Podcast: Maskell reveals how to stay happy at work
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 to thrive, achieve their potential, and deliver better patient care.
What exactly lies behind MRI safety incidents?
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.
Austrians show MRI can be safe for implanted devices
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.
Top trends in health informatics in Europe
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.
Strickland calls for more radiology-led AI assessment
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."
Was Clarence Dally a radiology martyr or victim?
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.
Optimum use of cardiac MRI boosts myocarditis detection
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.
How to deliver on regional image sharing
Image exchange portals are the vendor-neutral solution for sharing radiology images and reports in a multivendor environment. The PACS community is working together to make such exchanges possible, but vendors must learn to collaborate more effectively, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.
Point-of-care ultrasound pays off in rural Germany
In remote parts of Germany, point-of-care ultrasound is enabling doctors to provide faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatments to patients in the community, helping to reduce hospital stays and the financial cost for the health system, particularly among the elderly.
Bracco gets set to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics
Contrast manufacturer Bracco Imaging is moving ahead with its plan to acquire molecular imaging company Blue Earth Diagnostics for over 390 million euros, with an additional closing adjustment estimated at 22 million euros. The deal is likely to be completed in the autumn.

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