How not to get sued: A guide for radiologists
March 21, 2018 -- Claims against radiologists are not uncommon and in England represented 2.26% of all claims. What are the types of claims faced by radiologists and how can they be avoided? Lawyers Alison Garrett and Joanna Lloyd discuss these issues in a new column.  Discuss
Separating the art of medicine from artificial intelligence
February 21, 2018 -- Is it feasible to develop an artificial intelligence algorithm that can actually "read" chest x-rays? The task is definitely not an easy one and major challenges must be addressed, writes radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey in his new column.  Discuss
Why errors in radiology are no easy matter
February 15, 2018 -- Radiologists who make errors are not always negligent, sloppy, or careless, but a greater emphasis on training and competency as well as improvements in systems used for reporting and communication of images can reduce the number of discrepancies and clinical incidents, U.K. researchers have found.
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan?
January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column.  Discuss
Madrid team gives master class on football injuries
January 5, 2018 -- Try to match the imaging modality with the specific injury of a young football player -- that's one of the practical tips given by doctors from a sports medicine clinic in Madrid with nine years of experience dealing with injured children and adolescents.  Discuss
Report: French x-ray units must brush up on dose
December 5, 2017 -- New analysis of national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) has revealed staff in French x-ray departments tend to drag their heels when it comes to radiation protection, whereas CT professionals are increasingly on board in the DRL process.  Discuss
Backlog of 23K unread chest x-rays draws review of Portsmouth
December 1, 2017 -- A backlog of 23,000 unread chest x-ray images at a U.K. National Health Service (NHS) hospital in Portsmouth has drawn the attention of the Care Quality Commission, which has ordered the facility to take immediate action to ensure the images are read promptly. The episode has also prompted the commission to review radiology reporting across the NHS network in England.  Discuss
BIR: New peak in litigation claims looms large
November 6, 2017 -- LONDON - Litigation claims involving radiology are on the rise, and it's vital to be prepared for the increasingly legalistic climate that lies ahead, an expert told delegates on 3 November at the annual congress of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).  Discuss
Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
October 20, 2017 -- Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be Madame Marie Curie. But in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Curie was also the driving force behind the "radiological car," a mobile x-ray van used in World War I.  Discuss
ESCR: Chest x-rays pick up incidental findings
October 17, 2017 -- Don't underestimate chest x-rays as a useful technique for illuminating thoracic aorta pathologies, particularly when it comes to highlighting incidental findings, according to Italian research presented at last week's European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) congress in Milan.  Discuss