How radiology can lure trainees | Prostate MRI gains acceptance | Latest news on breast screening

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

To thrive in the years ahead, radiology must find a way to recruit the best and brightest medical students and ensure they're not scared off by the possibility of artificial intelligence replacing radiologists. But how exactly can this be done?

This question was addressed in a thought-provoking session at the European Society of Radiology's leadership meeting in Berlin. The discussion is well worth a close look in our Imaging Informatics Community.

U.K. regulators have recommended that multiparametric MRI should be offered as a first-line investigation for patients with suspected clinically localized prostate cancer. Their investigation found that multiparametric MRI is clinically cost-effective and can reduce the number of biopsies. Go to the MRI Community.

The findings of an important breast imaging study from Spain, Norway, and Denmark have been unveiled this week. The authors concluded that women with false-positive results should be closely followed, and these women must be given special attention to ensure they attend regular screening mammography. The full story is in the Women's Imaging Community.

Meanwhile, the eagerly awaited report about the U.K. breast screening debacle has been published. The main findings are reassuring because the actual number of women who have missed their appointments was much lower than anticipated.

Interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) studies can be difficult because it involves the analysis of a series of thin slices through the breast, and this requires longer reading time than with full-field digital mammography. The good news is that computer-aided detection software can help radiologists detect cancers and improve efficiency in DBT interpretation workflow.

The detection of liver cirrhosis can be challenging, and early forms of cirrhosis and advanced fibrosis are especially hard to distinguish. German researchers have shed new light on this issue.

On behalf of everybody at AuntMinnieEurope.com, I wish you all the very best for the festive season. Next week we'll be revealing our top 10 stories for 2018, so be sure to check back for that.

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