Top 10 tips for writing letters
September 18, 2019 -- "Spoken words fly away, written words remain," according to the Latin proverb. But how can you improve the quality, clarity, and impact of your letters to patients, referring doctors, and colleagues? The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a new document that offers 10 tips.  Discuss
Mamma Mia! What's the secret to Sectra's success?
September 10, 2019 -- Sectra's strong performance in the global imaging IT market has attracted attention. Our market columnist Stephen Holloway takes a close look at the Swedish company's strategy and approach, and asks whether its success will continue.  Discuss
Radiology business intelligence takes root in Europe
August 21, 2019 -- Which factors are influencing the adoption of new business intelligence tools that aim to provide more focused analytics to help improve performance and profitability? Industry expert Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, addresses this key question in the next phase of digitalizing medical imaging.  Discuss
Lobo: Radiology must be seen as avant-garde
August 7, 2019 -- Radiologists can play a pivotal role in the transition to a fully digital healthcare system, but they must move with the times if they're going to benefit significantly from the use of artificial intelligence, says German technology guru and blogger Sascha Lobo.  Discuss
Study finds room for improvement in radiomics research
August 1, 2019 -- Radiomics offers much potential in radiology, but it must be validated before it can be adopted for clinical use. Unfortunately, the overall scientific quality and reporting of radiomics research is lacking, researchers concluded in an article published online on 26 July in European Radiology.  Discuss
What's really happening with enterprise imaging?
July 25, 2019 -- For years now, experts have predicted that enterprise imaging would transform radiology, but in reality global adoption remains relatively low. Industry analyst Stephen Holloway presents his four key trends and observations from the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.  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
Top trends in health informatics in Europe
July 15, 2019 -- The recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) & Health 2.0 European Conference attracted over 2,600 delegates from 64 countries to Helsinki, and there was a strong focus on healthcare in the Nordic region. Industry analyst Michael Liberty looks at the main take-home messages from the event.  Discuss
How to deliver on regional image sharing
July 10, 2019 -- Image exchange portals are the vendor-neutral solution for sharing radiology images and reports in a multivendor environment. The PACS community is working together to make such exchanges possible, but vendors must learn to collaborate more effectively, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar.  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