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U.K. report criticizes equipment purchasing at NHS trusts
March 31, 2011 -- The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) is leaving trusts to their own devices, literally and figuratively, when it comes to purchasing medical imaging equipment, according to a report published by the National Audit Office on 30 March.  Discuss
Speech recognition errors surprise Canadian breast facility
March 30, 2011 -- When radiologists use speech recognition technology to create reports and then do their own editing, report turnaround times in an imaging department often improve dramatically. But the trade-off for speed of delivery can be an increased error rate, as indicated in a study from the 2011 ECR.  Discuss
Coded reports triage strengthens radiologists' clinical role
March 30, 2011 -- Failure to communicate significant abnormal findings to clinicians can have life-threatening consequences for patients. Radiologists at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae University Hospital have implemented a system for making results' urgency easily understood at first glance.  Discuss
Efficient home working for radiologists: Myth or reality?
March 29, 2011 -- BRUSSELS - Tired of rush-hour traffic jams on the heavily congested ring road, radiologists in Brussels are pioneering the concept of carrying out reporting from their homes. But the switch is not as simple as you may think.  Discuss
Men need imaging for breast cancer evaluation
March 29, 2011 -- Since clinical examination isn't sensitive enough to detect male breast cancer, men need to receive imaging tests for evaluation of suspected breast disease, according to researchers from Cambridge University Hospital in Cambridge, U.K.  Discuss
Bring young people into radiology with recruitment, retention
March 28, 2011 -- With radiology playing an increasing role in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of various maladies and diseases, the demand for qualified radiologists in Europe is expected to continue throughout this decade.  Discuss
Norwegian radiologists face increasing uncertainty, disruption
March 25, 2011 -- Unrest is growing among radiologists and other healthcare professionals over drastic restructuring measures that are having a substantial impact on clinical practice in Norway.  Discuss
Study enhances radiographers' role in colon cancer screening
March 24, 2011 -- A virtual training scheme designed to teach radiographers how to interpret CT colonography exams is showing some signs of success. This provides further evidence that involving radiographers in colorectal cancer screening may allow double reading and lead to substantial cost savings.  Discuss
Signs of 'animals in the brain' can signal disease conditions
March 24, 2011 -- The sudden appearance of animals in radiology images is not the result of eye fatigue, but may be an easily recognizable, and highly memorable, sign of disease to be reported. That's the view of researchers in an award-winning study presented at ECR 2011.  Discuss
Mammography image quality tied to radiation dose
March 23, 2011 -- In mammography, lower radiation dose isn't just better for the patient. It also produces the best images, according to research from the University College Dublin in the Republic of Ireland that was presented at the European Congress of Radiology earlier this month.  Discuss
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