Editorial

Dear reader,Much is required of Chairmen in the medical imaging department. The skill range required goes beyond the clinical act, and must also incorporate a diverse variety of managerial attributes that are both as important and as challenging as diagnosing patients. One of these is the ability to manage workload in a way that creates a fair and balanced life for your workforce and reduces the chances...

European News

 "Reform of Financing Secondary Healthcare in Bosnia and Herzegovina" is a project to enhance the efficiency of healthcare services in Bosnia and Herzegovina by implementing a system of provider payments that would create incentives for cost containment and improve provider performance. It is funded by the European Union, represented by the European Commission, Directorate General EuropeAid Develo...

 The final programme for the annual Management in Radiology (MIR) congress, to take place September 29 – 30, 2011 in Nice, France, is available on the association's website (www.mir-online.org). All Chairpersons, Heads of Departments and/or Imaging Sections, Business Managers, Senior Administrators and those concerned with aspects of healthcare economics, investment and workflow management such as...

Association News

The second ever round of European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) exams, a newly developed European-level qualification for competence in interventional radiology, will be held during the coming Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) congress in Munich. As published previously in this journal, EBIR is an important step in the recognition of IR, as it standardises...

 More than 400 participants gathered in Pisa, Italy from April 11 - 15, 2011, for the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) European Connectathon. During the event, which featured a diverse programme of activities in parallel to the primary focus of intensive testing of health information systems, more than 75 companies and institutions conducted over 2,200 tests of IHE integration profiles....

Corporate News

 Philips has launched its new Practix 360 mobile x-ray system, which provides a straight-to-patient radiography system that can be used throughout the hospital setting. The new system is designed to optimise workflow by transporting a mobile x-ray system around a hospital or clinic, to address the issue of access to immobile patients, such as those being treated in the ICU or OR, the Practix 360 f...

Siemens Healthcare has developed a consulting model entitled "Act on Radiology" to help improve workflow in radiology departments. Based on models for industry processes, an expert team from Siemens evaluates the maturity level of clinical processes in a hospital radiology department or radiology practice. For example, the exper ts evaluate the efficiency of workflows from admissions to a completed...

Hologic, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, has announced the first nine U.S. cities for a series of evening events to introduce clinicians to the Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D breast tomosynthesis system and gain hands-on experience with this new technology.The Hologic system is...

IT and medical technology company Sectra has been entrusted with delivering the northernmost PACS in the world. The major Norwegian healthcare region, Helse Nord, is set to use Sectra's solution and the eleven hospitals included in the region will share patient information and radiology images. This will facilitate the efficient use of resources and enhance the quality of care. Helse Nord has signed...

Cover Story

Interviewee Dr. Adrian Brady Dean Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeonsin Ireland and Consultant Radiologist, Mercy University Hospital Grenville Place Cork, Ireland interviewed by: Dervla Gleeson Managing Editor What Prompted Your Research into the Overburdening of Radiologists, Recently Published in Insights into Imaging?For many years, inappropriate measures of radiologist

AuthorsVal ChallenEducational Executive OfficerEuropean Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)Hon. Senior LecturerSalford University, UKHon. Research Fellow, University of Cumbria, UKDorien Pronk-LariveChief Executive OfficerEuropean Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS)Radiographers do not work in isolation but are part of a highly qualified team, contributing to the health and we

AuthorProf. Dr. Mathias GoyenUniversity Medical Center, Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg, [email protected] article provides hints for interviewing prospective employees in a way that complies with anti-discrimination laws and shows sensitivity to the interviewees' backgrounds. It also provides you with guidelines for discharging employees for job-related and nondiscriminatory reasons.Interviewing P...

 A survey comparing workload amongst radiologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and oncologists in the United Kingdom reported the highest level of burnout amongst radiologists. Although it is generally impractical for most trained specialists to simply change their clinical specialty in order to decrease stress levels, identifying the inherent characteristics of the work that lead to work satisf...

Tech Horizons

AuthorDr. Gideon Praveen KumarIndustry Analyst, Medical TechnologiesFrost and Sullivan IntroductionThe market on a European level has been on a growth curve since almost five years now. The growth rates differ across geographies as the rates of adoption, implementation and regulations are not consistent. It is a good sign for the imaging industry in the developing markets on the whole, as the need

Cirse 2011: Interventional Radiology at the Fore

AuthorCiara MaddenCardiovascular and InterventionalRadiological Society  of  Europe (CIRSE)Vienna, AustriaThis year, CIRSE, in collaboration with IMAGING Management, bring you an exclusive preview of some of the highlights of the coming congress. The CIRSE annual meeting has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, introducing a more varied and interactive programme. Although the congress has m

AuthorAdam McLeanCardiovascular and Interventional RadiologicalSociety of Europe (CIRSE)Vienna, AustriaCIRSE's coming annual congress in Munich will explore interventional radiology's growing role in reversing the effects of diabetic complications. Diabetes mellitus is a pandemic of our time. There are more than 220 million people with the illness worldwide and this number is increasing. The systemic...

AuthorsCiara MaddenCardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)Vienna, AustriaProf. Klaus HauseggerInterventional Radiologist, General HospitalKlagenfurt, AustriaTochi UgborCardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of EuropeVienna, AustriaResearch aimed at increased understanding of stroke and its therapy has made huge strides, but the attend

AuthorsAdam McLeanCardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)Vienna, AustriaProf. Klaus HauseggerInterventional Radiologist General Hospital KlagenfurtAustriaAs cancerous cells often spread beyond their site of origin, a whole-body approach to treatment is vital, and multidisciplinary collaboration is the only way to provide the best care. IR began its work in onc

Country Focus: Medical Imaging in Romania

IntervieweeProf. Dragos NegruPresidentRomanian Society for Radiology & Medical Imagingalso,Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T.Popa" Iasi lasi, [email protected] Give Us an Overview of the Department of Radiology Where You Work.Our hospital is the largest in the north eastern part of Romania, with 1,200 beds. In the radiology clinic we...

Interviewee Prof. dr. Sorin M. Dudea University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu HatieganuCluj-Napoca Cluj, Romania [email protected] Why is Ultrasound Growing at Such a Rapid Pace? Is This Equally the Case in Romania as in the Rest of the World, in Your Opinion?Ultrasound is safe, non-invasive, quick, inexpensive and accurate. These reasons are good enough for the growth of any imaging technique....


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