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
Imaging in the crypt: Tales from Old London Town
October 11, 2017 -- A global team of researchers has used imaging to help unlock the medical secrets of 18th and 19th century skeletons from a London crypt, shedding light on many conditions other than those detected by osteological analysis alone.  Discuss
New method painlessly measures gadolinium in bone
October 9, 2017 -- The use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI is under scrutiny. There's an urgent need for an in vivo measurement technique that can assess gadolinium deposition in bone, and Canadian researchers think they've made a breakthrough.  Discuss
French radiologists get set to become TV stars
October 6, 2017 -- France's national union of independent radiologists has unveiled a new television advertising campaign to promote breast cancer screening in tandem with Pink October, the country's national breast cancer awareness month.  Discuss
Schönberg: Spirit of innovation must continue unbroken
October 6, 2017 -- The new president of the German Radiological Society (Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft, DRG), Dr. Stefan Schönberg, reflects on the changes taking place in the fast-moving world of medical imaging and shares his thoughts on the challenges ahead.  Discuss
When Irish eyes are not smiling
October 4, 2017 -- Radiologists are falling short when it comes to taking care of their own eyes, Irish researchers have found. Too few of them take adequate breaks, have regular eye tests, and wear protective goggles for fluoroscopy examinations.  Discuss