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Keeping up with the times is an important, but sometimes painful process for medical specialties. Case in point: The growing role of radiotherapy helps save many lives, but may come at the cost of a shortage for therapeutic nuclides. Even more disruptive, the digitisation of pathology requires huge changes to equipment, workflows and – not least – mindset of the lab staff. Enjoy reading!

Article • Nuclide shortage

Radiotherapy: Nuclear waste as a potential source?

Molecular radiotherapy shows great potential in becoming a more mainstream treatment for cancer, but the field is being hampered by a limited radionuclide supply.

Article • AI introduction into clinical workflows

The rocky (but worthwhile) road to digital pathology

Close liaison between pathologists and data scientists is pivotal in the successful introduction of digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) into clinical workflows, according to one of France’s leading pioneers in the field.

Article • Experience report

Switch to digital pathology bears fruit

Fully digitising pathology operations has led to greater efficiency, cost savings, and quicker diagnosis for the Laboratory of Pathology East Netherlands (LabPON).

Article • Experience report from Portugal

Going digital: no reason to delay

The future of pathology is digital – for many departments, transformation requires major modifications but promises significant advantages. Professor Catarina Eloy outlines the vital elements.

News • Cutting-edge study

Stay sharp, surgeons — your patients depend on it

Researchers from Auckland have uncovered a link between the sharpness of surgical tools such as scalpels and the risk of post-surgery infection.

News • Reducing rejection and waiting times

Transplant organs with universal blood type on the horizon

A new study has proved that it is possible to convert blood type safely in donor organs intended for transplantation. This is an important step towards creating universal type O organs.

ePapers

Article • Information & insights

EUROPEAN HOSPITAL 4/2022 is out!

The latest issue of EUROPEAN HOSPITAL is here! We report on EU initiative I³lung to promote lung cancer research, look at the potential of multiplex diagnostics techniques and explore the ethics of AI in radiology. Click here to read the ePaper.

Article • Radiology equipment

RADBook 2022 – Your guide to imaging technology and informatics in Europe

Our RADBook gives an overview about the most innovative diagnostic imaging systems for radiologists, cardiologists and managing directors of hospitals in Europe. The print guide is also available as an epaper. Click here to find out more.

 

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