The Joker, the Git et al; obstacles for digital autopsies; football moves

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

A complete range of different individuals attend multidisciplinary team meetings, according to Dr. Paul McCoubrie's latest column. Have you ever come across the Joker, the Git, the Blatherer, the Dylan Thomas, and other fascinating characters? You can read about them by clicking here.

If you're under the impression conventional autopsies will soon become a thing of the past, then you should think again. Swiss experts said postmortem CT angiography techniques need further investigation and standardization, and more details about their artifacts, strengths, and pitfalls are also necessary. Go to our Advanced Visualization Digital Community, or click here.

Substantial investments are being made in imaging facilities for the top football players. Mobile CT and teleradiology are among the latest innovations being introduced. To find out more, click here.

Anybody with an interest in dinosaurs will be keen to read our report about groundbreaking research conducted in Berlin at the department of radiology at the Charité Campus Mitte, the 3D Laboratory of Technische Universität, and the Museum für Naturkunde. Visit our CT Digital Community, or click here.

The accuracy of 320-detector-row coronary CT angiography combined with CT perfusion is equivalent to that of SPECT myocardial perfusion for diagnosing functionally significant coronary artery disease, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal. Get the details in our Cardiac Digital Community, or click here.

Meanwhile, simultaneous PET/MRI has the potential to improve patient care, reduce hospital visits, and provide new and more accurate markers for disease assessment, noted University College London researchers. Early proof-of-concept studies show the clinical performance of PET/MRI is on par with PET/CT. Get the story here.

The RSNA meeting begins in Chicago on Sunday. For comprehensive live news coverage from the event, make sure you check the RADCast @ RSNA of our sister site, AuntMinnie.com. Please do drop by our booth, located in the South Building, Hall A, No. 4100. I hope to see you there.

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