New Karolinska emerges; muscle injuries in elite athletes; Dierk Vorwerk's vision of the future

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

Stockholm's Karolinska University Hospital is steeped in history, and it is one of those exceptionally rare, hallowed, global institutions that brings instant respect, credibility, and authority. But clearly the facility is also moving with the times, and its bold modernization plan looks set to further enhance its lofty reputation.

To get the latest on this project, go to our PACS Community, or click here.

Hamstring injuries are a major issue for top athletes, but a new grading system is already showing considerable promise in this area. Data were presented at last month's ECR, and you can read more in our MRI Community, or by clicking here.

The highly respected interventional radiologist Dr. Dierk Vorwerk will take over the presidency of the German Radiological Society (DRG) next month, thereby becoming the first nonuniversity DRG president for many years. What are his plans and priorities for the two-year term? To find out, click here.

German paleontologists also are making the news. They have used high-resolution CT to shed light on ammonites, a mollusk that lived at the bottom of the sea about 400 million years ago. Learn more by clicking here.

Meanwhile, in breast MRI, the detection and characterization of incidental extramammary findings represents a huge challenge to interpreting physicians, both in terms of assigning clinical significance and determining the appropriate workup for a given abnormality, according to Croatian researchers. Get the full story here.

Last but definitely not least, we have an intriguing case report from Hungary involving a 29-year-old man who was admitted to hospital because of sustained chest pain. The night before, he had consumed a recreational drug containing mephedrone. To take the test, click here.

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