Scots ready for Usain Bolt et al; ESR defends congress fees; market matters

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Thousands of elite athletes from across the globe, including Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, will be displaying their prowess over the next 12 days at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

A team of radiologists and radiographers will be available at the well-equipped polyclinic in the Athletes' Village, and we've interviewed the head of the imaging service and the chief radiographer about the type of cases they've already encountered and how they plan to manage the workload. Go to the MRI Digital Community, or click here.

Congress attendance can be expensive these days, but it's vital to bear in mind you're often contributing to other services, particularly educational opportunities for the next generation, according to an article by staff from the European Society of Radiology (ESR). Get the story here.

How is large-scale IT infrastructure shaping and affecting radiology? And how can you adapt to the increasing challenges of digitizing healthcare? Market expert Stephen Holloway considers these and other questions in his latest column. Visit our Healthcare Informatics Digital Community, or click here.

Impressive results are being obtained from new third-generation dual-source CT scanners, judged on a recent presentation by Dr. Hans-Christoph Becker from Munich. Take a look for yourself in the Cardiac Imaging Digital Community, or by clicking here.

Meanwhile, in patients with stable angina and suspected coronary disease, a "tiered" approach to CT imaging finds -- so far at least -- that calcium scoring is all that's necessary, and for most cases there's simply no need to start with the big imaging guns, researchers in Rotterdam report. Click here to read more.

Finally, I'd like to inform readers of a correction made to last month's article, "The U.K.'s great teleradiology debate." In the original version, the position of the ESR was misrepresented. The ESR view on the regulation of teleradiology is that it should be the responsibility of the member state where the patient undergoes the imaging procedure, as confirmed in the ESR white paper on teleradiology and in previous statements and publications, according to the ESR.

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