Litigation fears threaten breast screening | Gadolinium retention in the brain | Do sonographers need more regulation?

Dear AuntMinnieEurope Member,

The current situation over cervical and breast cancer screening in Ireland is providing fresh evidence that European citizens appear to be becoming more litigious.

A growing number of Irish patients are taking legal action over alleged misreporting of screening tests, and the fear of getting sued seems to be making more radiologists reluctant to work in breast screening. Don't miss our report in the Women's Imaging Community.

Another controversial area is the retention of gadolinium in the brain. Having organized a recent meeting about MRI contrast agents, the Maverinck has shared some new thoughts on the topic in his latest column. Go to the MRI Community.

The popularity of ultrasound continues to increase, but reaching agreement about the best way to regulate sonographers is proving tricky, particularly in England, where a new report has received a mixed response. Head across to our Ultrasound Community.

Imaging formed an integral part of last month's World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology in London, and one of the highlights was a session about endometriosis. What factors do you need to consider in suspected cases? How can you ensure success? Get some practical tips and suggestions from the experts.

3D printing is evolving fast, as underlined by the work of a Spanish group that created patient-specific 3D-printed surgical guides based on CT scans and then used these guides to improve the efficiency of tumor resection. They unveiled their findings at the 2019 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery congress in Rennes, France.

Also in the Advanced Visualization Community, Belgian researchers have used cinematic rendering to reconstruct data to provide a photorealistic look at human anatomy. They produced several cinematically rendered CT angiography scans to give them insight into a patient who died of unknown causes.

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