Top 5 trends from ECR 2015; teleradiology in Italy & France; Scots make impact in San Diego

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

It's surely no exaggeration to say that ECR must rank as one of radiology's great success stories. Since it first became an annual congress in 1999, the growth in professional delegates and exhibitors has been unrelenting, and it has evolved into a respected, mature, and well-organized event. This shows what Europeans can achieve when they work together.

Between us, our five-strong editorial team for ECR 2015 has attended most, if not all, of the previous 21 meetings held in Vienna since 1991. Today we present our personal assessment of this year's congress, identifying the central themes and key areas of interest. Click here to read more.

Teleradiology was a hot topic at ECR 2015, and important new research was presented from Italy and France. Interestingly, it seems younger radiologists from these two countries are more positive about the technology than some colleagues elsewhere, particularly those in the U.K. and the Netherlands, where skepticism remains about teleradiologists who are working remotely and are not part of the clinical team. Get the story here.

The 64th American College of Cardiology meeting took place in San Diego this week, and U.K. researchers made a major impact. A Scottish study confirms that coronary CT angiography can assist cardiologists greatly in their decision-making, both to avoid over- and undertreating patients. Go to our Cardiac Imaging Community, or click here.

Meanwhile, the global security of medical images deserves more attention, according to new analysis. Click here for the details.

Judging by our traffic figures, many of you love sports-related case reports, so the latest Case of the Week feature is certain to arouse interest. Editorial advisory board member Dr. Philippa Tyler, plus her colleague Dr. Ian Pressney, have prepared a case about an active 18-year-old athlete who presented with lower back pain. To access it, click here.

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