Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,
Confusion has broken out in France after the country's government announced last week that women who have received breast implants manufactured by a now-defunct firm should have them removed due to high rates of rupture. The crisis has gone global following revelations that the firm, Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP, shipped the implants internationally and may have sold them under another name in the Netherlands.
French health officials are now trying to calm a frightened public regarding the safety of the implants, and they are advising that while the implants should be removed, it's not urgent that women do so immediately. Get the latest on this fast-moving story by clicking here, or visit our Women's Imaging Digital Community.
Top 10 articles for 2011
As the year draws to a close, this is an excellent time to reflect on what's been a remarkable first year for AuntMinnieEurope.com.
Since our launch at ECR 2011 in March, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for us to keep you informed and updated about the world of medical imaging. We would like to thank you for your support, encouragement, and participation in our new site.
As we look back on the past year, we're pleased to offer you a list of the most popular articles published by AuntMinnieEurope.com during 2011.
Clinicians' requirements from radiology reports, the promise of PET/MRI, the extended role of radiographers, the regulatory threat to clinical MRI, and the ongoing breast screening debate were clearly all major preoccupations for you in 2011. Click here to read our list of top 10 articles, measured by member traffic.
We wish you all the very best for the new year, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in 2012.