Be happy, pleads Maskell | Top trends in health informatics | New data on MRI safety

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

At a time when work pressures across the board appear to be rising fast, it's no easy task to keep happy and positive. But Dr. Giles Maskell is convinced that happiness in radiology is not only achievable but also essential to boost productivity and provide better care for patients.

Being the immediate past president of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), Dr. Maskell knows his stuff, and he shares his thoughts and experiences in a hugely informative and entertaining podcast.

Developments in informatics are having an increasing impact on medical imaging, and keeping up to date in this area is crucial. For the latest information about what's happening in Europe, don't miss our in-depth article from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki.

Patient safety is always the top priority in MRI, and we have some fresh data from a study of safety incidents arising from more than 18,000 scans conducted over a year at a U.K. facility. What were the causes of these incidents? What were the diverse experiences of hospital inpatients and outpatients? Get some answers in our news report, or go to the MRI Community.

Austrian researchers have been keeping busy too. A Viennese group has completed some important work on the safety of patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices. The key finding is that low-field MRI is a safe and efficient modality for routine scans in these patients.

The British Institute of Radiology held a webinar on artificial intelligence (AI) last Thursday, and the speaker was Dr. Nicola Strickland, the current RCR president. Her perspective on AI is worth a close look. Visit the Artificial Intelligence Community.

Clarence Dally may not be a household name, but he's a major figure in the history of radiology. Dr. Adrian Thomas writes about his contribution in a new column.

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