Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
One of the plus points about U.K. healthcare is that medical tribunals are generally open and transparent. If doctors are suspected of misconduct or unethical/illegal activities, then the public can follow the case, and often the outcome is reported in the media.
Radiologists rarely appear in these tribunals, but in a recent case, a musculoskeletal radiologist was investigated for conducting a "sexually motivated" breast exam. Get the full story in this week's most viewed article.
Dutch researchers think automated quantification of tumor load to assess treatment response will become more important as therapies evolve. Emerging 3D MR segmentation techniques make it feasible to quantify tumor burden and provide a quick visual assessment of lesion distribution throughout the knee, but the process is time-consuming and operator-dependent, they warn. Learn more in the MRI Community.
The 2021 cyberattack on Irish hospitals had a devastating impact on radiology, said Prof. Adrian Brady, president of ECR 2023. In the second of three interviews, he explained the lessons that have been learned. Also, he discussed his own areas of clinical interest and the staff shortages facing the profession in his home country.
In cases of esophageal cancer, F-18 FDG PET/CT offers accurate detection of abnormal glucose activity in tumors. Now, a novel type of radiotracer may add insight by visualizing angiogenesis, says a Swiss research group. Find out more in a report in the Molecular Imaging Community.
To end on a lighter note, we have an intriguing story about a French aristocrat, Anne d'Alègre, who carried out some ingenious dental work in the early 17th century. Scientists have used CT to investigate this historic case.