Join our radiology team at Medica Ireland: A message from Caroline Byrne, Managing Director

Caroline Byrne - Managing Director


Hello from Medica Ireland! As the Managing Director, I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to radiologists who are seeking a fulfilling career opportunity here in Ireland, or from abroad. At Medica, we pride ourselves on fostering a family-like atmosphere while providing expert teleradiology services. Here's why you should consider joining our team:

1. Welcoming recruitment and engagement team:

You will be welcomed by Damien, our Radiology Onboarding & Engagement Manager, who will step you through our radiologist recruitment process. Damien and the engagement team will help you gather the onboarding documents and practicing privileges information ensuring that those very first interactions with Medica are enjoyable and hassle free. They’ll keep in touch with you throughout the first 90 days to make sure the vision outlined in your work plan has been achieved.

2. Dedicated applications team: 

Once onboarded, you will meet Philip and our dedicated Apps team, who are here to support you every step of the way. Whether it’s during initial training or throughout your shifts, our Apps and IT team will ensure you have the necessary support and resources to excel in your role.

3. Expert teleradiology services:

Our teleradiology services are managed by our Teleradiology Manager, Emma, and her team. They are your go-to experts for anything related to your reporting or shifts with us.

4. Flexible hours:

At Medica, we understand the importance of work-life balance. That’s why we offer flexible hours to suit your schedule, with no minimum commitment required. We want you to feel valued and rewarded for your hard work.

5. Variety of reporting options:

Whether you prefer NightHawk, 'On Call' shifts, or day time reporting, we have plenty of opportunities for you. With a wide range of elective, plain film, CT, ultrasound, and MRI sub-speciality reporting, you’ll have plenty of choices to match your interests and expertise.

6. Direct reporting for HSE hospitals:

We have unique direct reporting access for many HSE hospitals on the national PACS system NIMIS. This means no unnecessary workflows or risky workarounds, ensuring a seamless reporting process with the patient at the centre of your focus.

7. High volume of studies:

In 2023 alone, we reported over 400,000 studies, offering abundant opportunities for radiologists at all levels of experience and interest.

8. Quality focus:

Quality is our top priority, and we’re proud of the engagement we have with our radiologists in maintaining high standards. Our discrepancy and clinical governance processes are designed to support both our clients and our radiologists, ensuring the best health outcomes for our patients.

9. On-site work in hospitals:

As part of our managed service approach, we offer on-site work in hospitals so if you’re keen to understand what Ireland has to offer, why not talk to Damien and the Medica Engagement Team about how we can tailor bespoke locum opportunities with teleradiology reporting.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your radiology career and join a supportive team dedicated to excellence, we’d love to hear from you. Explore opportunities with us at Medica Ireland here and be part of our journey towards delivering exceptional healthcare services. Additionally, we will be hosting a lunch event for radiologists to learn more about reporting for Medica during ECR next week. If you would like to join us, please register here.

A day in the life at RSNA: day 3

Dr Rob Lavis - Group Medical Director

Day 3

Today we spent another fruitful morning at the AI stands.

We spoke with TeraRecon about their move into the AI marketplace with a platform that allows access to multiple algorithms from multiple providers. We also discussed new software releases for 2024 where they will launch a new CMR package with enhanced capabilities.

At Circle Cardiovascular Imaging, we viewed their AI enabled cardiac MR and CT packages available on a pay per click, subscription or floating licence agreement. They described easy PACS integration and enhanced workflow with reduced user clicks and automated processing in 20s (GPU) or 2 minutes (CPU) for the CMR package. Dr Timothy Albert, CMO, gave a great talk about the products at the AI theatre.

We caught up with some old colleagues at Collective Minds and MediMaps. We then spent time with the team at Flywheel. They provide an end to end data management and curation platform aimed at facilitating faster workflows in research and development.

After a Greek lunch at the conference dining facility, we signed out and headed for O’Hare airport to go our various ways.

In summary, there is no doubt AI is here to stay and looks set to make huge impacts on workflow efficiencies and reporter experiences. Whilst at Heathrow airport I was politely asked to move aside for an R2-D2 style floor cleaner that then thanked me for my cooperation and moved on. A little bit iRobot and slightly disconcerting. I do not see radiology AI replacing radiologists. I do see it assisting in the growing deficit between imaging growth and radiologist numbers.

So long Chicago and thank you for the memories, the networking opportunities, the knowledge expansion, the music and the pizza!


A day in the life at RSNA: day 2

Dr Rob Lavis - Group Medical Director

Day 2

AI, freezing temperatures and sunrise breakfast.

An early start today for a RadMD and Medica Group breakfast event at the British Consulate General’s residence in Chicago. The Consul General hosts events to promote UK and US business opportunities.

The event was very well attended with representatives from Sectra, Siemens, Annalise ai, RadMag, Takeda,, Lucida Medical, DeepTek, Cerebriu, Merck, Merck Kga, Therapixel, IDX, The Faculty of Radiology of Ireland, Pukka J, Terarecon, Reveal pharma, Qmenta, Reveal DX, i Sono, Medica UK and Ireland reporters, our UK exec team, US team and IK Partners. The Consul General, who’s brother is a radiologist, gave an overview of the work he does. Medica CEO Stuart Quin then gave an overview of Medica globally and our expansion in recent years. I gave a brief summary of opportunities and challenges in AI in practice and Dr Rick Patt of RadMD spoke of the opportunities that AI presented to research reporting.

Some excellent discussions ensued over breakfast as the sun rose over Lake Michigan. There are some fantastic opportunities in prostate MRI to streamline reporting. Pancreatic cancer can be hard to detect and are working to assist radiologists by detecting incidental or early pancreas tumours on CT.

There were lots of interesting conversations regarding the positioning of AI in radiology. Opportunities include data cleansing and homogenising, workflow optimisation, clinical detection assistance tools and report template generation among others. The important messages were to make sure you choose a tool to answer your specific question. Choosing the tool can be helped by test platform vendors such as and multiple algorithm deployments can be managed by providers such as AiDOC and aggregators such as Blackford.

Later in the day we were treated to a future insight of Sectra PACS reporting with AI assisted patient imaging history summaries, free speech conversion to templated reports and upcoming developments in the radiology and pathology PACS systems.

The day was rounded off with an evening hosted by Sectra at a table tennis club, meeting reporters, UK clients and corporate representatives. We head into our last day at RSNA 2023 tomorrow.

A day in the life at RSNA: day 1

Dr. Rob Lavis - Group Medical Director

From left: Kevin Terrins, Group Director of Corporate Development, Richard Jones, Group Chief Financial Officer, Dr Rob Lavis, Group Medical Director.

Day 1

The 109th RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting welcomes the Medica team.

This is my first time here and for those who have not been before, it is vast. McCormick Place is the largest conference facility in the US. Over 650 exhibitors, extensive learning opportunities with plenary and special sessions, modality and system sessions, educational exhibits and posters, a learning centre, case of the day and much more. There is plenty of opportunity to maintain your step count!!

This year sees a big focus on AI. Highlights of the AI vendor exhibition and AI Theatre included a tool from CoLumbo AI that generates an automated report of degenerative disc disease with quantitative disc bulge assessment and root impingement with nerve tracking. There are multiple newer providers and a lot of focus on aggregators of algorithms and customisable report production.

In the real world AI presentation from Qure clinical partners we heard that the qXR CXR tool produces sensitivity of 95% and specificity of 70%. A US centre applied the CARPL platform to assess several fracture detection tools in the real world resulting in a 30% reduction in turn around time for first reads by residents and prioritisation of positive exams.

The thrust of AI companies seems to be moving to aggregating algorithms on platforms and offering a suite of services.

So Day 1 over and feet not aching too much from walking the floors of the conference! But temperatures outside below zero with the odd snow flurry. Day 2 starts with a Medica/RadMD breakfast event. More of that tomorrow!

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Medica and at RSNA