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Grassroots journalism shining a light on all things #radiology

Make sure you follow us on instagram @Rad.Cast and find us on twitter @Radcastpodcast for the latest updates.
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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! Omnya will be running her own "Radiology Success" interview course at The Whittington Hospital in London in January which we definitely recommend. Find out more at Radiologysuccess.com.
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.
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