Turf battles loom in Germany; radiology jokes; IDoR goes ahead on 8 Nov.

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

German radiologists involved in cardiac MRI appear to be bracing themselves for turf battles with cardiologists. A rule change that enables cardiologists to get qualified more rapidly to read MRI examinations has occurred in the state of Baden Württemberg, and other regions may soon follow suit.

We've interviewed some leading specialists about this situation. To read more, go to our Cardiac Imaging Digital Community, or click here.

Medical imaging's a serious business, of course, but there's still room for some humor, says our history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas. We hope you enjoy a chuckle or two when you read his latest offering. Visit our Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) takes place on 8 November. To find out more about this global event, we interviewed Dr. Lorenzo Derchi. Get the story here.

Women with breast implants are becoming more regular visitors to radiology departments, and researchers from Lyon, France, presented an e-poster on this topic at the recent French radiology congress, Journées Françaises de Radiologie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle. Go to our Women's Imaging Digital Community, and while you're there, make sure you read our story about imaging of ovarian cancer.

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a promising noninvasive technique that can spatially map and quantitatively describe displacement patterns corresponding to strain waves in tissue-like materials. A joint Portuguese-U.K. project has evaluated the most effective equipment for use in MRE. To learn more, click here.

The RSNA meeting begins in Chicago on 25 November, and our sister site, AuntMinnie.com, is publishing a series of preview articles about the congress. Click here to read these articles, and make sure you check back regularly before and during the event for our in-depth coverage.

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