Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
For the latest developments in CT, it's always wise to listen when Dr. Mathias Prokop speaks. Not only is he a fine presenter, but also he's got impressive knowledge and a long track record in the field.
Earlier this week, Prokop captivated delegates at the International Society for Computed Tomography meeting in San Francisco. What did he speak about? To find out, go to our CT Community, or click here.
Successful home reporting requires considerable self-discipline and planning. It isn't for everyone, but clearly Dr. Richard Harries is thriving on it. Six years after he retired from his post in the U.K. National Health Service, he's still reading large volumes of scans, and we've got a new feature article about him. Go to the Imaging Informatics Community, or click here.
Evidence of 7-tesla MRI's clinical usefulness remains in relatively short supply so a new musculoskeletal study from Pisa, Italy, seems certain to generate interest. The researchers have optimized sequences for in vivo articular cartilage imaging at 7-tesla MRI and investigated the potential of ultrahigh-field MRI in detecting early changes of the articular cartilage related to physiological aging. They even developed their own volume coil. To read more, click here.
Thankfully, progress is being made in the imaging of pancreatic cancer. Don't miss our report about how radiologists at the Technical University of Munich are using dual-energy spectral CT to improve treatment planning. Get the story here.
Identifying women who are at high risk for breast cancer remains a major challenge, but help may be on the way. Researchers in Iran think their new chart will make a breast cancer screening program more efficient and productive. Visit AuntMinnie Middle East, or click here.
Last but not least, I'm delighted to announce that Dr. Syed Junaid from Cardiff, U.K., has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of AuntMinnieEurope.com. He has already made a valuable contribution to our site with his case report submissions, and no doubt he will help to ensure the views of trainees are represented.