But radiologists are often excluded from these developments and they see the introduction of MI into radiological techniques as a far horizon. This is why MI, although fascinating, is a source of frustration.
Nowadays, young radiologists attracted by this discipline have the choice between focusing on pre-clinical developments in laboratories and moving to nuclear medicine practice, separated from radiology in most European countries.
Where are the solutions for our younger generation? Merging both disciplines, a tendency justified by the development of hybrid imaging systems; a project of cooperation between both disciplines for translating MI developments, using hybrid systems in clinical applications; a wait-and-see position until developments reach their own horizon.
Without any clearly defined policy, MI will remain attractive from an intellectual point of view but will also remain as hype for most of our community.