Radiology must learn from the automotive and aviation industries to eliminate errors and improve patient safety. That is the view of Dr. William R. Brody, president of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who delivered Saturday’s W.C. Roentgen Honorary Lecture.
Patients with compressive or entrapment neuropathies of the elbow, forearm, wrist, or hand may go straight to sonographic examination. In skilled hands, ultrasound can produce images that reveal pathology as well as MR images can. But while the diagnosis of a tendon rupture is a relatively simple matter with ultrasound, to assess specific neurological injuries, such as nerve entrapment and compression, the technique requires considerable experience, expertise, and patience, said Dr. Javier Beltran of the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
“I predict that lung radiofrequency ablation is going to be very big indeed,” said Dr. Alice Gillams at the beginning of her two presentations on Saturday examining factors influencing tumor recurrence and incidence of pneumothoraces.