Radiologists rush to get new skills in three hours

A ground-breaking radiology training concept has garnered interest from locations as far afield as Kenya and Lithuania within a week of being launched.

Ricard Robledo, Business Unit Head at the Telemedicine Clinic Academy said people had rushed to sign up for a series of diagnostic imaging e-training modules that allow general radiologists to pick up vital subspecialist skills in as little as three hours.

The modules combine structured reporting with a real-case imaging viewer that replicates typical reporting scenarios within a web browser, giving radiologists the chance to hone their skills on particular subspecialist areas, Robledo said.

So far, the Academy has published two e-training modules on dementia, prepared by Dr. Nuria Bargallo of Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic, two on lumbar spine cases, by Hospital Clinic’s Dr Laura Oleaga, and two on meniscal tear, by Dr. Petra Kullnig, senior MSK radiologist at Telemedicine Clinic.

More than 20 other new online modules will go live throughout 2019. Each module includes 10 cases and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

“Finding time to acquire new skills or brush up on rusty learning, is a common problem for general radiologists”, said Robledo. “Furthermore, until now there have been few options to deal with the problem, other than taking significant amounts of time out to take appropriate training,”

The Telemedicine Clinic Academy has taken steps to overcome this challenge through the innovative use of technology, Robledo said. “This form of training forms part of the Academy’s wider mission to tackle capacity issues in radiology, and we believe it is unique in the world”, he commented.

  • Telemedicine Clinic’s online diagnostic reporting courses offer practicing radiologists a unique learning and training experience that simulates the reporting clinical practice of radiologists in an online environment. Try an online module now.

 

 

 

 

 

Get a head start on TMC Academy Courses for 2017

TMC has announced its TMC Academy schedule for 2017 and next year, it’s better than ever.

It’s never too early to start planning, especially as we enter a new year, so don’t wait any longer.

Here is a list of our courses for next year – sign up now and get a head start on 2017:

  • 12-13 May – Basic MSK MRI Workshop of the Ankle and Elbow, Gothenburg
  • 9-10 June – 2nd Emergency Radiology Course – Neuroradiological emergencies, Barcelona
  • 11 October – Musculoskeletal US workshop (in conjunction with MRI course)
  • 12-14 October – 5th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI Course, Barcelona
  • 15-17  November – TMC MRI Abdominal and Pelvic Course, Barcelona

For more information, check out our TMC Academy website on academy.telemedicineclinic.com or email Mette on muhd@telemedicineclinic.com

 

UK facing radiology capacity crisis

The UK is currently facing a radiology capacity crisis and there is a chronic shortage of qualified radiologists with the right skills to deal with the rising capacity gap facing the NHS

The Royal College of Radiologists has recognised this and has just set out a clear challenge to our profession. The radiology capacity challenge across the UK and Europe is acute and is now hitting crisis levels. If the profession is going to match this high demand without compromising patient safety, it’s going to have to adapt fast and solve its training problems.  That’s why Telemedicine Clinic set up the TMC Academy last year. TMC Academy aims to provide easy access to true sub specialty expertise, leading to CME accreditation. Better skills and specialist expertise can not only help to improve patient outcomes and productivity but can contribute to reducing some of the current radiology capacity challenges affecting the NHS and other EU healthcare systems.

According to Szabolcs Hetenyi, Head of MSK Radiology at TMC: “When we launched TMC Academy last year, it was really well received, so we’re absolutely delighted to be able to build on its early success. We know the radiology industry in the UK needs qualified radiologists to help to close the radiology capacity gap and that’s exactly why we established TMC Academy. It offers the radiology profession easy access to internationally accredited course modules and in the future, we plan to develop a programme of web based sessions to make access to knowledge even easier”.

TMC’s Chief Executive, Alexander Böhmcker, added. “We’ve always known how busy radiologists are. Time is in short supply and our programme gives them access to some of the most highly regarded professional expertise and a fast track to subspecialty knowledge through interactive, lecture based courses. We hold these sessions in convenient European destinations at a competitive price point and we’d really like to expand and develop this programme as one way of helping to take the pressure off the UK radiology profession, especially in light of the recent concerns expressed by the Royal College of Radiologists”.

And Dr. Mark Awh, President of Radsource, one of the USA’s leading radiology clinical services providers, said: “As both a speaker and an attendee of the 3rd Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI course last year, I was impressed with the diverse mix of lecturers from many countries. Not only was the course well organised but it provided numerous opportunities to interact with the faculty. This was a unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience”.

 

Date Course Location
Nov 3-5, 2016 Emergency Radiology Course, Neurological Emergencies

16 CME credits

Barcelona, Spain
May 12-13, 2017 Basic MSK MRI Workshop of the Ankle and Elbow

Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 12-14, 2017 The 5th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI Course

Barcelona, Spain