BMJ: GP requests rise threefold in 15 years
November 30, 2018 -- General practitioners (GPs) in the U.K. are ordering more than three times as many diagnostic tests compared with 15 years ago, and these tests are costing the National Health Service more than 2.8 billion pounds a year, according to an article published online on 29 November by BMJ.  Discuss
Global team outlines how 3D x-ray can boost imaging
November 30, 2018 -- Two new approaches to creating 3D images using x-rays could improve screening for diseases and the study of very fast processes, as well as enable analysis of material properties and provide structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail, an international research team has discovered.  Discuss
ESR puts renewed emphasis on clinical audits
November 22, 2018 -- An updated edition of a clinical audit tool is to be published in January 2019, delegates learned at the European Society of Radiology (ESR) Annual Leadership Meeting, held in Berlin on 16 November.  Discuss
Survey sheds new light on radiology training
November 16, 2018 -- More than three-quarters (77%) of junior doctors wish they had experienced more radiology teaching in their undergraduate curriculum, according to a survey of 150 junior doctors from 29 U.K. medical schools. They were particularly keen on learning more about skeletal radiographs and major trauma CT.  Discuss
Golden rules of radiology: The final batch of 30
November 14, 2018 -- Trust your clinical instincts, keep your workspace immaculate, avoid burnout by looking after yourself, and smile but don't be too approachable -- these are some of the new rules of radiology from Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Here's the fourth and final set in his series about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
Embedded AI x-ray units set for 2019 market launch
November 1, 2018 -- Central and Eastern Europe will be early adopters of "smart" imaging equipment with embedded artificial intelligence (AI), according to market guru Simon Harris. The first machines with embedded AI will appear in 2019, he predicts.  Discuss
Fate of the 4: 2018 progress report for GE, Siemens, Canon, and Philips
October 18, 2018 -- How have the four largest medical imaging OEMs -- GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Canon Medical Systems, and Philips Healthcare -- performed so far in 2018? Stephen Holloway of U.K. market research firm Signify Research reviews the year so far and offers an update on Signify's forecast.  Discuss
Pressures on radiology increase litigation risks
October 15, 2018 -- Unprecedented pressures and the constant struggle to tackle the seemingly endless reporting backlog are contributing to a sustained rise in the number of litigation claims involving radiology, but the number of legal cases remains small, a U.K. study has found.  Discuss
Tomosynthesis provides boost in painful prosthetic cases
October 2, 2018 -- French researchers have revealed that digital tomosynthesis has a similar diagnostic performance to x-ray for diagnosing prosthetic loosening after total hip arthroplasty, but it yields better interobserver agreement. They compared the performance of tomosynthesis with that of x-ray and also CT with metal artifact reduction.  Discuss
Strickland: Outsourcing spending is unsustainable
September 5, 2018 -- U.K. outsourcing costs have doubled in just three years, and a shortage of at least 1,600 radiologists is anticipated by 2022, according to a report released on 5 September by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Urgent action is vital, said RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss