Entries by TMC

TMC’s new Head of Academy is here and he has plans

TMC’s new Head of Academy, Ricard Robledo has arrived at an exciting time for TMC – and for The Academy in particular. Our courses are continuing to prove a popular way of gaining experience, expertise and qualifications in a way that fits with the busy and demanding lives of radiologists. Our e-learning platforms are proving […]

Steering a path towards integrated diagnostics

Imagine trying to describe a flower by looking at a black and white photo. You can probably make a good guess of the structure, but without adding colour into the picture you could miss vital information about the subject you are studying. In medicine, something akin to this is driving calls for more integrated diagnostics. […]

TMC’s carbon offset project “takes root” at Finca Dalmau

Business can no longer stand apart from society and increasingly, the best businesses recognise that we all have a role to play in influencing behaviour and behaving responsibly. For us all to thrive in a connected world, we need to be aware of the consequences of our actions and work to minimise our impact on […]

Could teleradiology give structured reporting a boost?

The case for structured reporting, where radiologists submit findings according to a standardised template, continues to grow stronger. In January’s American Journal of Roentgenology, for example, a study on MRI reporting concluded that “all neurologists could understand lesion load significantly more often when reading structured versus non-structured reports.” The finding adds to a growing body […]

Radiology speech recognition gets brainier

Speech recognition, which has long been seen as a valuable aid to radiology, is getting smarter. Recent months have seen increasing moves to couple speech recognition with artificial intelligence (AI) so machines don’t just hear what you are saying, but understand you, too. Nuance, the speech recognition market leader whose Speechmagic software is bundled with […]

Opinion: heeding the RCR’s capacity calls

By Dr. George McInnes, Consultant Radiologist at Poole Hospital As we all know, capacity challenges seem to be an ongoing feature of the European radiology scene. Far from nearing a resolution, though, in some markets the situation appears to be getting worse. Perhaps nowhere is this more the case than in the National Health Service (NHS) […]

Industry news: teleradiology by the numbers

If accuracy and efficiency are two of the most important requirements for a modern radiology service, new figures from Telemedicine Clinic shows teleradiology can offer them both in spades. In 2017, the company was dealing with up to around 500 on-call scans a night, with up to 95% of readings being performed within an hour. […]

Radiology lives: the ultimate spineless patient

A computer tomography (CT) team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) faced an unusual challenge as part of a nano-CT project discussed in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year: they had problems seeing the patient, let alone the scan. That’s because the CT in question was of a velvet worm or […]

It’s official: fatigue affects results in teleradiology

We all know the challenges of our profession. We hold people’s lives in our hands every day, and clinical accuracy and excellence are vital in everything we do – there is too much at stake for it to be any other way. That’s why TMC has always attached such great importance to its procedures, its […]

27% improvement in radiology reporting efficiency: sound good?

At the end of last year, we reported on a trial of TMC’s Collaborative Diagnostic Network (CDxN) in Sweden. It resulted in five hospitals in the Västra Götaland Region (VGR) improving radiology reporting efficiency by 27% after setting up an IT network to share magnetic resonance (MR) body cases across all the subspecialists. Discrepancy levels […]