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Building radiology's future: junior doctors as leaders

2019 14 May

Junior doctors today have worked in the NHS through some of its most tumultuous times. Those who commenced their working life in 2016 will have had the start of their careers coincide with the junior doctor strikes , and will now have seen many of their colleagues leave the NHS to work abroad, on a temporary, or indeed, on a permanent basis; however,... Read more

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2018 17 Jul

The National Health Service (NHS) was created to provide medical care for all, free at the point of use. Now 70 years old, it is a national treasure under intense strain, battling to provide the best modern medicine to an ever-growing, ageing UK population.   Both radiology and clinical oncology are vital to the health service. Most patient diagnoses... Read more

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The Future of Radiology in the NHS: Top Topics for ST and Consultant Interviews

2017 11 Dec

Find British Institute of Radiology (BIR) on Social Media      Read more

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UK Cyber-Attack, Radiology Response

2017 24 May

As hospitals in the UK get back to normal service following the recent cyber-attack, radiologists, healthcare IT staff and technologists are taking stock.     The Royal College of Radiologists, the British Institute of Radiology and the trade association, AXREM have issued media statements in response.     Dr Nicola Strickland, President... Read more

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Regional Healthcare Initiatives in the UK: An Opportunity For Silo-Busting & Integrated Diagnostics

2017 02 May

Health authorities in the UK are developing regional initiatives to make significant improvement to health and care. The needs look beyond departmental and organizational boundaries, focusing on the needs of the local population.[1] (These initiatives are called STPs, sustainability and transformational plans). In this article, Chris Scarisbrick,... Read more

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BIR Response to the Announcement of an Increase in Spending by NHS on Radiotherapy Treatment

2016 25 Oct

The BIR welcomes the announcement that the NHS is to spend £130 million on linear accelerator equipment (Linacs) to treat cancer, especially at a time of severe constraints on NHS Trusts’ budgets. Radiotherapy treatment is the most cost effective treatment for cancer as it is able to accurately target the tumour, avoiding healthy tissue. It is often... Read more

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Healing Little Hearts with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 19 Jul

Surgical teams from the UK-based charity Healing Little Hearts are using point-of-care ultrasound to help accelerate recoveries and improve outcomes for paediatric patients with congenital heart defects. Healing Little Hearts provides life-saving heart operations to babies and children across India who would not otherwise have access to treatment,... Read more

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Twice Daily Radiotherapy Halves Treatment Time For Small Cell Lung Cancer

2016 05 Jun

Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks – when combined with chemotherapy – is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread. These results – from a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial presented at the ASCO cancer conference in Chicago – mean patients and doctors... Read more

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The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, UK, Implement Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging

2016 22 Mar

Solution will provide imaging connectivity supporting greater cooperation across main and outlying Trust sites Enterprise Imaging for Radiology  is a completely unified imaging platform that provides image management, reporting, advanced image processing and integration of clinical information. The solution  will support image... Read more

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Chooses Agfa HealthCare Mobile DR Unit

2016 16 Feb

A first-time Agfa HealthCare customer, Trust implements two DX-D 100 + Direct Radiography systems in Burnley & Royal Blackburn Hospitals These are the first mobile direct radiography systems for the East Lancashire Hospitals. The DX-D 100 +  was chosen over competitive systems for robustness, ease of use and image quality. Wireless... Read more