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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, accounting for one in four annual cancer cases world wide 1  In Europe alone, 576,337 women were diagnosed with the disease in the year 2020 2  Breast cancer can have devastating effects on patients and the people around them, as the disease kills more European women than any other cancer.... Read more

The Lockdown May End, But Nursing Will Continue My dear readers it is time again for my monthly update: It has been two weeks now since we have some semblance of our lives back in the United Kingdom. Well, almost. All shops, cinemas, theatres, and concert halls are open. Also the UK has reopened for tourism, meaning people are allowed to enter... Read more

Thanks to early detection through routine breast screening as well as effective and efficient treatment, breast cancer patient survival rates have been increasing since 1989, especially for women under 50. 1  However, today Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, accounting for one in four annual cancer cases worldwide and kills... Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has some potential positive outcomes, including opportunities to increase resilience in children. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in death and serious illness for millions of people. Frustratingly, many of these individuals suffered and died because mitigation efforts, which should have been sensible scientific discussions,... Read more

In February 2020, news started filtering slowly through the media about a fast-spreading virus in China. Within a month it hit South Africa, and the President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team had the unenviable task to warn and educate all citizens about the impending virus. Their initial addresses to the nation was of doom and gloom and instant lockdown... Read more

Shortage of skilled manpower is a widespread fact and has indeed not spared radiology. If you are looking into details why radiological manpower is missing, you will find different reasons for it.   · Radiology seems not to be that attractive anymore for young doctors · Further, radiology itself gets more and more complex and the ongoing specialization... Read more

The profitability and success of an imaging center depend on day-to-day management decisions. Who provides the facts for these decisions? Where is potential for improvement in the workflows? How high is the workload? How can it be ensured that risk factors are identified promptly and that targeted measures are derived?   Radiology IT systems such... Read more

High protection goals such as confidentiality and integrity for medical data (including patient data) require the highest standards of information security not only since the GDPR came into force. While classic firewall technologies provide good protection at network level, a web application at a higher level must be able to withstand a whole bundle... Read more

We are all experiencing challenging times due to the coronavirus, which is still spreading around the world. Canon Medical Systems also had to adjust to the situation so that we can continue to provide high quality support to our customers and partners, so they can provide the best care possible to those who need it the most: the patients. The company... Read more

What are the factors that drive innovation and change? AI in radiology is at a crossroads. This crossroads represents a common fork in the path across all industries in which the technology is moving beyond the hype, separating the strongest solutions from those that eventually wane.   Given this context, the AI-medical imaging... Read more


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