Olympic challenges await in 2020 | Radiology's role in presigning sports reports | Recall rates in breast screening

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

At this time next year, the Summer Olympics will be in full swing, and the games promise to be a fascinating spectacle.

The Japanese organizers have promised an ultramodern event that makes full use of technology, including robots, so it's bound to be an amazing visual experience, but the medical aspects of Tokyo 2020 are also likely to be a significant factor. Head over to the Ultrasound Community.

Carrying on this week's sporting theme, we have posted a report about presignings of high-earning players that coincides nicely with the start of the new football season across Europe. In many player transfer deals, radiologists are closely involved with the team doctors on the day of the signing, and their opinion directly affects whether or not the player gets signed and also influences the transfer fee. Go to the MRI Community.

Deciding on the optimum recall rate in breast cancer screening is a controversial area, and new U.K. research looks certain to generate great interest. A group from Manchester found that clinical recalls without additional demographic abnormality do not yield a sufficiently high cancer detection rate to justify the recalls, and the authors think it's feasible to reduce numbers in assessment clinics. Don't miss our article in the Women's Imaging Community.

The adoption cycle for enterprise imaging is set to be long and slow. That's the view of top industry analyst Stephen Holloway. Don't miss his progress report and summary of market trends in this field.

Fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) enables clinicians to calculate fluid dynamics within the heart as a possible indicator of coronary artery disease. But many CT scans aren't of adequate technical quality to be analyzed with FFR-CT software. The authors' findings deserve a close look in the CT Community.

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