How happy is your radiology department?
December 5, 2018 -- A department of 10 radiologists, each of whom goes to work determined to do precisely 10% of the work, will inevitably fail, Dr. Giles Maskell writes. He reflects on what makes for a healthy working environment and why it pays to let a little light into the darkness.  Discuss
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
Italians test novel CT method to relieve back pain
November 29, 2018 -- CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency, which applies pulses of energy directly to nerve roots, may be an effective method for alleviating lower back pain for cases when more conservative treatment options fail to do so, according to a Tuesday presentation at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.  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
What will AI really mean for radiology?
November 21, 2018 -- The concept behind artificial intelligence (AI) is seductive, and it will be a cash cow for developers and the industry, but the technology is immature, and it will never be a final product because the programs will need constant upgrades and updates, the Maverinck writes in his latest column.  Discuss
Quality and safety in imaging come under scrutiny
November 19, 2018 -- To boost quality and safety, it's vital to ensure every activity meets best practice standards, Drs. Giles Boland and Lluís Donoso-Bach write in a guest editorial. Healthcare leaders must build the teams to create, deliver, and manage solutions using data-driven management techniques, they say.  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
How can imaging reassure patients over weight loss?
November 13, 2018 -- Abnormal previous imaging in cases of unexplained and unintentional weight loss may be useful to fast-track patients for CT scans, but questions remain unanswered and further work must be done in this area, according to Scottish researchers.  Discuss
Severe shortage of cardiac CT scanners blights U.K.
November 7, 2018 -- U.K. hospitals lack the capacity to provide people experiencing chest pain with urgently needed coronary CT angiography, according to senior radiologist Dr. Giles Roditi. New figures show that more than 56,000 patients with angina missed out on scans in 2017 due to shortages of equipment and staff.  Discuss