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
Video from UKIO 2019: Rachel Dunscombe on PACS gains
June 11, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - How can you get the best out of your PACS? How can interoperability and image sharing be improved? Prof. Rachel Dunscombe gave some practical advice on the opening day of the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
Video from UKIO 2019: Erika Denton on turnaround times
June 10, 2019 -- LIVERPOOL, U.K. - Pressure to improve turnaround times for image reporting continues to grow. Nearly a year since a damning report from the U.K. regulator, progress is being made on establishing national standards and avoiding further backlogs of unreported scans, said Prof. Erika Denton at this week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO).  Discuss
Deep learning provides boost for liver imaging
May 30, 2019 -- Two German radiologists have developed a deep-learning algorithm to assist with liver MRI scans. The procedure can also be applied to other diagnostic issues, delegates learned at the 100th German Radiology Congress in Leipzig.  Discuss
DRG prepares to unveil book at 100th congress in Leipzig
May 24, 2019 -- The German Radiological Society (DRG) is to launch a new book about medical imaging's current and future role during the upcoming 100th German Radiology Congress (RöKo 2019), which begins in Leipzig on 29 May.
French survey reveals what radiologists expect from AI
May 21, 2019 -- A new survey from France has shown that most radiologists believe artificial intelligence (AI) will reduce medical errors and allow them to spend more time with patients, but many of them still do not use AI. They fear they lack sufficient knowledge, and this may hamper future practice.  Discuss
AI image interpretation platforms come of age
May 15, 2019 -- Image interpretation systems involving artificial intelligence (AI) have improved dramatically, and huge potential now exists for boosting patient management decisions with image preanalysis by AI algorithms, writes Dr. Neelam Dugar. Adopting common standards is vital, however.  Discuss