5 facts to know about the JFR president
September 25, 2019 -- Dr. Catherine Adamsbaum is the president of France's national radiology congress (JFR), which begins on 11 October. How did she get to be where she is today, and where does she see radiology heading? In this profile, we paint a fuller picture of the person behind this year's presidency.  Discuss
Radiographers: Don't be the anonymous lead apron
September 20, 2019 -- Radiographers must do more to get their faces and names known by attending a wide range of hospital meetings, using social media more effectively, and taking other steps to raise their profile if they're to avoid being the anonymous lead apron in the room, attendees learned at a webinar organized by the British Institute of Radiology on 16 September.  Discuss
Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
August 13, 2019 -- Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to remove a benign lump. Doctors didn't find the false teeth until eight days later when the patient complained of pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties.  Discuss
Austrians make full use of AI to determine bone age
August 9, 2019 -- Researchers from Austria have found that an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can estimate bone age accurately in children and adolescents from the analysis of a 3D hand MRI exam. The technique also performs well on wrist radiographs, they noted in an article posted online on 31 July in Medical Image Analysis.  Discuss
Act now on handling of serious findings, urges new report
July 19, 2019 -- A government-funded, independent U.K. healthcare agency has published detailed recommendations about how to improve the handling of serious unexpected findings on patient scans by hospital staff. The Royal College of Radiologists has endorsed the report.  Discuss
Was Clarence Dally a radiology martyr or victim?
July 12, 2019 -- 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.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss
Row erupts over BBC's use of smartphone images
June 26, 2019 -- Controversy broke out at the end of last week following a BBC article that used Australian x-rays to support allegations that young adults who used smartphones extensively were growing bony protuberances -- essentially, horns -- on their skulls.  Discuss
Cropping of digital x-rays can lead to 'collimation creep'
June 24, 2019 -- Research from the U.K. and the United Arab Emirates suggests that the effort to produce "prettier" x-ray images can lead to "collimation creep" as radiographers crop digital radiography images rather than use more appropriate collimation settings. The article was published in the June edition of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Discuss
TB screening can give boost to migrants' health
March 28, 2019 -- More mobile x-ray units for tuberculosis (TB) screening is a practical solution for migrants in Europe and should be a priority for populations at risk, as long as screening is conducted without stigmatization, according to an expert in healthcare provision for migrant communities.