Dear Readers, Imaging departments are an essential component of the patient’s journey and may cross the patient’s path during many stages of their care. This interaction may be relatively straightforward, involving only limited resources or may be complex, requiring input from a number of members of the department and using a variety of equipment. The department’s workload is substantially influenc

Association News

The 11th edition of the annual Management in Radiology (MIR) congress, a professional meeting aimed at leaders, managers and administrators of radiology departments worldwide, was held in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece from Wednesday 29 until Friday 31 October 2008. This year’s edition, led by Chairman Dr. Nicola Strickland, kicked off with its traditional examination of the management challenges con

CIRSE News - Studies Highlight Superiority of Embolisation At the last CIRSE meeting in Rome, Italy, (Sept. 9 - 13) results from two randomised studies comparing hysterectomy and embolisation for treatment of uterine fibroids were presented. The Dutch study (EMMY trial, Prof Reekers, Amsterdam) and the Scottish study (REST trial, Dr Moss, Glasgow) were performed independently. The REST study shows a simi

EU News

Dervla Gleeson Managing Editor IMAGING Management During a presentation at the Portoroz eHealth Meeting, Jean Bergevin (Head of DG Internal Market and Services) addressed a number of important questions regarding the legal context for the provisions laid out by the European Community eCommerce Directive which governs teleradiology. In an interview with IMAGING Management, Mr. Bergevin made a comp

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Contact ECRI Institute Europe, Weltech Centre Ridgeway, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 2AA, United Kingdom [email protected] www.ecri.org.uk ECRI Institute, a non-profit organisation, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research in healthcare to uncover the best approaches to improving patient care. As pioneers in this science for nearly 40 years,ECRI Institu

Cover Story: Leadership & Team Management

Authors Dr. Erika R.E. Denton Consultant Radiologist Department of Radiology Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Norwich, England [email protected] Mrs. Glynis Wivell Radiology Academy Manager Cotman Centre Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Norwich, England [email protected] Ten years ago, the concept of skill mix in UK imaging departments was conceived to addres

Information & Communication the Cornerstones of Success Authors Prof. Caroline Weschke Department of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology German Cancer Research Centre Heidelberg, Germany [email protected] Prof. Christian Thieke Clinical Cooperation Unit Radiation Oncology German Cancer Research Centre Heidelberg, Germany [email protected] In 2006, the German Cancer

How to Optimise Team Performance and Establish a Good Working Culture Author Dr. Richard O. Binswanger School of Leadership Bodensee Munsterlingen Landschlacht, Switzerland [email protected] During my career, I was responsible for radiology at the Kantonsspital Münsterlingen, Switzerland. The department includes diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiooncology. The hospit

Author Dr. Elizabeth Robertson Scottish Government Health Dept Chief Medical Officer, Advisor in Radiology and Consultant Radiologist NHS Grampian Scotland, UK [email protected] Each of us has a different risk profile for adoption of change. Some of us are native risk takers, happy to adopt change without clarity of detail or definite outcomes or specific plans.

Healthcare Economics

Author Dr. Silvia Ondategui-Parra Associate Hospital Director Teknon Medical Center Barcelona, Spain Also, Adjunct Assistant Professor Boston University School of Medicine Boston, US [email protected] Globalisation is characterised by the circulation of goods and services between countries using the criteria of efficiency. Such multilateral agreements between countrie


Interviewee Prof. Guy Frija Chairman Department of Radioogy Georges Pompidou European Hospital Paris, France. What is Your Opinion on the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Radiology? The answer is complex because three kinds of parameters have to be taken into account: on one hand, large imaging manufacturers are mainly conglomerates, while on the other, expenditure on health is re

Author Prof. Christoph U. Herborn Associate Professor of Radiology Director of MRI Medical Prevention Center Hamburg University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany [email protected] In comparison to iodinated contrast media, and with the smaller volumes needed for diagnostic imaging, Gd-based contrast agents (GBCA) have a more favourable renal profile and reduced ne

Special Section on Breast Imaging

Authors Dr Maureen GC Gillan Research Fellow Professor Fiona J Gilbert Roland Sutton Chair of Radiology Division of Applied Medicine School of Medicine & Dentistry University of Aberdeen Aberdeen, UK [email protected] f.... Read more

Authors Dr. Federica Pediconi Dr. Carlo Catalano Prof. Roberto Passariello Dept. of Radiological Sciences University of Rome “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy [email protected] Currently, conventional mammography and ultrasound are standard imaging techniques for detection and evaluation of breast disease and are the primary imaging modalities used in screening women at hi

Industry News

Carestream Infrastructure For R-Bay Project The R-Bay project aims to address the uneven spread of radiologists across member states with the creation of an internal eMarketplace for eHealth services in Europe. Carestream are facilitating the remote reporting of images in Denmark, Finland and the Czech Republic by clinical providers in Estonia, Lithuania and the Netherlands and are working closely with F

Country Focus: Radiology in the United States

Authors Prof. S. Sujanthy Rajaram Assistant Professor of Medicine [email protected] Prof. Carolyn Bekes Professor of Medicine Cooper University Hospital New Jersey, US The United States is the only wealthy industrialised nation without a universal healthcare system, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. It has a mixed syste

Author Prof. Jonathan H. Sunshine Senior Director for Research American College of Radiology Also, Professor (Adjunct) Department of Diagnostic Radiology Yale University [email protected] The US has approximately 30,000 post-training, professionally active radiologists, or about 100 radiologists per million Americans. Approximately 15 - 20% of radiologists are in academic prac

Serving the Radiologic Science Profession in the United StatesAuthor Jake Buehler ASRT Director of Communications American Society of Radiologic Technologists Albuquerque, New Mexico [email protected] As the world’s largest and oldest membership association for medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has had a pro

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