EU radiologists & Brexit: Do I stay or go? | Winners of 2019 EuroMinnies | McCoubrie on keeping out of trouble

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Amidst all the political pantomime and media frenzy over Brexit, it's hard to remember that the current mood of uncertainty is having a significant impact on the hopes and dreams of many millions of people -- including medical imaging professionals.

We conducted original interviews with four European Union radiologists about their recent experiences of working in the U.K. and asked them whether they plan to stay or leave. Their very different personal stories are a fascinating read.

Cancer imaging specialists, breast imaging pioneers, and artificial intelligence featured prominently among the winners of the 2019 EuroMinnies awards, which were announced this week.

Whatever you do, complaints are bound to happen, Dr. Paul McCoubrie writes in his new column. But he has four simple suggestions on how to avoid the prospect of serious hassle. Go to our CT Community.

A large study has found that women ages 35 to 39 at moderate or high risk of breast cancer who underwent annual screening were more likely to have tumors detected earlier -- when they were significantly smaller and less likely to have spread to the lymph nodes -- than an unscreened control group.

Gadolinium retention in the brain looks certain to be a topical subject at ECR 2019, so you won't want to miss new research from Finland. The study authors provided quantitative data of gadolinium retention in gliomas and neighboring normal brain tissue with respect to tumor enhancement and type of gadolinium-based contrast agent. Head across to the MRI Community.

Meanwhile, in a recent editorial published in European Radiology, two radiologists from Canada shared their concern that more needs to be done to educate medical students on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. They also make the case that radiologists need to reflect on how AI algorithms can be best validated, approved, and integrated into their clinical practices. Visit the Imaging Informatics Community.

Bullying has become a serious issue in some hospitals over the past few years, and experts agree that realizing a problem exists and a willingness to discuss it are essential ways to address a bad situation. The very sad case of a radiologist from India appears to support this approach.

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