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Dear MRI Insider,

MRI is being used increasingly in the emergency room, and given the relatively high incidence of abdominal pain in pregnancy, interpretation of acute abdominal pathology in an obstetric patient on MRI is becoming an increasingly valuable skill for on-call radiologists, according to the authors of new research featured in an article posted today.

Following a simple three-step approach can lead to notable improvements in the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women, they say.

News broke from Paris last week that an 11.7-tesla MRI scanner has produced its first images. Don't miss our exclusive interview with Dr. Denis Le Bihan, PhD, the visionary founder of NeuroSpin, where the machine is located. He explains why they scanned a pumpkin and talks about the group's future plans and goals.

Prof. Dr. Regina Beets-Tan, president of ECR 2022, gave a broad-ranging keynote lecture on oncologic imaging at the recent European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) virtual meeting. Find out more in our report.

There's currently a "significant evidence gap" for the use of many available automated volumetric MRI reporting applications in diagnosis of dementia. That's the compelling message of investigators from leading facilities in the U.K. and the Netherlands.

When it comes to breast imaging research, the Dutch are among the world leaders. Earlier this month, a group from Utrecht published the findings of an important breast MRI study, and it deserves a look.

This letter features only a few of the many reports posted in the MRI Community over the past few weeks. Please scroll through the full list below, and feel free to contact me if you have ideas for future coverage.

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