Editorial

Our cover story is dedicated to the rapidly moving field of paediatrics. This specialty is receiving increased attention as the focus shifts from a ‘one size fits all’ procedure to a more tailor-made approach. Medical diagnostic equipment is being adapted to better accommodate children’s smaller body size and optimise exam results, and imaging radiation dosing is reduced to ensure minimal exposure...

News

Danish Project Wins First TMC Radiology Quality Award   A group from the Diagnostic Centre, University Clinic of Innovative Patient Pathways at the Regional Hospital Silkeborg in Denmark has won the inaugural TMC Radiology Quality Award with their project on Plastic Organic Groups. This is a work method for fast quality improvements in daily clinical work, which they used to focus on the...

Genome Sequencing and the Potential to Personalise the Treatment of Individual MRSA Infections The spread of the antibiotic-resistant pathogen MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) remains a concerning public health problem, especially among doctors trying to determine appropriate treatment options for infected patients. Bacterial pathogens, such as MRSA, cause disease in part...

Datebook

Children’s health is one of the most important areas in the healthcare industry, and it receives an important focus from government to enhance quality care for children in the region. Government’s concerted dedication is manifested through establishing leading health facilities, attracting the most qualified healthcare workers and promoting awareness about recent advances in paediatrics and neonatology....

Hosted by the Turkish Biochemical Society, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine will be welcoming delegates from around the world to the new Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) from 22-26 June, 2014. The congress will provide a cuttingedge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in Biochemistry.   Scientific Programme...

Interviewee Prof. Dr. med. Christoph F. Dietrich President, European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2013-2015 Chief Physician, Medical Clinic 2 Caritas Hospital Bad Mergentheim, Germany Interviewed By Claire Pillar Managing Editor, HealthManagement The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB)...

Cover Story: Paediatrics

Author: Prof. Alan Dilani Architect/Public Health International Academy for Design & Health  Stockholm, Sweden For more information see www.designandhealth.com or contact [email protected] DESIGNING A SALUTOGENIC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Research on the salutogenic direction highlights the impact of architecture that inspires the designer and planner toward design...

Authors: Mary E. Tyson, MS, CCLS Manager, Clinical Strategy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, USA [email protected] Johan G. Blickman, MD, PhD, FACR, FAAP Professor and Vice Chairman Department of Imaging Sciences University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, USA HealthManagement Editorial Board member [email protected]

Authors: Fabio Paolicchi, PhD, RT Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Pisa, Italy [email protected] Jacopo Negri, RT Macerata Hospital Italy Filippo Miniati, RT Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University of Pisa, Italy IMAGING CHILDREN, GENTLY The number of...

Technology Update

The importance of minimising radiation dose to paediatric patients while maintaining image quality has come to the fore in recent years. Children and infants have a range of body types. Their organs and bones are still growing and are therefore more sensitive to ionizing radiation. Their long expected lifespan also requires close attention to radiation dose in order to minimise risk. The Image...

Kate Parkes, Radiology Clinical Systems Manager at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital, explains how its installation of Agfa HealthCare’s ICIS View is the latest step on its path to the ultimate goal of having every image and report on one service INTERVIEW WITH KATE PARKES, Radiology Clinical Systems Manager at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital   Birmingham Children’s is one of the...

Imaging Insights

Author: KLAS Research Orem, UT USA +1-800-920-4109 www.klasresearch.com ARE NEW VERSIONS LIVING UP TO THEIR PROMISE? The PACS market globally is at various stages. In some parts of the world healthcare providers are buying PACS for the first time, for example in the Middle East and parts of Asia. Elsewhere, healthcare providers are replacing or upgrading their PACS systems....

Authors: Dr. Bo Li PGY-3 Radiology Resident Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY USA [email protected] Dr. Nolan Kagetsu Program Director and Vice Chairman Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY USA Introduction A Japanese Samurai carried seven tools with him in preparation for battle. This historic tradition was modernised...

Author: Nevra Elmas, MD Professor and Chair of Radiology Ege University Medical School Department of Radiology Izmir, Turkey HealthManagement Editorial Board member [email protected] Quality is the new frontier in radiology and the necessary step to improve patients’ outcomes and quality of care; more and more institutions, regions and nations have stated improved...

Authors: Dr. Wolf Schweitzer Forensic Pathologist University of Zurich Institute of Forensic Medicine Zurich, Switzerland [email protected] www.virtopsy.com Prof. Dr. med. Michael Thali Director University of Zurich Institute of Forensic Medicine Zurich, Switzerland Dipl. Ing., Robert Breitbeck Surveying Engineer University of Zurich Institute...

Authors: Prof. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys Head of Radiology Bichat Hospital Paris, France HealthManagement Editorial Board member [email protected] Prof. Olivier Clément Georges Pompidou European Hospital Paris, France Inherent in any technique of direct opacification (e.g. angiography), the injection of a contrast medium is common during routine...

Authors: Prof. Olivier Clément Georges Pompidou European Hospital Paris, France [email protected] Prof. Elisabeth Schouman-Claeys Head of Radiology Bichat Hospital Paris, France HealthManagement Editorial Board member Why did we settle for creatinine, abandoning the Cockcroft formula and express renal function in glomerular filtration rate estimated by the...

Authors: Dr. Demosthenes D. Cokkinos Radiology Department Evangelismos Hospital Athens, Greece Dr. Eleni G. Antypa Radiology Department Evangelismos Hospital Athens, Greece Dr. Ploutarchos N. Piperopoulos Radiology Department Evangelismos Hospital Athens, Greece Ultrasound (US) contrast agents are used extensively worldwide. In order to moderate their...

In Focus

Author: ECRI ECRI Institute 29 Broadwater Road Suite 104 Welwyn Garden City AL7 3BQ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1707 831001 Fax +44 (0)1707 393138 [email protected] www.ecri.org.uk CT Radiation Exposures in Pediatric Patients (no. 3) Paediatric patients are inherently more sensitive to the effects of ionising radiation than are adults. While the risk has always...

Interventions

Author: Dr. Franco Orsi Director Unit of Interventional Radiology European Institute of Oncology Milan, Italy The clinical need for local tumour control, by means of a minimally invasive approach instead of traditional invasive, risky and expensive surgical ones, represents the main reason for the very fast development of new hyper-technological branches in oncology....

Cardio Spotlight

Authors: Randy Yeh MD, Akash Shah MD, Saravanan Krishnamoorthy MD, and Morris Hayim MD [email protected] New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY, USA Chest Pain in the Emergency Department (ED) Chest pain is a very common presenting complaint to EDs across the United States, accounting for up to 20% of all visits. Recent...

Management Matters

Authors: Dr. Victor Herdeiro Chairman of the Board of Directors Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinho Matosinhos, Portugal [email protected] Dr. Beatriz Duarte Executive Member, Board of Directors Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinho Matosinhos, Portugal The Balanced Scorecard Belonging to an organisation is like being on a journey....

IT Intelligence

Author: Tim Williams International Healthcare Security and Privacy Consultant & (ISC)2 Volunteer Global Healthcare Trends Delivery of healthcare is extremely reliant on skilled and motivated people. Patients' natural need for human contact means that people, not machines, will always play the primary role in healthcare. In countries with effective healthcare sys...

Perspectives

Interviewee: Prof. Nicolas Grenier President, European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology Professor of Radiology University of Bordeaux Chief, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology Pellegrin Hospital Group, University Hospital Bordeaux Bordeaux, France The European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR)...

Compass

Authors: Harry Cayton Chief Executive Douglas Bilton Research and Knowledge Manager Professional Standards Authority London, UK www.professionalstandards.org.uk A year on from the Francis Report (Francis 2013), several further reports have followed from the government, mostly on strategy and safety: its own response Hard Truths (Department of Health 2014),...


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