Electronic requesting made easy; radiographer reporting; PET/MRI of bone lesions

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Order communications and electronic remote requesting systems are becoming big business and have numerous benefits, but implementing them is rarely a simple task. Getting objective advice isn't always straightforward either.

To help you avoid the pitfalls, the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released an updated free practical guide. To learn more, go to our Healthcare Informatics Community, or click here.

The U.K. also has extensive experience of radiographer reporting and role extension. A group from Canterbury in southeast England has published new findings on this subject, and they're essential reading. Visit our Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

Any research that directly compares PET/CT with PET/MRI is bound to attract plenty of interest, so you won't want to miss an important study from a team based in Munich focusing on malignant bone lesions. Get the story here.

Radiation protection looks certain to be a topical issue at next week's ECR in Vienna, with the official launch of the EuroSafe Imaging Campaign. To help you prepare, make sure you read about an editorial from Irish authors. Click here to find out more.

Cardiac imaging also will be high on the agenda during ECR 2014, given that Congress President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn is a cardiac specialist. This week we have news that low-dose stress CT myocardial perfusion imaging of the heart is feasible at a tube current of 80 kV, producing image quality equivalent to 100 kV in a group of nonobese patients with a lower radiation dose. Go to our Cardiac Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

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