Editorial

Have you ever wondered how the same issue looks from different perspectives? Screening for coronary artery disease processes large volumes of images, using skills across different departments. In this issue we look at the challenges in this process from the viewpoint of three key decision-makers: the radiologist; the cardiologist; and the hospital manager. Each has a unique set of problems to resolve...

Partner News

A uthors :  P rof . D r H ans B lickman , P rof . D r J arl J akobsen E mails : J . BLICKMAN @ RAD . UMCN . NL , JARL . JAKOBSEN @ RIKSHOSPITALET . NO   Under the leadership of Professors Krestin, Ringertz, Dixon and others, an attempt has been made since 2000 to see if we, Europe-based academic radiology

Theme The theme for this year is ‘Current Trends and Future Priorities’. The programme promises a varied view of the future directions of management. Invited speakers include several members of the editorial board of IMAGING Management: Iain W. McCall; Johan Blickman; Jarl A. Jakobsen; Nicola Strickland; and Henrik Thomsen.   Sessions The conference presentations are on the...

C ontact :  D r A ntonio S antoro E MAIL : MIR @ EWGMR . ORG W EBSITE : WWW . EWGMR . ORG   Workshop on Management in Radiology, XIIth Edition 5-7 January 2006, Bad Hofgastein, Austria. Supported by: GE Healthcare, Guerbet, Schering   T opic - Internal and External Networking This year’s w

News

A uthor :  H elicia H erman T itle : E ditor E uropean A ffairs E mail : EUROPE @ EMCEUROPE . COM The Employment Council meeting in Luxembourg on 2 June 2005 has been unable to reach agreement on the draft working time directive (see IM, issue 2/2005), and no vote was taken on the proposal. The proposal put...

A uthor : R ory W atson E mail : RORYWATSON @ SKYNET . BE This article summarises the provisions for health, which will be introduced by the new constitutional treaty, if ratified. It also explains possible reasons for the French ‘no’ vote and how this reasoning is observed in other political debates at a European level, which also impact...

European Institutions

A uthor : H eliecia H erman T itle : E ditor E uropean A ffairs E mail : EUROPE @ EMCEUROPE . COM   Presenting the EU´s Executive Body and Working The European Commission is the European Union´s executive body and fulfils its day-to-day tasks. Its official seat is in Brussels (Belgium), although it also has...

I nterviewee :  P eter A rlett T itle : P rincipal A dministrator at the P harmaceuticals U nit , DG E nterprise and I ndustry E MAIL : PETER . ARLETT @ CEC . EU . INT   National or European groups. If the Commission needs to prioritise its work, it prioritises demands from European gro

DG Enterprise & Industry Commissioner Günter This DG is responsible for EU policy on: • pharmaceuticals • medical devices • tissue engineering.   Examples of EU legislation in these fields are: • The proposal for a regulation on medicines for children (see also ICU Management Summer 2005) • A regulatory framework on human tissue engineered products, curre...

Cover Story

A uthor :  J ens B remerich , MD T itle : D epartment of   R adiology , U niversity H ospital B asel E mail : JENS . BREMERICH @ UNIBAS . CH R eferences are Available at EDITORIAL @ IMAGINGMANAGEMENT . ORG   A hundred years ago fluoroscopy was the only imaging modality for the hear

A uthors :  J ens B remerich , MD; G eorg B ongartz , MD T itle : D epartment of R adiology , U niversity H ospital B asel E mail : JENS . BREMERICH @ UNIBAS . CH R eference are Available at EDITORIAL @ IMAGINGMANAGEMENT . ORG   Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading c

A uthors : M ichael J. Z ellweger , P eter T. B user T itle : D epartment of C ardiology , U niversity H ospital B asel E mail : MZELLWEGER @ UHBS . CH , BUSERP @ UHBS . CH R eference are Available at EDITORIAL @ IMAGINGMANAGEMENT . ORG   Cardiovascular disease is the leading...

A uthors :  M athiys G oyen , Jorg F. D ebatin T itle : U niversity M edical C enter H amburg -E ppendorf E mail : GOYEN @ UKE . UNI - HAMBURG . DE   Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in Western nations. To date, conventional coronary angiography (CA) rema

A uthor : E dward S usman E mail : E DWARDSUSMAN @ CS . COM Stockholm, Sweden - A new study by Swiss doctors and economists indicates that hospitals may be able to save money by restricting which patients are eligible for drug-eluting stents – devices that remarkably reduce post-angioplasty events, but also cost thousands of Euros more than...

Feature

A uthor :  D r R. C lements T itle : C onsultant Radiologist , R oyal G went H ospital E mail : RICHARD . CLEMENTS @ GWENT . WALES . NHS . UK R eference are Available at EDITORIAL @ IMAGINGMANAGEMENT . ORG Imaging has always been an important part of the diagnostic investigation of urinary tract disease....

ECRI Healthcare Product Comparison

A uthor :  J ason L aunders , MS C T itle : M edical P hysicist , ECRI E mail : JLAUNDERS @ ECRI . ORG   ECRI E urope W eltech C entre , R idgeway , W elwyn G arden C ity , H erts AL7 2AA, UK T el : +44 (0)1707 871511 F ax : +44 (0)1707 393138

‘Letter from America’

Orthopedic physicians who buy in-office imaging equipment are often tarred with the self-referral brush by radiology professionals worried about losing turf in musculoskeletal imaging. But in many cases, orthopods who install their own MRI scanners turn to radiologists - in particular teleradiology services - for assistance in reading musculoskeletal exams. Orthopedic practices are installing in-office...

Country Focus - The UK

A uthor : R uth I vory T itle : M anaging Editor , Imaging M anagement E mail : EDITORIAL @ IMAGINGMANAGEMENT . ORG More than 90% of healthcare in Great Britain is provided by the National Health System (NHS). The remaining healthcare provision is from independent practitioners and hospitals.   The NHS is run by Ce...

A uthor :  P rof . J anet H usdand T itle : P resident of the R oyal C ollege of R adiologist E mail : ENQUIRIES @ RCR . AC . UK The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is an independent professional body for radiologists and is separate from the National Health System.   Objectives and Ac

A uthor :  T om D avis T itle : M arketing & F undraising M anager , B ritish I nstitute of R adiology E mail : TOM . DAVIS @ BIR . ORG . UK W ebsite : WWW . BIR . ORG . UK The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is unique in the UK as a multidisciplinary radiological organisati...

A uthor :  D r P aul D ubbins T itle : C ons R adiology , P lymouth H ospitals NHS T rust E MAIL : P AUL .D UBBINS @ PHNT . SWEST . NHS . UK   Managing a department of clinical radiology has never been more challenging. There has always been the risk of being reviled by both sides: by management for respondin

A uthor :  D r G iles M askell T itle : C onsultant R adiologist E mail : GILES . MASKELL @ RCHT . CORNWALL . NHS . UK   A normal day in CT. Several outpatients waiting in the waiting room drinking their oral contrast. Some were given their diagnosis of cancer in a clinic a month ago and have been waiting for staging investigat

My Opinion

Jarmo Reponen In this issue we speak with Dr Jarmo Reponen, the newly-elected President of EuroPACS.   Can I Ask You to Tell Us a Little About Yourself and Your Experience in the Field of Imaging? I am a radiologist working as a head of department at Raahe Hospital, Finland. I also work part time as a research manager at FinnTelemedicum, which is a centre for e-Health and...


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