Arab Health news: Multimodality breast imaging, training in UAE, ASOR's plans

DUBAI - The attendance of the presidents of both the European Society of Radiology and ECR 2014 at this week's Arab Health meeting highlights the rising status of the congress, which has attracted around 85,000 attendees. Healthcare is big business right now in the Middle East.

As part of our coverage of the meeting's Total Radiology sessions, we found a first-day highlight to be a presentation about multimodality breast imaging by Dr. Rola Shaheen, from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which you can find by clicking here.

Rapid progress is also being made in radiology training in the UAE, as shown by the continued development of the residency program at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi. Get the story here.

An important new regional organization dedicated to training, the Arab School of Radiology (ASOR), is due to launch officially in April, but further details about ASOR have emerged this week. Click here to find out more.

Get these stories as well as continuing coverage of Arab Health 2014 in our Middle East Digital Community.

Back in Europe, what are the main trends in the imaging equipment market? A group of analysts have issued their top three predictions for 2014, and they make fascinating reading. You can learn more here.

Using digital chest tomosynthesis in patients with suspected thoracic lesions led to significant decreases in per-patient diagnostic imaging costs and reduced the need for a CT scan by nearly 75%, according to a new study by Italian researchers. Go to our Digital X-Ray Community to read more, or click here.

Finally, Swiss researchers collected a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting in Chicago for their studies on diffusion-weighted MRI and PET/MRI. They were one of only five European groups who received the top prize for their education exhibits. For the details, click here.

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