emrad news and updates

Teaching and Training Day - 20th June 2017News

Posted by tim taylor Thu, May 18, 2017 12:25:15

EMRAD Regional Teaching and Training Day - Tuesday 20th June 2017, to be held at EMRAD base in Loughborough

We are running another Regional Training Event following a very successful one held earlier this year in January.

However, due to limited places, attendance is on a first come first served basis.

AW Advanced Reconstruction/Analysis – Meeting Room 1:31

6 Attendees per session; 1 per workstation

09.30-12.30 – General session

12.30-16.00 – Advanced session

UVWeb - Board Room 1:12

8 Attendees per session; 2 per workstation

09.30-12.30 – General Session

12.30-16.00 – Advanced session

The day will include refreshments and a light lunch, please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Each session will attract 3 hours of CPD.

If you have specific learning requirements for either the UVWeb or AW products, please let us know and we will work with the trainers to provide suitable cases for your session.

Please contact the following to book a place on any of the above:

Jeannie Robinson-O’Neill at Jeannie.Robinson-O'Neill@nuh.nhs.uk


Penny Storr at penny.storr@nuh.nhs.uk

Breast tomosynthesis training daysNews

Posted by tim taylor Fri, December 16, 2016 13:27:57

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The Breast Education Centre at the Nottingham Breast Institute (NBI) is now able to offer hands-on image interpretation on many of their courses. Delegates now have access to workstations running the recently released SenoIris software from GE Healthcare. The first course to offer the chance to use this exciting new facility will be the Image Interpretation and Reporting course 20-22 February 2017.

Radiologist and radiographers attending the Tomosynthesis and Contrast Enhanced Mammography study days will benefit from an individual workstation equipped with GE Healthcare’s SenoIris software providing the ideal platform for viewing these advanced mammography applications. NBI's Tomosynthesis study days are designed to provide the required minimum reading experience to fulfill the NHS Breast Screening Programme training requirements for those new to Tomosynthesis interpretation.

For more information, please visit their website www.nuh.nhs.uk/nottinghambreastinstitute or contact the education team nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

New Care Models Vanguard supportNews

Posted by tim taylor Thu, December 15, 2016 17:23:25

Blog imagehttps://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/12/vanguard-funding/

We are really pleased to be able to continue working within the New Care Models process as an Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard into 2017/2018.

The support we have received so far has enabled us to work much faster and at much greater depth, than we had originally anticipated. The announcement that this will continue for us into 2018, is very welcome.

Of course financial support is always useful, but the support we can access through the NCM process in terms of skill, expertise and backing at national level is of even greater value to us as a consortium. We will be able to keep up the pace of change, and to deliver realistic and sustainable solutions for service delivery in diagnostic imaging, with the aim of improving services for clinicians and outcomes for patients.

This support will also allow us to strengthen and develop our models for working as a collaborative consortium. We think this is a model with real long-term value and which will readily transfer into other areas of shared clinical and operational interest. When set against the extreme challenges we all face in the wider NHS, working together across traditional boundaries is not an option; it is a necessity.

EMRAD@NHS Providers 29/30 Nov 2016News

Posted by tim taylor Mon, November 21, 2016 11:55:50

Blog imageIf you're planning on attending the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham on 29th and 30th November, and you'd like to find out more about our consortium or what we're doing as a New Care Models Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard, come to the NHS England stand for more information.
We'll be on the stand itself all morning on 30th November but will be at both days of the conference, and the NHS England team will have our contact details if you want to meet up at another time during the conference.

Teaching and Training day- 31st Jan 2017News

Posted by tim taylor Mon, November 21, 2016 10:57:00

Blog imageEMRAD regional Teaching and Training day- Tuesday 31st January 2017, to be held at EMRAD base in Loughborough.

One of the key benefits of working as a collaborative consortium, is our size. We can do things together that wouldn't make sense to do individually. As such, we are planning to run regular cross-region teaching and training days to ensure that everyone- new starters, those who would like a refresher, or those wanting to hone their advanced skills- can get the best from the technical system in place.

The first of these days will be held on Tuesday 31st January and will be split into two parts, one from 0930-1230 and one from 1300-1600- with two sessions running side-by-side.

One session will be a masterclass in advanced image reconstruction, led by one of GE’s international AW experts. The intended audience is consultant radiologists or senior trainees who use AW in their daily workflow. This will be based around hands-on case manipulation with expert tuition. There will be as close to 1:1 workstation access as possible, with opportunity to work on cases specific to radiologists’ needs – we will anonymise and import specific exemplar cases ahead of time if these are provided, for example.

In order to keep this as a masterclass, numbers will be strictly limited to 4 per session = 8 total for the day

The other session will focus on UVweb, with the aim of allowing users to get properly under the hood of what UVweb is capable of doing as a viewer. This session will be led by GE’s PACS senior training team. The intended audience is anyone who uses UVWeb and wants to become more accomplished; this would be an ideal session for recent starters, those wanting to develop superuser skills, and could include reporting radiographers etc. There will be 1:3- 1:4 workstation access with plenty of opportunity for hands-on.

In order to keep the session interactive and practically useful, numbers will be strictly limited to 8 per session = 16 total for the day

The day will include refreshments and a light lunch. CPD will be available.

The day is open to any EMRAD consortium Trust staff member who uses UVWeb or AW in their workflows. There will be no cost to attendees. In order to ensure that sessions aren't wasted, if you register to attend but subsequently do not attend on the day without reason, a charge will be made back to your Trust.

For further information, or to register an interest in attending, please contact events@emrad.org or speak to one of the emrad team on 01509 225421.