Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
The start of ECR 2016 is less than a week away, so who better to interview than Congress President Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, PhD?
The scientific program for the congress strongly reflects her personal priorities and passions, particularly advances in hybrid imaging. As a curtain-raiser, we asked her to speak about her own department in northern Sweden, as well as her career background and hopes for next week's meeting. Go to our Molecular Imaging Community, or click here.
In our second, exclusive, presidential head-to-head, Dr. Giles Maskell of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists shares his thoughts about the current and future status of radiology. In the light of the escalation of the junior doctors' strike this month, Maskell is a man with much on his mind. To find out more, click here.
Three-dimensional printing is making rapid strides. The ultimate goal is to achieve the development of functional human organs and tissues to overcome limitations of organ transplantation created by the lack of organ donors and life-long immunosuppression, according to U.K. and Iranian researchers. CT and MRI are at the heart of rapid prototyping of 3D models for 3D printing. Visit our Advanced Visualization Community, or click here.
Another important new 3D study has found that volumetric measurements of lung cancer tumors are better predictors of survival than conventional measurements using guidelines based on Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). Get the full details here.
Also, a Dutch group has used a novel computer-aided detection algorithm to shed light on cancers in women whose dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI breast exams were thought to be negative. The research may lead to better cancer detection in women with dense breasts. Click here to learn more.
Our editorial team will be at ECR 2016, so watch out for our live reports next week.