Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
Interventional radiology has a rich heritage in Strasbourg, France. Dr. Afshin Gangi and his colleagues have pioneered a range of procedures, particularly musculoskeletal interventions, but understandably they've become very concerned about radiation dose for patients and staff.
Now the Strasbourg team has unveiled a novel solution. It has developed a system that provides real-time visual feedback about radiation exposure and the 3D propagation of scattered radiation using augmented reality, and the project received a cum laude award at ECR 2018. Read about it in the Advanced Visualization Community, or by clicking here.
Like dose, artifacts are a constant worry for medical imaging professionals. A thought-provoking session was held on this topic at the Vienna congress, and the key participants have shared their experiences in a timely and practical article. Go to the Molecular Imaging Community, or click here.
Mobile MRI units have played a central role in the U.K. for many years, so a nationwide survey about exposure to electromagnetic fields is bound to attract plenty of interest. Learn more in the MRI Community, or by clicking here.
Meanwhile, Italian investigators have presented the findings of new research about the cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening. Given the growing importance of economic sustainability in healthcare today, this analysis looks certain to come under close scrutiny. Visit the Women's Imaging Community, or click here.
Many of you enjoyed our recent video interview with Wiro Niessen, PhD, about artificial intelligence (AI). As president of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, he's just signed a partnership with the American College of Radiology to develop AI algorithms to better meet the clinical needs of radiologists. Get the full story here.