Rinck's top article of 2014; up close with Bernd Hamm; Philips plans reorganization

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The many followers of longstanding columnist Dr. Peter Rinck, PhD, know that he's very well-read, so it's intriguing to see that he's nominated an unlikely candidate as his best medical article of the year.

In the chosen article, Dr. Arnold Relman, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, gives a patient's perspective of intensive care treatment and rehabilitation, and he has some revealing observations. Go to our Healthcare Informatics Digital Community, or click here.

The next ECR is nearly six months away, but the sights of Dr. Bernd Hamm, ECR 2015 president, are firmly fixed on the meeting. In a personal profile, he talks openly about his career and philosophy of life. For the inside track on one of Europe's most influential radiologists, click here.

Meanwhile, the Royal Philips group has unveiled plans for a reorganization that will affect Philips Healthcare. Get the details here.

CT colonography examinations are on the rise, so new U.K. guidelines about how best to use the technique look certain to generate considerable interest. The document includes details about building and delivering a service, and it can be downloaded for free. Visit our CT Digital Community, or click here.

Every healthcare facility or authority should develop its own strategy for upgrading or renewing imaging equipment, and the plan should look forward at least five years and be updated annually, according to a statement issued on 18 September by the European Society of Radiology. To read more, click here.

Cerebral fat embolism is a serious complication after fracture of long bones and can be very tricky to diagnose, but MRI is making giant strides in this area, according to a study reported by an Egyptian-led team of researchers at this month's International Congress of Radiology. Learn more in the Middle East section of AuntMinnie.com.

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