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#UKRC2015: What’s New in Breast Imaging and Minimally Invasive Therapies

2015 01 Jul

Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography is a technique used at the Nottingham City Hospital in the UK, and consultant radiologist Eleanor Cornford summarised their experiences in a talk at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool this week. It has proved easy to use and fits in well to the workflow of their busy new referrals clinic. It has the advantage of providing... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Are Advanced Radiographers Fulfilling the Role?

2015 01 Jul

Two surveys on advanced radiography practice, presented at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool this week, provided a view of current work patterns in the UK. Sue Rimes, principal radiographer, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, in a survey of CTC (computed tomography colonography) radiographers found that radiographers were most often responsible for carrying... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Outsourcing - Don’t Neglect Responsibility

2015 01 Jul

While outsourcing imaging services can speed up patient access and maintain timely patient treatment, it does not mean that the organisation doing the outsourcing should neglect their responsibilities for communication and governance. Julie Stevens, Clinical Specialist in Radiation Protection, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, spoke about the governance... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Keep Calm and See the Duty Radiologist

2015 30 Jun

A rota of duty radiologists to handle queries is a highly efficient triage system that offers a beneficial service to clinicians and saves radiologists’ time by protecting their work environment, according to a study presented at UKRC 2015 by Dr. Laura Nash, University Hospital of South Manchester. At the University Hospital the duty radiologist system... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Simple Solutions for Voice Recognition Errors

2015 29 Jun

Voice recognition is a key element of the digitised radiology workflow. However, voice recognition errors do happen. The extent of VR errors and suggestions for improvement were the subject of two presentations at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool this week. John O Airlie, NHS Borders, reported on a retrospective audit he did on the accuracy of voice recognition... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Higher Value Imaging According to Muir Gray

2015 29 Jun

The future is in our hands, according to Professor Sir Muir Gray presenting the Mayneord Lecture at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool today. Clinicians rather than health service commissioners need to be deciding how resources are spent on population imaging. “The future is something we have to imagine, design, plan and construct”, added Gray. Two healthcare revolutions... Read more


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