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Hospital staff injured in MRI accident in Sweden
October 24, 2019 -- Officials at a Swedish hospital have confirmed that a hospital staff member was seriously injured and two security guards sustained minor injuries in an accident on Wednesday involving a mobile MRI scanner.  Discuss
The remarkable life of Dr. Helmut Diefenthal
October 24, 2019 -- The world lost an incredible humanitarian when Dr. Helmut Diefenthal died earlier this year. He spent much of his life in Tanzania along with his wife, Rotraut Garstka, where they built up the radiology department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. Read more about this inspiring duo in a column from Dr. Adrian Thomas.  Discuss
U.K. radiology tackles stress and harassment
October 23, 2019 -- The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is set to roll out a support and well-being initiative to its members and fellows -- which include 8,500 radiologists -- in a bid to reduce pressure in the workplace that may result in bullying. The strategy will pivot on tools tailored to specific needs, to be created by the RCR.  Discuss
Dose management culture boosts clinical excellence
October 22, 2019 -- Collecting the data from dose tracking software can help optimize and further reduce dose, but resources and a European effort must help raise awareness, a leading medical physicist said at the recent European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI targets timely tumor differentiation
October 21, 2019 -- With greater use of cross-sectional imaging, many more renal masses are detected in routine practice. Accurate and early characterization of these masses with multiparametric MRI could soon be pivotal in patient management. New protocols are now gaining ground, but clinical validation is ongoing, according to Dr. Nicolas Grenier.  Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 21, 2019 -- Does the rapid growth of electronic medical records (EMRs) mean that specialist software like PACS is heading toward extinction? Not so fast, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research. Hospitals are finding there is still a role for imaging IT, despite EMRs' rise to prominence.  Discuss
Utrecht showcases flagship AI infrastructure
October 18, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure developed at the Utrecht University Medical Center has enabled easier deployment of AI algorithms and enhanced workflow in daily routine practice, according to a presentation at the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics annual meeting in Valencia, Spain.  Discuss
Review of England screening programs seeks broad change
October 17, 2019 -- An independent review of adult screening programs in England -- including the country's breast cancer program -- has called for sweeping reform, including a new governance model and the replacement of outdated IT systems and imaging equipment.  Discuss
How do the Irish organize sports imaging?
October 17, 2019 -- Even if most countries don't have sports imaging as a specialty, most radiologists are exposed to sports-related injuries. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Cunningham, vice dean of the Faculty of Radiologists in Ireland, discusses the role of radiologists in diagnosing and managing sports injuries and how she handles the most common musculoskeletal cases.  Discuss
JFR: How to fight fear of peer review
October 16, 2019 -- More must be done to make peer review systematic and better integrated into workflow, delegates heard at the recent French national radiology congress (JFR). Furthermore, many French radiologists may fear review but unwittingly are doing it anyway, resulting in wide variation.  Discuss
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