In this episode we speak to Dr Paul McCoubrie, Radiology Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust, about his brilliant new book 'The Rules of Radiology', which is the culmination of a popular long running series that he has been releasing on a personal blog since 2013. Paul tells us about the inspiration behind the book and we pick his brains on the rationale behind some of our favourite rules ranging from the hilarious "Never offer to eat your pants", to the controversial "Never measure anything". This book for should be standard issue for all new radiologists....if you're a serial rule breaker, this episode comes with a trigger warning!
In this episode we speak to Dr Sam Dumonteil and Dr Amy Davis, two of the co-founders of Hexarad, a teleradiology company set up by a group of radiologists who met as registrars on the St George's training scheme. They tell us about the proprietary tech systems that give them a competitive advantage and how they have become the most peer referred teleradiology company through really prioritising the health and well-being of their reporters, even sending everyone a monthly box of healthy snacks! As all of the Hexarad co-founders have "portfolio careers", we also discuss entrepreneurship in Radiology more generally. Please note that the Hexarad scholarship mentioned in this episode has now closed but will re-open next year.
This month we kick off our fellowship review series with Dr Flavius Parvulescu, first year IR consultant at Royal Liverpool Hospital, who spent a year as an IR Clinical Fellow at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto from 2019-2020. We discuss his rationale for doing the fellowship, the application process (which begins two years in advance!), and his day to day experience within a Canadian IR department. We also discuss important lifestyle considerations such as the relatively modest fellow's salary and how he managed to make this work while bringing his wife and two pre-school aged kids along with him! A must listen for anyone considering doing an IR fellowship abroad. If anyone would like any more advice on applying for a Canadian IR fellowship, you can contact Flavius directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @FIavius_P
In this special extended edition of RadCast we speak to Dr Jeanette Dickson, consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre & President of the Royal College of Radiologists. In a wide ranging interview we discuss the shared roots of radiology and clinical oncology; her experience leading the College's COVID response (including how to COVID proof exams); the workforce crisis; diversity in the workforce, mental health and much more. Keep a listen out for some "RadCast exclusives" including the RCRs long overdue appointment of a public relations person to push agenda for radiology and clinical oncology to the media and politicians.
In this episode we chat to Ward Detwiler, President and CEO of Spin Tech, an MRI technology company specialising in advanced neuroimaging. He discusses several of the groups projects trying to realise the true potential of MRI including their flagship STAGE protocol which provides super-fast comprehensive brain imaging complete with quantitative analysis of biomarkers that has the potential to be used for anything from diagnosis of traumatic brain injury to movement disorders.
In this episode we chat to Dr Elizabeth Joekes who is a Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Tropical and Infectious Diseases and Co-Founder of the charity Worldwide Radiology. She shares experiences from her eventful career which has taken her from IR in the Netherlands, to Head of a radiology department in Ghana and now the Liverpool School of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Liverpool. She also tells us about her charity, Worldwide Radiology, and the great work they are doing bringing radiology services and education to resource poor countries. Worldwide Radiology are actively recruiting a broad range of volunteers from radiologists and radiographers to sonographers and biomedical engineers. to find out how you can get involved visit: https://www.worldwideradiology.org/
2021 Clinical Radiology recruitment is now open, so we run through the key dates for your diary, including major COVID related modifications. We also tell you the RadCast Clinical Radiology Application Course (CRAC) and why we feel it is the best course out there to help you secure a number. Check out the course at https://www.radcast.co.uk/courses/CRAC. This episode is sponsored by Mcqbank who we strongly recommend for SRA prep for this year. Use the discount code radcast6m for a 10% discount on a 6 month subscription.
In this episode we speak to Dr Mat Elameer, who is a radiology trainee in Newcastle with a keen interest in academia and who has recently completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF). He tells us about his positives experiences of the ACF and gives his insight into the ACF application process. We also discuss his Neuroradiology research interests; the difficult balancing act between research and clinical commitments, and why there are so few academic radiologists. Mat is happy to be contacted for queries on academic radiology/ACF at email@example.com
In this episode we speak to Dr Elika Kashef, Consultant Interventional Radiologist and lead for Trauma Imaging at Imperial College Healthcare Trust who gives us a great insight into the exciting and varied worklife of an IR consultant. We discuss turf wars, boosting the number of female IR consultants; whether intervention should split from diagnostic radiology and have its own faculty and much more. An all round brilliant advert for IR!!
In this episode we chat to Elad Walach, in New York, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Tel-Aviv based AI start-up AIDOC. We discuss his transition from AI lead in the Israeli air force to the healthcare space; and the success of AIDOC's 'always on' AI solutions, which led to him being named in the Forbes European 30 under 30 list in Science & Healthcare in 2018. We also discuss AIDOC's contribution to the global COVID response, what the AI community can learn from gaming and Tel Aviv as a tech hub.
In this episode we speak to first year consultants Dr James Hare and Dr Dina Hikmat about their experiences transitioning from being senior trainees. They discuss the pros and cons of doing a fellowship, the step up in workload and responsibility and how to negotiate a great job plan. They also talk about how work life balance actually improves as a consultant and give senior trainees some tips on navigating the transition.
In our first transatlantic interview we discuss AI with Dr Martin Willemink, research lead at Stanford Cardiovascular Imaging group. We cover a range of issues related to medical imaging data from de-identification and labelling to synthetic data and federated learning. We discuss the findings of his international survey of radiologists opinions towards AI; and he tells us about his start-up Segmed, how they aim to solve the data problem in AI, and what its like living and working in Silicon Valley. Special thanks to Merel Huisman and Eusomii for hooking up the interview!
Its been 6 weeks since our first coronavirus episode and we've now felt the full effects in the UK, so we reflect on the impact the pandemic has had on radiology services and our training and our differing fortunes when comes to redeployment.
In this episode of RadCast we discuss the Coronavirus pandemic gripping the world. We consider the effect it is predicted to have on already stretched radiology services and the plans being put in place to tackle what the biggest public health emergency the UK has faced in a generation.
In this episode we get a fascinating insight into this little known niche of medical imaging from qualified dentist, and senior Dental Radiology trainee, Dr Lee Feinberg. He explains why he chose radiology over traditional dental practice; why dental radiologists are well placed to report a range of head and neck studies and how he handles those dreaded lung apices!!!
In this episode we host Dr Elizabeth Dick, Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust, President of the European Society of Emergency Radiology and former President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology. She tells us about the rapidly evolving field of Trauma Radiology; how the rise of violent crime in london has affected the workload at her major trauma centre and reassuringly explains why ultra-low dose CT won't be replacing the primary survey!
In this episode we discuss the radiology speciality application process, due to open in November, with the candidate who ranked number 1 nationally in the application process last year Dr Omnya Ahmed. We cover all you need to know about the SRA, preparing a portfolio, interviews and little tips that can give you that competitive edge. This really is a must listen for anyone applying to Radiology this year!
In this episode we speak to Dr Richard Pullicino, a Consultant Neurointerventionalist at the world renowned Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool. He gives us a fascinating insight into the ultra-specialised world of Neuro-IR and addresses the critical issue of Thrombectomy; the gold standard treatment for large vessel strokes which is only available out-of-hours in a handful of centres in the UK.
In the second of our Aunt Minnie podcasts we sit down with Dr Giles Maskell, former RCR President and regular contributor to Aunt Minnie Europe and BMJ Opinions. We discuss some of the important issues Dr Maskell has raised in his thought-provoking, yet entertaining articles ranging from Radiology errors to department productivity and workplace-based rivalry.
In this first Aunt Minnie Europe podcast recorded at UKIO 2019, we get a rare insight into world of elite sports imaging from Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Dr Gajan Rajeswaran. He tells us about the unique challenges and pressures of providing imaging services for Premier League football and rugby clubs and the added interpersonal skills that are essential in order to succeed in that environment. He also gives a little bit of advice for anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.
In this episode of RadCast, we take a break from our usual format to put out another Ramblings episode where we recap on what's been achieved since our last Ramblings back in October and look forward to what the future has in store for RadCast. We also chat about various issues relevant to Radiology training from subspecialty choices to fellowships and give our tips on how to navigate the dreaded 2A exam!
In this episode of RadCast we sit down for a post-ECR reunion with Philip Ward, a journalist who has been reporting on Radiology for 30 years and who is the current Editor-In-Chief of Aunt Minnie Europe, the largest Radiology community website in the world. He recounts some of the major events he's covered, from the controversies surrounding the award for the Nobel Prize for Clinical MRI in 2003 to the humanitarian efforts of Radiologists during the Kosovo War. He also tells us about the many fascinating characters that he's met in Radiology that have kept him hooked for all these years and he proves once again that in Radiology there truly is a niche for everyone from sports to torture imaging!
Here is the second of our interviews recorded at ECR 2019, this time with Dr Hugh Harvey who is a qualified Radiologist and prominent figure in the world of medical AI and who serves as Clinical Director for the breast imaging AI start-up Kheiron Medical. We spoke about the new AIX event that he was chairing at the conference; how the AI landscape had changed in the 6 months since we last spoke at RCR in September and how Brexit might affect collaboration with European partners.
In the first of our ECR 2019 specials we bring you our interview with Dr Hedvig Hricak who is Chair of Radiology at the world renowned Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) in New York, former RSNA President and ECR Gold medal winner and who was chairing ECR’s inaugural Women In Focus event this year. We discussed how the event came about, the current situation for women in radiology and some of the cutting edge medicine she oversees at MSKCC.
In this month’s episode of RadCast we speak to Dr Caren Landes who is a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist and Clinical Lead at the world renowned Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We discuss what makes Paediatric Radiology so special; her experience of high profile ethical cases in the media and the vital role of the Paediatric Radiologist in identifying non-accidental injury. She also tells us what she had to say to the producers of BBC2’s ‘Hospital’ about making sure they featured Radiology on the show.
In RadCast episode 7 we speak to Dr Christopher Clarke who is a Consultant GI Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals and founder of one of the most popular educational resources amongst Radiology trainees, Radiologycafe.com. We get a fascinating insight into the story behind the website and his vision for the future. We also have a discuss the topic of Radiology and social media.
In RadCast episode 6 we bring you part 2 of our interview with former BSIR President and clinical entrepreneur Professor Peter Gaines. In this part we discuss innovation in Radiology and and whats on the horizon for IR.
In RadCast episode 5 we speak to Professor Peter Gaines, who is an interventional radiologist, former BSIR president, 2013 BSIR Gold Medal winner and Radiology innovator. In the first of our two part interview we discuss his work in establishing the pioneering Sheffield Vascular Institute and collaboration between vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists.
In this episode, we break from our traditional format of guest interviews to recap an eventful first 3 months of RadCast. We also review the new RCR Kaizen e-portfolio, discuss the presence of Radiology in the media and look at what to expect from RadCast over the next few months.
In part 2 of our RCR18 special edition, we talk to Dr Hugh Harvey, Clinical Director at the AI start-up, Kheiron Medical. He is a qualified Radiologist with a wealth of experience in clinical AI in both research and industry and he is a member on the RCR Radiology Informatics Committee. We ask him about the opportunities and challenges in AI and the barriers to widespread adoption. We also get his answer to the all important question...Will AI replace Radiologists?
In this special edition of RadCast we have an interview with the RCR President Dr Nicola Strickland who took time out during the conference to speak to us about what it's like to be president, the workforce crisis and the image of radiology.
In episode 3 of RadCast we speak to Brian Devlin, Deputy Superintendent CT Radiographer at the Royal Liverpool Hospital to get a different perspective on some of the issues surrounding Radiology. He gives us his take on extended Radiographer roles, radiographer workforce pressures and the future of scanning technology.
In episode 2 of RadCast we speak to Dr Sumita Chawla, Consultant Radiologist at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and Training Programme Director for the Mersey School of Radiology. We pick her brains about workforce planning issues, academy style Radiology training, Radiology outreach work abroad & gender equality within managerial positions in the NHS.
In the first episode of RadCast we speak to Dr John Curtis who is a Consultant Radiologist with an interest in chest radiology at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and the Associate Head of School of Radiology for the Mersey Deanery. We discuss how Radiology has changed over the last 20 years, the profile of the specialty and Trauma Radiology.