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Ahead of the introduction of the new Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) to GB and Northern Ireland law in February 2018, an expert working party has published a practical guide for hospitals to help ensure optimum dose management and patient safety when administering CT scans and X-rays. Through the standardisation of medical imaging and the uptake... Read more

As a result of an approach from the Health & Safety Executive the AXREM Service Managers Specialist Focus Group believe there is an important rationale for the development of a common Radiation Controlled Area and Equipment Handover Document   AXREM members believe it is important to ensure there is cooperation between employers in line with IRR 99... Read more

I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more

Professor Rafael Beyar is General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, the major academic hospital serving northern Israel. He received his MD from Tel Aviv University (1977), his DSc from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion (1983), and his MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (2008).... Read more

  Anna Sort, nurse, healthcare gamer and app creator at Play Benefit, answers the question: How should a healthcare app developer create a product that addresses a service need and that healthcare professionals want to use?   For the past few years I've heard this discussion a lot in start-up meetings, over coffee in congresses and even with my clients.... Read more

U.S. healthcare payment policy is finally shifting towards rewarding value not volume and radiologists are a critical part of the transformation. The healthcare delivery system in the United States has been notoriously expensive with marked variability in quality. The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare” has led to more Americans being insured, but has... Read more

Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Like other sectors whose mission depends on network-connected technology, healthcare is in crisis. In addition to the need for confidentiality, people’s lives depend on the integrity of the health information system. Incorrect decisions based on incorrect information could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the information must be available... Read more

  It might sound absurd, but most hospitals have no idea how good they are. Physicians have a strong internal drive to provide the best possible care for their patients and to continuously improve quality of care. But how do they know if they succeed?   Right now, we have a situation in healthcare where treatment results are not or are very minimally... Read more

Zoom On  Richard L. Baron, president, Radiological Society of North America, 2016 Richard L. Baron, MD, FACR, is president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors (2016). As RSNA president, Dr. Baron’s priorities are to foster the development of new radiological innovations, and facilitate education into the daily practices... Read more

Prof. Gábor Forrai is the current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (2015-2018). He is Head of the Department of Radiology at Duna Medical Center - Hospital & Clinics, and Managing Director of GÉ-RAD Kft.   Prof. Forrai previously worked as Head of Radiology Department at the Defence Forces Hospital/Teaching Hospital University Semmelweis... Read more

Anna Sort is a qualified nurse, healthcare lecturer and the director of PlayBenefit, a Barcelona-based company which uses gaming to help people heal. What are your key areas of interest and research? Video games, Engagement design, behaviour change, Placebo effect/mind power, willpower and eustress. What are the major challenges in your field? Finding... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, MD, FACC, FESC has been Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Charles Nicolle of Rouen, France for 20 years. He became widely recognised for having developed new interventional technologies for the treatment of valvular heart diseases: balloon aortic valvuloplasty in 1985, mitral commissurotomy in 1994, and, after... Read more

Prof. Tienush Rassaf took up his appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Cardiology, HealthManagement.org in September 2016. Prof. Rassaf has since August 2015 been Department Head and Chair of Cardiology (Cardiology and Vascular Medicine from August 2016) at the Westgerman Heart- and Vascular Center at the University of Essen, Germany.   He was born in Cologne,... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research? My key interests are people, politics, and economics of cybersecurity. I enjoy helping organizational executives understand how to use people powered cybersecurity and digital strategy as a mission, innovation, and productivity driver for their organizations. What are the major challenges in your field? The field... Read more

With the ESC Congress 2016 Annual Meeting in Rome beginning this month, specialists will have the opportunity to learn and experience first-hand the latest innovations, as well as debate the latest developments in cardiology.  Among the discussions, I expect one hot topic for the interventional community will be the growing importance of managing radiation... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Lean management. New technologies, new regulations and new opportunities make very frequent changes to our daily tasks. In order to maintain and improve quality, it’s very important to keep monitoring and adapting all of the processes.   What are the major challenges in your field?  Customer... Read more

What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment?   Every day, I put all my efforts into making patient care and patient quality of care more efficient, comfortable and safe.   Since I’m not in direct contact with patients, I strive to fulfill this mission by providing healthcare professionals with innovative solutions that safeguard the... Read more

Modern imaging methods greatly exceed the possibilities of X-rays. Vasilis Ntziachristos holds the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and is Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Zentrum München. In this interview, he talks about the fascination of imaging techniques and about... Read more

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