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RAD-AID International and Global Health Radiology

2017 07 May

RAD-AID is a non-governmental organisation with a mission to promote radiology in global health with emphasis on sustainability through education.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 3-4 billion people are at risk for widespread loss and death that could be treated or avoided if radiology was available. Additionally, 6.3 million... Read more

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Radiology Education Goes Mobile: What's Changed?

2017 07 May

Mobile devices are used by most students, residents and radiologists in everyday life. They allow fast and convenient access to all internet resources and to data stored on the devices. Entire bookshelves of information can be transported easily and are at the device user’s fingertips. The interactivity of mobile devices allows new techniques of knowledge presentation... Read more

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Radiology Reports: Radiologist vs. Referring Clinician

2017 02 May

Sound physician communication is a critical component of quality care delivery. Certain words and phrases carry different meanings for radiologists and clinicians, thus care must be taken to compose a radiology report that accurately conveys the opinion of the interpreting radiologist, according to a study published in the journal Current Problems in... Read more

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Value-added Activities in Radiology

2017 02 May

Value-based medical care has been the mantra of the U.S. Affordable Care Act. According to a new study, breast imaging radiologists dedicate a significant amount of their time to value-added activities to help improve patients’ experience across the continuity of their care. The findings are reported in the journal Cancer Control.    As the healthcare... Read more

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Online Tool 'Annotates' Radiology Reports for Lay Readers

2017 25 Apr

  Radiology reports often contain medical jargon that is difficult for patients to interpret and understand. New research shows that an online system that provided definitions and illustrations of the medical and technical terms in radiology reports has potential to improve patients’ understanding of their reports and their diagnoses. The finding is... Read more

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Radiology in Paediatric Oncology – an Update

2017 16 Apr

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

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Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

2017 11 Apr

Emerging technologies – such as machine learning and data analytics – will provide enormous opportunities for radiologists to augment and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients, according to a report to appear in Journal of the American College of Radiology. The report urges radiologists to maintain an active role in guiding the... Read more

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Key Principles in Aviation Applicable to Radiology

2017 21 Mar

Key principles of aviation safety – including “big picture” tactical training, the use of checklists, and teamwork – could be adapted to meet the challenges facing the practice of radiology, according to an article in Journal of the American College of Radiology. "Although there are differences in our professions, by adopting proven techniques from... Read more

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Mentorship - Key to Ensuring the Future of Radiology

2017 13 Mar

Mentoring is an important component of academic medicine, yet it is not specifically emphasised in radiology training, according to a review to appear in the journal Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Researchers found that many academic radiology departments in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere do not have formal mentoring programmes for medical... Read more

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2017 25 Feb

For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of value-based imaging could be regarded as a new one. So far it is sill mostly based on reimbursement according to volume of radiological services. But this situation has to be changed rapidly. During the last years our government has taken a course to promote preventive and high-technology... Read more