Top 5 trends from ECR 2019 in Vienna
March 5, 2019 -- The giant octopus in the registration area, the impressive model of Poseidon in the opening ceremony, and the host of other aquatic images from ECR 2019 looked stunning on social media, but what were the longer-lasting impressions and substantive issues to take away from this year's congress in Vienna? Our editorial team has compiled a list of the five main trends.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2019: Claudia Weidekamm on life in New Zealand
March 4, 2019 -- VIENNA - Ever wondered what it's like working Down Under? Three years ago, musculoskeletal radiologist Dr. Claudia Weidekamm made the switch from the Medical University of Vienna to TRG Imaging in New Zealand. She describes why she took an extended sabbatical and what differences she noticed working in two very different healthcare systems and cultures.  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
Early recognition can reduce stress and prevent burnout
March 2, 2019 -- Stress at work is an increasingly common phenomenon, but radiologists still may not be recognizing the symptoms of burnout in both colleagues and themselves, according to expert speakers at today's Professional Challenges session at ECR 2019. Like all health problems, identifying issues early and taking appropriate action is key to the cure.  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
Video from ECR 2019: Nicola Strickland on Brexit & radiology
February 28, 2019 -- VIENNA - The planned withdrawal of the U.K. from the European Union is due to take place on 29 March, and it is having a major impact on the recruitment and retention of staff and the supply of medical isotopes. Dr. Nicola Strickland, the president of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), elaborates on what RCR is doing to alleviate the situation.  Discuss
Report: Indian radiologist commits suicide after alleged bullying
February 7, 2019 -- A radiologist in India committed suicide due to alleged persistent bullying at the hospital where she worked, according to an article in the Hindustan Times. Several doctors have been arrested in connection with her death, other reports indicate.  Discuss
Consultant radiologist in Ireland is suspended
December 12, 2018 -- The Republic of Ireland's High Court has ordered the suspension of a radiologist from University Hospital Kerry for various offenses, according to a 10 December report in the Irish Mirror.  Discuss
How happy is your radiology department?
December 5, 2018 -- A department of 10 radiologists, each of whom goes to work determined to do precisely 10% of the work, will inevitably fail, Dr. Giles Maskell writes. He reflects on what makes for a healthy working environment and why it pays to let a little light into the darkness.  Discuss
10 things you need to know about the Nordic countries
November 27, 2018 -- The spotlight was on the Nordic countries on Tuesday at RSNA 2018, when a special session in Chicago investigated the Scandinavian way in radiology. To coincide with this session and to help you brush up on your knowledge levels, we present 10 important facts about the Nordic region and the practice of radiology there.  Discuss