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 possibi...

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 due to...

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 neonat...

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 Containing...

IntervieweeProf. Dr. med. Christoph F. DietrichPresident, European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2013-2015 Chief Physician, Medical Clinic 2 Caritas Hospital Bad Mergentheim, GermanyInterviewed ByClaire PillarManaging Editor, HealthManagementThe European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) holds its 26th Congress (EUROSON 2014)...

Cover Story: Paediatrics

Author:Prof. Alan DilaniArchitect/Public HealthInternational Academy for Design & Health Stockholm, SwedenFor more information seewww.designandhealth.comor contact [email protected] A SALUTOGENIC CHILDREN'S HOSPITALResearch on the salutogenic direction highlights the impact of architecture that inspires the designer and planner toward designing for a healthy society and an environm...

Authors:Mary E. Tyson, MS, CCLSManager, Clinical Strategy,Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, [email protected] G. Blickman,MD, PhD, FACR, FAAPProfessor and Vice ChairmanDepartment of Imaging SciencesUniversity of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, USAHealthManagement Editorial Board [email protected] FOR IMPLEMENTING OR EXPANDING SERVICESA child...

Authors:Fabio Paolicchi, PhD, RTDepartment of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of Pisa, [email protected] Negri, RTMacerata Hospital ItalyFilippo Miniati, RTDepartment of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of Pisa, ItalyIMAGING CHILDREN, GENTLYThe number of radiological examinations performed yearly all over the world has significantly increased in the...

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 Gently®...

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 serviceINTERVIEW WITH KATE PARKES, Radiology Clinical Systems Manager at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital Birmingham Children’s is one of the leading pediatric sp...

Imaging Insights

Author:KLAS ResearchOrem, UT USA+1-800-920-4109www.klasresearch.comARE 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.   KLAS Research has released...

Authors:Dr. Bo LiPGY-3 Radiology ResidentMount Sinai St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital CenterNew York, NY [email protected] Nolan KagetsuProgram Director and Vice ChairmanMount Sinai St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital CenterNew York, NYUSAIntroduction A Japanese Samurai carried seven tools with him in preparation for battle. This historic tradition was modernised by Japanese businessman Kaoru Ishikawa, who...

Author:Nevra Elmas, MDProfessor and Chair of RadiologyEge University Medical SchoolDepartment of RadiologyIzmir, TurkeyHealthManagementEditorial Board [email protected] 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 quality as their goal, and make it part...

Authors:Dr. Wolf SchweitzerForensic PathologistUniversity of Zurich Institute of Forensic MedicineZurich, [email protected] Dr. med. Michael ThaliDirectorUniversity of Zurich Institute of Forensic MedicineZurich, SwitzerlandDipl. Ing., Robert BreitbeckSurveying EngineerUniversity of Zurich Institute of Forensic MedicineZurich, SwitzerlandDr. Garyfalia Amp...

Authors:Prof. Elisabeth Schouman-ClaeysHead of RadiologyBichat HospitalParis, FranceHealthManagement Editorial Board [email protected] Olivier ClémentGeorges Pompidou European HospitalParis, FranceInherent in any technique of direct opacification (e.g. angiography), the injection of a contrast medium is common during routine examinations such as CT and MRI. The advantage...

Authors:Prof. Olivier ClémentGeorges Pompidou European HospitalParis, [email protected] Elisabeth Schouman-ClaeysHead of RadiologyBichat HospitalParis, FranceHealthManagement Editorial Board memberWhy did we settle for creatinine, abandoning the Cockcroft formula and express renal function in glomerular filtration rate estimated by the MDRD formula? Creatinine is not good at estimating...

Authors:Dr. Demosthenes D. CokkinosRadiology DepartmentEvangelismos HospitalAthens, GreeceDr. Eleni G. AntypaRadiology DepartmentEvangelismos HospitalAthens, GreeceDr. Ploutarchos N. PiperopoulosRadiology DepartmentEvangelismos HospitalAthens, GreeceUltrasound (US) contrast agents are used extensively worldwide. In order to moderate their application, a first set of guidelines for contrast enhanced...

In Focus

Author:ECRIECRI Institute29 Broadwater RoadSuite 104 Welwyn Garden CityAL7 3BQ United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 1707 831001Fax +44 (0)1707 [email protected] 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 been hard to quantify, newly published empirical...

Interventions

Author:Dr. Franco OrsiDirectorUnit of Interventional RadiologyEuropean Institute of OncologyMilan, ItalyThe 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. Invasive local treatments are very...

Cardio Spotlight

Authors:Randy Yeh MD,Akash Shah MD,Saravanan Krishnamoorthy MD,and Morris Hayim [email protected] York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia University Medical CenterNew York, NY, USAChest 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 studies have reported suspected coronary artery...

Management Matters

Authors:Dr. Victor HerdeiroChairman of the Board of DirectorsUnidade Local de Saúde de MatosinhoMatosinhos, [email protected] Beatriz DuarteExecutive Member, Board of DirectorsUnidade Local de Saúde de MatosinhoMatosinhos, PortugalThe Balanced Scorecard Belonging to an organisation is like being on a journey. We have to ask some essential questions: Where are we? Where...

IT Intelligence

Author:Tim WilliamsInternational Healthcare Security andPrivacy Consultant & (ISC)2 VolunteerGlobal 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 systems each person is likely to receive...

Perspectives

Interviewee:Prof. Nicolas GrenierPresident, European Society of Molecularand Functional Imaging in RadiologyProfessor of RadiologyUniversity of BordeauxChief, Diagnostic Imaging andInterventional RadiologyPellegrin Hospital Group,University Hospital BordeauxBordeaux, FranceThe European Society of Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiology (ESMOFIR) was founded in 2010 to provide a scientific forum...

Compass

Authors:Harry CaytonChief ExecutiveDouglas BiltonResearch and Knowledge ManagerProfessional Standards AuthorityLondon, UKwww.professionalstandards.org.ukA 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), and the Berwick (National Advisory Group on the...


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