International Day of Radiology to be celebrated this week; 3-D MRI technique enables more precise detection of muscle damage;

> The first International Day of Radiology will be celebrated this Thursday, Nov. 8 (the 117th anniversary of the day William Röntgen discovered the existence of X-rays) with participating societies from around the world holding events to mark the role radiology has played in modern medicine. The initiative is the brainchild of the European Society of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American College of Radiology, and this year the day's focus will be on oncologic imaging. Article

> Medical isotope provider Nordion is restructuring its Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) Russian supply relationship. Nordion and the Open Joint Stock Company (Isotope) have ended their supply agreement and, in it's place, Nordion is working towards reaching an agreement with the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors for a supply of Mo-99.  "These supply discussions directly with RIAR provide an important opportunity for Nordion and our customers. This negotiation comes at a time when our customers, and in turn the nuclear medicine community, are looking for greater stability and long-term reliability in their supply network," Nordion CEO Steve West said in a statement. "We continue to work towards contributing to an improved global supply chain and securing a supplemental supply source for medical isotopes so important to physicians and patients worldwide." Announcement

> Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam are developing an MRI technique that will allow physicians to detect muscle damage in patients more precisely. By using diffusion tensor imaging, the researchers are able to show detailed 3-D images of complex muscle structures in patients, allowing them to more accurately diagnose muscular diseases or perform non-invasive muscle examinations of athletes. Article

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