Reflections on French scandal; ECR attendance; Reiser's vision for ER

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The reverberations from the French radiation therapy overdose scandal continue to be felt throughout Europe. To shed light on the episode, we interviewed a medical physicist with legal knowledge and experience, as well as a radiation protection specialist. Their thoughts on the case make fascinating reading, and you can get them here.

Compared with last year's congress, significantly more Russian and Dutch delegates were at ECR 2013, official attendance figures reveal today. Overall, there was a slight increase in the total number of participants. To read more, click here.

After months of speculation about who will succeed Dr. Adrian Dixon as editor in chief of European Radiology, Dr. Maximilian Reiser has now been confirmed as the winning applicant. We asked him to share with us his hopes and concerns for the journal. Get the story here.

Bracco announced some intriguing diversification plans during ECR 2013. The Italian-based company is determined to offer meaningful solutions and options to users of its injectors, consumables, and contrast agents. Find out more by clicking here.

Radiation therapy has played a key role in cutting breast cancer mortality rates, but even at low doses it can increase a woman's risk of heart disease, according to new U.K. research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Go to our Women's Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Diffusion-weighted imaging is a powerful method that can provide useful qualitative and quantitative information about tumor cellularity and tissue structure in prostate cancer, noted a Spanish team in prize-winning research presented at ECR 2013. Learn more in our Molecular Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Finally, don't miss our two market reports about MRI and PACS.

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