Shocking attack in Belgium; DRK 2013 reports; 7T MRI of female pelvis

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The shocking case of two radiologists in Belgium who were attacked by a pair of psychopaths will no doubt make many imaging professionals think more deeply about their personal safety. Reporting rooms are no longer safe havens, it seems.

One of the doctors involved in the dreadful incident has spoken with us, and urges everyone to look more closely at their work practices and get to know their hospital's security protocol: who to call, how, and when. Get the story here.

The crazy weather that caused extensive floods in Central Europe last week did not dampen the enthusiasm of attendees at the German radiology congress, DRK, in Hamburg. Irreversible electroporation and PET/MRI were among the techniques that generated considerable interest, and to learn more, you can click here.

Also, our editorial adviser Dr. Matthias Dietzel has filed a report from DRK 2013. His article explains why "die weissen Männer," along with breast MRI, caused a stir. Click here for the details.

News reports about high-field MRI always prove popular, and you won't want to miss this week's story about 7-tesla T1-weighted MRI of the female pelvis, which features new research from the University Hospital Essen, Germany. Go to our Women's Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Meanwhile, Swiss researchers have found that adding body-coil image acquisition to PET/MRI does not entirely match the diagnostic accuracy of standard low-dose PET/CT, and may only serve as a backup scanning option in a small selection of oncology patients. Visit our Molecular Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

The U.K. has updated its guidelines on imaging and pregnancy. To find out more, click here.

Finally, the annual meeting of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology is underway in Barcelona, Spain. Make sure you check back to our home page to read more about the congress.

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