Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
Understandably, this week's announcement about the death of Prof. Fiona Denison has hit the Scottish medical community very hard. Judged by the many heartfelt comments about her on social media, it's evident she was an extremely compassionate and dedicated doctor and researcher.
The tragic aspect is that Fiona was only 51. She'd already achieved great things, but what else might she have done during the rest of her career? Don't miss our own tribute to this talented individual. Find out more about her in the Women's Imaging Community.
The results of an important Dutch study about the cost-effectiveness of CT lung cancer screening were posted recently, but given the publication date of Saturday, 1 January, you might well have missed it. Catch up now in our CT Community.
The prospect of being president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists may not be for everyone. Not only is the role voluntary and unpaid but it also involves three years of media interviews and meetings with politicians. This year, however, nine people want the job and a hotly contested election looms.
A frequent challenge in breast-conserving surgery is the need to remove the tumor with a sufficient margin while also preserving the physical appearance of the breast. Ultrasound can help significantly here, as reported in a Danish study.
Ultrasound is also proving its value in the diagnosis of skin cancer metastases. The modality has high sensitivity for detecting nodal metastases, but this sensitivity should be evaluated against the high rate of false-positive findings, say authors from the world-famous Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Finally, thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday's webinar about artificial intelligence trends in clinical radiology. If you missed the event, the recording is available on demand. We'll have follow-up coverage next week, and soon we'll release details about our second free AI webinar, due to take place on 10 February.