Policies and Guidelines

Medical Practice and Healthcare is about safety and initial principle of 'DO NO HARM'. Radiology in no exception. Safe radiology practice requires awareness of standard guidelines and policies developed by various national and international agencies and radiology regulatory bodies. 

 

Contrast Administration:

Probably the best document on contrast administration has been generated by American College of Radiology. A wonderful and comprehensive document. A must-read for safe practice in radiology involving contrast procedures.

ACR contrast Manual

 

MRI Safety:

Dr Frank Shellock has done pioneering work in the MRI safety. You can refer to his website for all questions on product testing and their safety inside MRI machines. 

http://www.mrisafety.com/index.html 

 

Artificial Intelligence in Radiology:

Dont let them put you to sleep. With AI, radiology jobs are at risk. But jobs are at risk only if you fail to stay relevant and adapt AI to your own advantage. 

Following links are worth reading:

IBM watson imaging review program

GEs new automated breast ultrasound project is worth reading if you are a breast radiologist. 

Aunt minnie explains AI in CT.

 

Dual Energy CT:

Dual energy CT is a revolution in waiting. Learn if you like to stay in game of CT imaging

Dual energy CT in Gout

Dual energy CT in MSK imaging

Dual Energy CT in abdominal imaging

 

Pulmonary embolism Imaging in Pregnancy:

How to plan imaging for PE in pregnancy.

 

Radiology Networks:

Radiology future is adapting into more and more technology base. Growth is exponential. NHS Scotland deserve congratulations to be only country so far who is connected to one PACS network. Thanks to wonderful work by CARESTREAM. 

Within departments, radiology digital integration is being led by European Society of Radiology and HIMSS by Digital Imaging Adoption model (DIAM) assessment.