Hot reporting by radiographers; how to optimize MSK CT; Mansfield autobiography

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The logic is simple: If you extend the role of radiographers, you'll free up radiologists for other duties and make better use of available resources. The main risks, of course, are de-skilling and quality reduction. It's understandable that many radiologists seek to protect their turf.

The latest research from the U.K. looks set to focus renewed attention on this controversial topic. Read about it in our Digital X-Ray Community, or by clicking here.

The advent of iterative reconstruction is generating new interest in musculoskeletal CT, particularly when it comes to patients with metallic implants, and French researchers urge everybody to take a fresh look at this area. Visit our CT Digital Community, or click here.

Deciding on a winner for MRI must rank as one of the Nobel Prize committee's greatest dilemmas. The historic facts were difficult to determine and hotly disputed, and the committee was under intense lobbying pressure over many years. Eventually they gave a joint award to two scientists. One of the recipients, Sir Peter Mansfield, has published his autobiography this month, and the Maverinck has reviewed it. Go to our MRI Digital Community, or click here.

Whether you love them or loathe them, tablets and smartphones are being used increasingly in hospitals. In an article published online by the European Journal of Radiology, Hungarian authors have reviewed mobile applications for diagnostic reading, decision support, medical books, interactive encyclopedias, and journal reading. Get the story in our Advanced Visualization Digital Community, or here.

Meanwhile, a Danish study has found that a breast cancer screening program's purported effectiveness could be strongly influenced by patient selection. Learn more in our Women's Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Next week we'll bring you onsite news coverage from the Arab Health congress and exhibition, which begins in Dubai on Monday. Check back regularly on our home page for our reports and updates.

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