Strickland backs peer review plus digital feedback learning
November 10, 2016 -- LONDON - Radiology urgently needs effective vendor-neutral peer feedback and peer-review systems for reported imaging studies that are easy to document and share, Dr. Nicola Strickland told attendees at the British Institute of Radiology annual congress.  Discuss
Parizel provides window into radiology's future
October 21, 2016 -- Radiology will evolve from the production of "beautiful pictures" toward sets of quantitative data, and communication with general practitioners will move away from descriptive reports and toward a standardized approach, said European Society of Radiology President Dr. Paul Parizel, PhD, in a recent interview.  Discuss
JFR: 29 points to safeguard radiology's future
October 19, 2016 -- Radiology's in vital need of reform. That's a key conclusion of the latest publication from France's influential Professional Council of Radiology, which was unveiled at the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) congress and contains 29 proposals to ensure the profession's bright future.  Discuss
3 things every radiologist must know about analytics
October 12, 2016 -- Big data analytics has dominated the imaging market headlines in recent times. This emerging sector may appear tantalizing and visionary, but much of the hype is based on conceptual discussion, and there is a lack of substance and evidence about the application, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Dose-monitoring software proves value in trauma cases
September 29, 2016 -- Automatic radiation dose monitoring software is feasible and accurate for monitoring CT doses for trauma patients, Swiss researchers have reported in Clinical Radiology. They also judged it to be quite useful for assessing the impact of dose-reduction initiatives over time.  Discuss
Structured reporting finds little traction in Italy
September 13, 2016 -- Although many radiologists in Italy are open to adopting structured reporting, technical and professional concerns have largely limited the technology's use in daily practice so far, Italian researchers reported recently in an article published online in European Radiology.  Discuss
Paris gears up to expand image-sharing project
August 30, 2016 -- The regional health authority for the Île-de-France region has agreed to a new cloud-based data sharing project that goes beyond the remit of the existing Region Without Film project, a massive effort that digitized the public hospital network in the Paris region that ended last year.  Discuss
Total scans at Rio Olympics exceeded 1,500
August 24, 2016 -- On the final day of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the number of imaging procedures burst through the 1,500 barrier, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. João Grangeiro. By 5 p.m. Brazil time on Sunday, 862 MRI, 460 x-ray, and 178 ultrasound exams had been performed.  Discuss
Deconstructed PACS: It's not all bad news
August 24, 2016 -- Next time an enterprise IT vendor asks you at a tradeshow if you want to deconstruct your PACS, interface your workflow, free your data, and enable enterprise interoperability, it might be worth sticking around, writes industry expert Stephen Holloway in his latest column.  Discuss
Ratib: Open-source software boosts image management
August 22, 2016 -- Open-source software can be an effective way to facilitate image interpretation, archiving, and distribution, particularly in developing countries that lack the IT infrastructure and cash to adopt digital image management, according to Dr. Osman Ratib of the University Hospital of Geneva.  Discuss