Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
E-learning or face-to-face conferences and courses: Which will prevail in the months and years ahead? As onsite meetings begin to make a tentative return, this question is uppermost in everybody's minds.
A recent survey of European Society of Radiology members provides some valuable new data on the future shape of training and education. The results deserve a close look, and you can do so in the MRI Community.
The findings of a tribunal in Western Australia also merit attention. The case involved an interventional radiologist who took a "holistic" approach to clinical practice, prescribing a wide range of medication outside of his area of expertise. Don't miss our report.
Another recent investigation in New Zealand focused on a woman who waited seven months for an abdominal ultrasound scan. She was later found to have neuroendocrine cancer. Find out more in the Women's Imaging Community.
Back in Europe, a study from Portugal has concluded that the absorbed radiation dose values during mammography to the abdomen are negligible, hinting at a negligible dose to the uterus, even in cases of overradiation. This should help to reassure women who might be pregnant.
Followers of our annual EuroMinnies award scheme are probably familiar with the SCOT-HEART trial. The team won the Scientific Paper of the Year award in the inaugural 2019 program. The trial's still going strong, and you can read an update in the CT Community.
Next month we'll again be seeking nominations for the EuroMinnies, so please start thinking about your list of potential candidates.