but this is an urban legend and there is no evidence for it, writes radiology's history buff Dr. Adrian Thomas. As CT's 50th anniversary looms large, he tells the story of the modality's origins.  Discuss
German team pioneers silicon ultrasound detectors
September 22, 2020 -- Researchers from Munich have developed a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector using a computer chip that can confine light in dimensions not seen by the human eye. As a result, it can visualize features much smaller than modern ultrasound systems can.  Discuss
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