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Dear MRI Insider,

When it comes to suspected hip fractures, often MRI has an important role to play, but which protocols tend to work best? How many sequences are enough in these cases?

A group from Southampton, U.K., has addressed these questions, and its timely findings and practical recommendations are worth a close look. To do so, click here.

As debate intensifies about the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents, Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD, has sought to bring some clarity and common sense to the heated discussions. He emphasizes that the overall incidence of adverse reactions with MR contrast agents is around 0.2%, and contrast-enhanced MRI remains far safer than contrast-enhanced CT. Click here for his latest column.

Imaging staff at the world-famous Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris had a shock when a patient's blanket almost caught fire in the PET/MRI suite. You can find out exactly what happened by clicking here.

Two interesting MRI cases were among the daily quizzes presented recently at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology, held in Barcelona, Spain. Is your knowledge of cardiovascular MRI up to date? To test yourself, click here.

MRI continues to rule supreme in sports imaging. Research findings reported at the 2017 meeting of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology shed new light on the frequency and type of injuries picked up by wrestlers, and the lead author of the study has shared her experiences of using MRI. Get the full story here.

This letter features only a small selection of the numerous articles posted over the past few weeks in the MRI Community. Please scroll through the full list of our coverage below.

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