Week in Review: U.K. AI study of traumatic brain injury | ESR's take on online meetings | Get into molecular research, urges Helbich

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Nearly 70 million people worldwide sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and the incidence is greatest in North America (1,299 cases per 100,000) and Europe (1,012 cases per 100,000), according to a 2018 study.

So it's good news that U.K. researchers from Imperial College London and Cambridge University think artificial intelligence can have a major impact in this area. They found their deep-learning algorithm can accurately identify, segment, and quantify multiple classes of TBI hemorrhagic lesions, as well as perilesional edema. Go to our news report in the Artificial Intelligence Community to read more.

ECR 2020 Online is only a few weeks away, and it will be fascinating to see how such a large event will be organized. Judging by the ESR statement issued on 16 May, the emphasis will be on promoting interactivity and a sense of community. This won't be easy online and in the summer, but no doubt the creative team in Vienna has a few tricks up its sleeve.

Advances in molecular imaging are bound to feature prominently at ECR 2020. In a strongly worded editorial this week, Prof. Thomas Helbich urged everybody to get more active in this field. He's a quietly spoken, measured person and a voice of reason. Find out more about his views in the Molecular Imaging Community.

F-18 FDG PET/CT is of well-established prognostic value in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, but how does it compare with contrast-enhanced MRI in this area? A team from Henri Mondor University Hospital in Créteil, near Paris, has addressed the question and published its findings in a recent article in European Radiology -- read more about the story in our news report.

Many of you have enjoyed Tuesday's uplifting article about Dr. Jan Willem Kuiper, a radiologist at the Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He's spoken about his experiences as a patient with COVID-19 and how the illness has changed him.

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