Europe seeks progress on adoption of enterprise IT
March 25, 2019 -- As the shift to interdisciplinary care, centralized procurement, and artificial intelligence intensifies, radiology may fall behind if it fails to address significant IT challenges, particularly the approach to software adoption, writes market columnist Stephen Holloway.  Discuss
Why patient communication lies at heart of AI success
March 20, 2019 -- To be an important player in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), radiologists must communicate and interact much more with patients, writes Dr. Andreas Gutzeit. Instead of remaining in the background, we must be empathetic doctors committed to our patients, he says.  Discuss
Quantitative imaging to drive uptake of AI in MRI
March 11, 2019 -- As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging gains pace, specific use cases are emerging where AI-enabled image analysis tools are delivering clear clinical and/or commercial benefits, writes market analyst Simon Harris.  Discuss
New ESR president lays out clear vision for ECR 2020
March 8, 2019 -- ECR will move from its late February slot to mid-March next year. What does the man in charge of ECR 2020 have up his sleeve? What novel features can you expect? What's his own background? Incoming European Society of Radiology (ESR) President Prof. Boris Brkljačić from Zagreb, Croatia, provides some answers in this Q&A interview.  Discuss
Philips to buy Carestream's healthcare IT business
March 7, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent of Philips Healthcare, has signed a deal to acquire Carestream Health's IT business in a major consolidation within the radiology IT market. The deal bolsters Philips' already-strong activities in healthcare IT, giving the company access to additional distribution and software development capabilities.  Discuss
Imaging analytics platform optimizes MRI operations
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The combination of an imaging analytics platform and lean management concepts can deliver substantial improvements in MRI department operational efficiency without affecting the quality of care, researchers reported at ECR 2019.  Discuss
Beware the perils of revealing data on social media
March 1, 2019 -- Sharing patient data on Facebook and WhatsApp involves a breach of European data protection regulations and can have serious consequences, according to Dr. Erik Ranschaert, PhD, president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics. At today's Special Focus session at ECR 2019, his goal was to raise awareness of the issue, and he shared some secure alternatives.  Discuss
French private radiologists look to enhance buying power
February 26, 2019 -- A group of private radiologists in France is seeking to increase its purchasing muscle by extending the reach and activities of the emerging VIDI brand. Six member centers have joined the purchasing group this year, bringing VIDI's membership to 36 facilities and 644 individual radiologists.  Discuss
Getting ready for ECR ...
February 25, 2019 -- It's almost time again for ECR and the customary niceties and the intense chatter and babble, as we all dive into the social dynamics of the conference and face the constant barrage of questions, the Maverinck writes. He takes a lighter look at what might lie ahead for you in Vienna.  Discuss
U.K. issues new guidance on imaging displays
February 20, 2019 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has updated its guidance for the calibration and required resolution for imaging display devices. The new version also includes mobile devices for the first time.  Discuss