Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
The opponents of cancer screening have been relatively quiet of late, but they made a dramatic reappearance earlier this week, when the findings of a Norwegian study were published.
The authors from the University of Oslo don't advocate abandoning cancer screening tests, but they suggest claims of screening saving lives are not supported by the "current best available evidence." They want priorities to be reconsidered, and they think the public should be informed about the benefits, harms, and burden of screening tests. Find out more in the Women's Imaging Community.
Meanwhile, the fallout from the Lucy Letby murder trial continues. U.K. Royal College of Radiologists President Dr. Kath Halliday has written about the case. She is a leading pediatric imaging expert, so she has a valuable and significant perspective to offer.
Over the past three years, many of you have enjoyed the guest columns of interventional radiologist Dr. Chris Hammond. We've posted a new article by him in which he recalls an incident that made a big impression on him when he was a junior doctor.
The optimum use of imaging in patients with long COVID remains a challenge for researchers. Scientists from Hungary have unveiled results in this area, and their analysis deserves a close look in our MRI Community.
Last but not least, authors from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, have found that the use of contrast-enhanced mammography can help to minimize the number of invasive procedures such as core needle biopsy and thus reduce diagnostic costs and improve patient comfort.