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 Development an

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 health

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. These h

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 features

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 patient

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 the

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 a four

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 radiologi

Authors Val Challen Educational Executive Officer European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) Hon. Senior Lecturer Salford University, UK Hon. Research Fellow, University of Cumbria, UK Dorien Pronk-Larive Chief Executive Officer European 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

Author Prof. Dr. Mathias Goyen University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany [email protected] This 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 Pr

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 satisfaction o

Tech Horizons

Author Dr. Gideon Praveen Kumar Industry Analyst, Medical Technologies Frost and Sullivan Introduction The 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 fo

Cirse 2011: Interventional Radiology at the Fore

Author Ciara Madden Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Vienna, Austria This 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 mana

Author Adam McLean Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Vienna, Austria CIRSE'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 systemi

Authors Ciara Madden Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Vienna, Austria Prof. Klaus Hausegger Interventional Radiologist, General Hospital Klagenfurt, Austria Tochi Ugbor Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe Vienna, Austria Research aimed at increased understanding of stroke and its therapy has made huge strides, but the attendant tim

Authors Adam McLean Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Vienna, Austria Prof. Klaus Hausegger Interventional Radiologist General Hospital Klagenfurt Austria As 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 oncolog

Country Focus: Medical Imaging in Romania

IntervieweeProf. Dragos Negru President Romanian Society for Radiology & Medical Imaging also, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr.T.Popa" Iasi lasi, Romania [email protected] Please 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 w

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 techniqu

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