Golf, gardening, and gadding about
January 21, 2019 -- What do radiologists do when they retire? Dr. Paul Dubbins, who played the grumpy old man in Vienna in the classic ECR video sketch, describes how he spends his time now that he's left full-time employment. He's keeping well clear of cruise ships, golf courses, and large gardens and has no plans to report chest x-rays.  Discuss
RCR: Checklists can save lives and careers
January 18, 2019 -- "The best radiologist I ever met was also the one with the saddest career-ending story," noted Dr. Tony Nicholson from Leeds, U.K. "Experienced in hundreds of biopsies, he got the wrong side one day. He was busy and distracted," he said. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) thinks safety checklists can help avoid situations like this.  Discuss
Imaging aquatic life: Diving into the unknown
January 16, 2019 -- VALENCIA - The creatures that live under the sea have inspired humans over history, and even the congress poster for ECR 2019 has a nautical theme, but many aquatic species remain elusive. Imaging can help reveal some of their secrets and protect and care for them, a veterinarian from Spain told attendees at a recent congress.  Discuss
What does the future hold for imaging of osteoarthritis?
January 2, 2019 -- Radiography, MRI, and ultrasound all have a role to play in osteoarthritis imaging, but what are the pros and cons of using each modality, and how is hybrid imaging likely to transform this field? Three international musculoskeletal experts provide some answers.  Discuss
BMJ: GP requests rise threefold in 15 years
November 30, 2018 -- General practitioners (GPs) in the U.K. are ordering more than three times as many diagnostic tests compared with 15 years ago, and these tests are costing the National Health Service more than 2.8 billion pounds a year, according to an article published online on 29 November by BMJ.  Discuss
Global team outlines how 3D x-ray can boost imaging
November 30, 2018 -- Two new approaches to creating 3D images using x-rays could improve screening for diseases and the study of very fast processes, as well as enable analysis of material properties and provide structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail, an international research team has discovered.  Discuss
ESR puts renewed emphasis on clinical audits
November 22, 2018 -- An updated edition of a clinical audit tool is to be published in January 2019, delegates learned at the European Society of Radiology (ESR) Annual Leadership Meeting, held in Berlin on 16 November.  Discuss
Survey sheds new light on radiology training
November 16, 2018 -- More than three-quarters (77%) of junior doctors wish they had experienced more radiology teaching in their undergraduate curriculum, according to a survey of 150 junior doctors from 29 U.K. medical schools. They were particularly keen on learning more about skeletal radiographs and major trauma CT.  Discuss
Golden rules of radiology: The final batch of 30
November 14, 2018 -- Trust your clinical instincts, keep your workspace immaculate, avoid burnout by looking after yourself, and smile but don't be too approachable -- these are some of the new rules of radiology from Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Here's the fourth and final set in his series about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
Embedded AI x-ray units set for 2019 market launch
November 1, 2018 -- Central and Eastern Europe will be early adopters of "smart" imaging equipment with embedded artificial intelligence (AI), according to market guru Simon Harris. The first machines with embedded AI will appear in 2019, he predicts.  Discuss