Field strength comes to the fore in top 10 articles for 2021

By Philip Ward, AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writer

December 22, 2021 -- Magnetic field strength in MRI shot to prominence again in 2021. In AuntMinnieEurope.com's top 10 list published on 22 December, field strength features in three of the four most popular stories, based on reader page views.

Our top article is about the development and implementation of an 11.7-tesla scanner by Dr. Denis Le Bihan, PhD, and his colleagues in Paris. In a novel touch, the researchers produced images of a pumpkin that clearly captured your imagination in the run-up to Halloween.

Earlier in the year, the Maverinck wrote a strong and insightful viewpoint column about field strength that appears at No. 3 in our list. Also, the winner of the EuroMinnies 2021 best new radiology device was a 0.55-tesla scanner, underlining the rapid evolution of low-field systems during MRI's 50th anniversary year.

Arguably the biggest surprise in the lineup is our second most popular article, which is about Dr. Chinna Dua, a well-known Indian radiologist who died of COVID-19 in June. Her husband, Vinod Dua, a pioneer in broadcast Hindi journalism, died in early December 2021. Their daughter, Mallika Dua, is a famous actor and comedian.

Research that underlines the benefits of using advanced quantitative MRI to study the brains of patients recovering from long-COVID features at No. 6, while an article about the impact on the pandemic on U.K. radiology's crisis appears at No. 10.

Unsurprisingly, medicolegal topics remain important for you, as shown by the theme of our fifth most popular article: the outcome of a test case in Australia involving the death of a woman who had a "wellness scan."

The remaining top stories were about buttock fillers and injections, the cybersecurity attack on the Irish health service, and Dr. Christiane Kuhl's latest thoughts on breast MRI.

Below is the full top 10 list of articles on AuntMinnieEurope.com for 2021, as measured by member traffic. We hope you enjoyed reading these stories as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you. We very much look forward to providing you with further coverage in 2022.

Top 10 stories for 2021

  1. 11.7T MRI scanner produces 1st images in time for Halloween, 13 October
  2. Celebrity radiologist Chinna Dua, 61, has died of COVID-19, 15 June
  3. Smashing the magnetic field strength dogma in MRI, 16 February
  4. Dutch radiology comes out on top in 2021 EuroMinnies awards, 25 February
  5. Coroner gives verdict on patient death after 'wellness scan', 23 November
  6. MRI sheds new light on brain tissue changes in long-COVID cases, 1 June
  7. When buttock fillers and injections go wrong, 19 January
  8. Ransomware attack leaves Irish radiology reeling after IT shutdown, 17 May
  9. Kuhl provides master class on breast MRI at ECR 2021, 9 March
  10. U.K. radiology's looming crisis deepens in COVID-19 pandemic, 28 April


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