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
Clinical audits promise productivity gains in Russia
February 20, 2018 -- A radiology audit service in Moscow that already assesses 150 CT, MRI, and mammography systems across 64 outpatient departments is gearing up for further expansion. Unified Radiological Information Service is expected to reduce costs for radiology departments.  Discuss
Italians showcase novel one-to-one patient counseling project
February 13, 2018 -- A counseling service in an Italian imaging center has produced high patient satisfaction. The service offers patients one-to-one interviews with radiologists to have their results explained clearly. The service also helps to generate more patient history, which can improve radiology reporting.  Discuss
Strickland spells out legal implications of missed cancer
September 20, 2017 -- Honesty generates trust in patient-doctor relations, but when mistakes are made, radiologists must distinguish between the legal requirement for duty of candour and the preference for openness, according to U.K. Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
Radiographers face up to uncertain future
August 31, 2017 -- Will the radiographer profession die out by 2025? That's certainly one possibility, according to new analysis from Sweden. But facilitating career development opportunities for radiographers could help to turn the tide, the authors predict.  Discuss
U.K. radiologists struggle to cope in wake of cyberattack
May 17, 2017 -- As staff in U.K. public hospitals draw breath after the unprecedented cyberattack that strangled many departments over the weekend, radiologists have begun the dual task of catching up on vital clinical work and communication and building safeguards to prevent further breaches of internet security.  Discuss
Germany reaches consensus on MRI of cardiac implants
April 4, 2017 -- The German Cardiology Society and the German Radiological Society have published a joint consensus paper on carrying out MRI scans on patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In this interview, Dr. Torsten Sommer explains the aim of this initiative.  Discuss