Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
Support is increasing for uterine artery embolization as a treatment for fibroids, but debate continues over how to get the best results. Radiologists from Portugal are convinced that the correct use of MRI is vital in this area, and ECR 2015 judges have nothing but praise for their efforts.
Meanwhile, researchers from the U.K. have shown that 4D ultrasound can be of clinical value. They used the technology to analyze the movements of fetuses and discovered differences between those whose mothers smoked and those who didn't. The images are impressive. View them in the Women's Imaging Community, or click here.
Getting work published can boost your career and bring recognition, but the process can be complex. Dr. Robert Hermans, an experienced editor and author, has some practical advice for budding authors, and you can get it here.
How can you keep students awake? How do you avoid "death by PowerPoint"? One of radiology's great teachers, Dr. Stephen Golding, has some tips. Find out more here.
Despite intensive annual surveillance with MRI and mammography, BRCA carriers still present with interval cancers. Dutch researchers added in automated breast ultrasound for these patients, but it did not detect any additional cancers. They unveiled their data at ECR 2015, and you can learn more here.
Finally, the German, Austrian, and Turkish radiological societies are jointly organizing a two-day symposium, to be held in Innsbruck, Austria, in early May. It promises to be fascinating. Click here for the details.