Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria
May 31, 2018 -- Social media platforms have helped teleradiologists from all over the world support local physicians in Syria, which has been in a state of crisis due to civil war since 2011, according to a case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
10 tips to improve productivity in reporting
May 1, 2018 -- Reporting imaging examinations is an integral part of every radiologist's working life, but how could this task be done more effectively? Dr. Giles Maskell, past president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, has a wealth of experience of reporting, and he shares some practical and creative hints on how to boost productivity.  Discuss
'Orangeworm' hacker group targets healthcare with virus
April 25, 2018 -- A new hacker group called Orangeworm has developed a computer virus that specifically targets the healthcare sector. The virus has already been detected on devices such as x-ray and MRI machines, according to a warning issued on 23 April by antivirus firm Symantec.  Discuss
Can deep learning power mammography CAD to new heights?
April 24, 2018 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on a deep-learning algorithm can accurately detect as well as characterize lesions on mammography studies, Hungarian researchers have reported in an article recently published online by Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Software helps avoid unnecessary repeat imaging studies
April 24, 2018 -- Clinicians occasionally order unnecessary imaging studies simply because they're unaware their patients had recently received the exam. Spanish researchers have found this problem can be reduced by software that alerts referring physicians.  Discuss
U.K. issues new advice on reporting standards
April 23, 2018 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has updated its standards for any healthcare professional providing a report on an imaging investigation. The document defines best practice and emphasizes the importance of actionable reporting, according to RCR President Dr. Nicola Strickland.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna
March 8, 2018 -- The huge red dragon that dominated the registration area of ECR 2018 looked amazing in everybody's photos, but what were the lasting impressions and meaningful issues to take away from this year's congress in a decidedly chilly Vienna? Our editorial team has put together a list of the five key themes.  Discuss
Cybersecurity threats pose challenge to radiology's future
March 3, 2018 -- Keep aware of the need to protect imaging equipment from cyberrisks that pose a threat to the safety of patients and institutions, urged Dr. Jacob Sosna, president of the Israeli Radiology Association, in a session today on cybersecurity. He warned that a cyberattack could alter a patient's radiation dose during a CT scan, and an attack on the hospital's air-conditioning may shut down and damage CT and MRI machines.  Discuss
Should radiologists become informatics professionals?
February 9, 2018 -- Nearly every medical discipline depends on imaging informatics, but training and accreditation in this emerging field are still very much in their infancy. This interview article looks at the issues under discussion and the range of courses, qualifications, and diplomas being developed.  Discuss
Machine learning can help assess atherosclerosis
February 7, 2018 -- Machine-learning techniques analyze imaging measurements to automatically stratify patients by the level of atherosclerotic burden, offering the potential of personalized prediction of disease progression and more effective treatment for individual patients, according to researchers from Italy.  Discuss