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
Rigorous training improves outcome in sonographer-led unit
October 4, 2018 -- The introduction of a brief ergonomic training session is enabling sonographers to reduce their grip force on the ultrasound transducer, leading to fewer work-related musculoskeletal injuries, according to a study conducted at a top London facility.  Discuss
Scottish radiologist staffing crisis flares up again
September 28, 2018 -- The radiologist staffing crisis in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland flared up again this week, with several physicians saying the staffing problems are part of a "bullying culture" within the NHS Highland system.  Discuss
Does radiology have a bullying problem?
September 12, 2018 -- LIVERPOOL - Bullying and harassment are serious endemic problems in some radiology departments, and urgent action is required to promote teamwork and ensure patient care does not suffer, delegates were told on 11 September at the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual congress.  Discuss
Physician burnout puts patients at risk
September 6, 2018 -- Physician burnout not only affects physicians but also may put patients at risk, according to a meta-analysis published online on September 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. U.K. researchers found that patients treated by exhausted physicians were twice as likely to experience safety incidents.  Discuss
MRI quality training comes up short
August 3, 2018 -- A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes among MRI professionals has revealed that radiographers have a low participation rate in quality assurance testing and may rely too heavily on equipment vendors for ongoing scanner performance.  Discuss
U.K. regulator calls for urgent action on backlog of scans
July 19, 2018 -- After uncovering massive backlogs of imaging examinations at three hospitals in England, the Care Quality Commission has highlighted the need for immediate action in its comprehensive new review of radiology reporting, but Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland has renewed her plea for more resources.  Discuss
Global study sheds light on MRI availability, use, and price
May 17, 2018 -- New analysis posted on 8 May by the Kaiser Family Foundation has revealed fresh data about the worldwide availability, use, and price of MRI. The information was published as part of a forum held by the foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare in Washington, DC, U.S.  Discuss
Radiographers read chest x-rays as well as radiologists
May 7, 2018 -- Radiographers can read chest x-rays as well as radiologists, according to a new study published on 30 April in Academic Radiology. The finding is good news for busy departments -- allowing radiographers to read chest x-rays could streamline workflow, the U.K. researchers noted.  Discuss
RCR reacts to breast screening blunder affecting 450K women
May 2, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is expressing its concern for approximately 450,000 older women who for years did not receive notices for final breast screenings.