Teleradiology use in Europe; new breast tomo study; 'curry king' of radiology

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Relatively little research has been done on usage and perceptions of teleradiology, so a new Belgian-authored survey is bound to attract plenty of attention. The scope was certainly not Europe-wide, and the sample size was quite small, but the findings are still worth a close look in our PACS Digital Community, or by clicking here.

New this week is a study from Norway that has positive findings regarding digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography. Claiming to be one of the first large-scale clinical tests of tomosynthesis, the study found that the technology led to a big increase in cancer detection while simultaneously reducing recall rates. Learn more in our Women's Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Radiology now has a "curry king," it seems. Dr. Ian Rothwell developed a passion for spicy food during his student days in Leeds, U.K., and he's become the first person to finish what claims to be the world's hottest curry, known as "The Widower." If you dare, click here.

Breast implants have been used since 1962, but the controversy over their safety has only really broken out during the past year or so. Women with these implants are now seen regularly in radiology departments, but which modality should be used? Find out by clicking here.

Many readers will recall the Maverinck's previous article in late November about personalized medicine, which got a healthy response. He's taken another look at the topic in his January column, and you can read it in our Molecular Imaging Digital Community, or by clicking here. And while you're visiting that community, don't miss our news report about some Danish research into PET, based on a European Journal of Radiology article in press.

Radiology reports that are tailored specifically to the clinical needs of the recipient will save time and will be appreciated more by referring doctors, a Belgian doctor told delegates at RSNA 2012. Get the story here.

In spite of widespread publicity campaigns, awareness of radiation exposure among younger doctors is still not as strong as it may be. Urology residents are the latest group to be evaluated and they were found wanting. Go to our Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

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