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Improving Radiology Reporting, Information Systems & PACS: Optimisation, Imaging Networks & Sharing & the Integration of AI

Friday 13 Nov 2020


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This conference focuses on the important issue of improving radiology reporting turnaround times and the development of Radiology Information Systems and PACS to ensure optimisation, support the move towards imaging networks and ensure integration of Artificial Intelligence into workflow. The national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England by the Care Quality Commission found huge variation in radiology reporting highlighting trusts that had backlogs of 33,400 unreported images (the oldest images had been waiting to be reported for eight months). The conference will also include an update on the role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Reporting following the RCR statement that “In the future, New technologies, machines learning and AI will play a significant role in radiology reporting”, and the development of diagnostic imaging networks as outlined in the NHS England Long Term Plan, which states that “By 2023, diagnostic imaging networks will enable the rapid transfer of clinical images from care settings close to the patient to the relevant specialist clinician to interpret.” The afternoon will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Radiology and Medical Imaging and the integration of AI into digital systems at an NHS Trust and Network level. 

“Imaging services have evolved and transformed over the last 30 years, both to keep pace with new technology and to support the evolution of new diagnoses and treatments. With ever increasing demands, an ageing population and an increase in the complexity of imaging examinations radiology services have already started to develop innovative approaches to meeting some of those challenges.”

NHS Improvement November 2019

“The lack of image-sharing across hospitals is leading to reporting backlogs and delays and harm to patients… IT specifications and procurement will be absolutely key.”

Dr Caroline Rubin RCR Vice President for Clinical Radiology Nov 2019

 This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are working to improve radiology reporting turnaround times and safety

• Reflect on the NIODB development of National Standards for Radiology Report Turnaround Times

• Learn from outstanding practice in radiology reporting

• Reflect on national developments and learning from the Imaging Networks

• Improve the way you monitor radiology reporting turnaround times, use key performance indicators to monitor reporting times

   effectively, ensure board oversight and manage and escalate backlogs

• Reflect on the use of Technological advances in reporting and Artificial Intelligence

• Identify how digital imaging and the effective use of PACS and RIS can support improvement in turnaround times

• Explore the role of the reporting radiographer

• Ensuring patients safety and board oversight 

• Identify key strategies for safe insourcing and outsourcing

• Understand the legal implications of backlogs, unreported images and staff competence in reporting

• Self assess and reflect on your own practice

• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

• Network with colleagues who are working to improve imaging practice through RIS, PACS, Imaging Networks and AI 

• Learn from outstanding practice in implementation of Radiology Information Systems 

• Understand the role of RIS and PACS in supporting the sharing of images through imaging networks 

• Ensure optimisation of digital imaging systems 

• Develop your skills in integration of AI into workflow

• Identify key strategies for using AI to separate radiology studies into normal and abnormal categories alerting radiographers to urgent    

   findings at the point of acquisition and helping clinicians prioritise workloads and reduce reporting backlogs

• Learn from case studies

Chairs and Speakers Include:

Dr Peter Rowlands

Consultant Radiologist
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Qaiser Malik

Royal College of Radiologists
Member of the Clinical Radiology Professional Learning and Development Committee

Dr Stephen Fenn

Consultant Radiologist
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or a virtual booth, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience on-site and virtually 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for virtual & hybrid exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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