The Healthy Radiologist: Managing sleep on overnight shifts
March 12, 2015 -- In the second article in her series on how radiologists can stay healthy, Dr. Stacey Funt discusses the importance of a good sleep strategy when performing shift work, such as overnight call. Radiologists have different approaches to managing their sleep cycle when doing overnight shifts -- the key is to find one that works for you.
How to get work-life balance right -- and not just for women
March 10, 2015 -- Do you want to have a great job without abandoning thoughts of enjoyable hobbies and spending time with family? Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, a neuroradiology professor and section chief of MRI at the University of Munich, Germany, offers some practical tips on achieving work-life balance.
Video from ECR 2015: Nicola Bedlington on finding the human touch
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Think more deeply about your patients and how you communicate imaging results to them. That's the advice of Nicola Bedlington, secretary general of the European Patients' Forum, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board
March 6, 2015 -- Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims based on medical malpractice, according to a presentation on Friday at ECR 2015 in Vienna. Radiologists can increase their awareness and knowledge of malpractice risks, as well as identify strategies that reduce the problems leading to malpractice litigation.
Screening sweet spot key for personalized medicine
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - "Personalized medicine" is quickly becoming overused, with many institutions even starting to rebrand themselves using the phrase. It's often associated with genomics, but that's a mistake; instead, radiologists should focus on hitting a screening sweet spot, according to a presentation at ECR 2015.
Is radiology making use of social media?
March 5, 2015 -- Social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized how people communicate with each other -- and how organizations reach consumers. So is radiology utilizing these tools as it seeks to reinvent itself from a volume-based field to a value-based one?
ACR reboots annual meeting with focus on leadership
March 5, 2015 -- With the launch this spring of its "new and improved" annual meeting, the American College of Radiology (ACR) hopes to inspire its members to take on active leadership roles in their communities and practices. And leadership doesn't only mean serving as the chair of one's practice or board.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Nicola Strickland on radiology's future
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - How can radiologists make themselves future-proof and indispensable? Dr. Nicola Strickland, consultant radiologist at London's Hammersmith Hospital, provides some answers in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Decision support in Europe moves ahead with iGuide launch
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - The concept of European-wide clinical decision support for radiology took another step forward at this week's ECR meeting with the official launch of ESR iGuide, a collaboration between the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and U.S. software developer National Decision Support Company.
Federal probe confirms scheduling woes at Phoenix VA
February 27, 2015 -- A federal investigation has confirmed a number of shortcomings in radiology patient scheduling at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Phoenix that was at the heart of a scandal last year over long patient waiting times.