Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
Teleradiology and modern high-throughput imaging methods are turning radiologists into pure internal service providers who need to batch read loads of cases in order to survive, according to Dr. Christiane Kuhl from Aachen, Germany.
She's not the first person to express such a concern, but because Kuhl's a highly respected scientist and one of Europe's leading cancer imaging specialists, it's worth taking note. She also has intriguing views about the status of women. Get the story here.
Interest in forensic imaging continues to grow, and new French research into postmortem CT's essential role in comparative identification, reconstructive identification, and lesion identification looks certain to prove popular. Go to our CT Digital Community, or click here.
Personalized medicine may be a fashionable term, but it's often undervalued by policymakers, said the host of a recent briefing at the European Parliament. What's the truth here? Is personalized medicine being overhyped? The Maverinck investigates in his latest column. Visit our Molecular Imaging Digital Community, or click here.
Common sense prevailed this week when the International Society of Radiology confirmed its 2014 congress was relocating from Egypt to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It's a hammer blow to the Egyptians who've already suffered enough over the past couple of years, but the organizers insist it will still be an Egyptian meting and they want the congress to be held on Egyptian soil in 2020 or 2022. Find out more in our Middle East Digital Community, or click here.
New product launches abound at this time of year, largely because RSNA 2013 is approaching. An important addition to the latest generation of CT scanners was unveiled last week at University Medical Center Mannheim in Germany. Click here for the details.
Meanwhile, French researchers have found that using a stereoradiography system on the lower limbs in a standing position to calculate patients' morphologic and static parameters can result in a much lower x-ray dose to the ovaries and testes than with CT. Get the full story here.