Claustrophobia & MRI; pimp up your CV; CT lung cancer screening

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

If you were to ask patients what they fear most about an MRI scan, they will probably mention claustrophobia. In spite of significant advances in scanner design made over recent years, many people still find the whole experience unsettling and unnerving, or worse still, incredibly frightening.

A more thoughtful approach can help overcome this problem, writes columnist Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD. He summarizes the findings of a recent study conducted in Trondheim, Norway, where he used to be the head of MRI. Find out more in our MRI Digital Community, or click here.

To succeed in today's job market, it's essential to think more about how to improve your CV and develop better interview techniques. That was the advice given during a special session at last month's U.K. Radiological Congress. Get the story here.

Lung cancer screening using CT continues to generate much discussion, and new research from the European Institute of Oncology in Milan is bound to attract attention. The authors have proposed a slightly different approach, and you can read about it here.

The annual DICOM Meeting and HIS-RIS-PACS workshop is a key event in the German-speaking radiology IT community. It took place last week, and we were there to cover the meeting. For our first article, go to our Healthcare Informatics Digital Community, or click here. Look out for our second report from the meeting in Mainz, which will follow next week.

When it comes to breast cancer screening, inserting additional malignant cases into datasets of screening mammograms may lead to a decrease in the performance of experienced breast radiologists, according to a new study in the British Journal of Radiology. Visit our Women's Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

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