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.
French groups make peace on reimbursement
April 27, 2018 -- After a prolonged battle, France's union of private radiologists signed a three-year agreement over imaging prices on 26 April with the union of health insurers. The settlement paves the way for better control of imaging costs without endangering the future of the discipline.  Discuss
The unreasonable radiologist
March 7, 2018 -- We should be bold and decisive, borderline unreasonable, writes Dr. Paul McCoubrie. We need to all become a little more "Dr. No," and we need the wisdom to distinguish clinical demand from clinical need, he notes.  Discuss
Radiographers: Foster the human touch in the age of AI
March 2, 2018 -- The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) with permanently evolving imaging techniques and machines has created a complex working environment. There is an ever greater need for radiographers to create strategies to optimize the patient's clinical pathway and be prepared to develop skills to keep their profession alive.  Discuss
Should radiologists give imaging results to patients?
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Should radiologists provide imaging results directly to patients? It may be a good idea, as patients who receive their results from radiologists are more likely to want to return to that radiology group for future imaging studies, according to research presented on Wednesday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
6 life lessons for radiologists from Roger Federer
February 23, 2018 -- What does Roger Federer have to do with radiology? Lots, according to Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur of Teleradiology Solutions. His analysis of the tennis great's training regimen and lifestyle reveals six life lessons that radiologists should try to emulate if they want to remain productive and continue to enjoy their profession.  Discuss