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The State of Affairs

18 November 2022. At a recent meeting some participants approached me: "Newspapers report about an incident or a certain 'sensation' … but there is hardly ever a follow-up. People are curious. The same holds for science.

"Why don't you trace the way things are now and take a closer look at today's situation? Is there anything new — a change to the better of to the worse? Write an update some time after publishing a Rinckside column and give a commentary on what has happened in the meantime — the course of events."

First I answered with a 'but' — yet, they came with an responding 'but' ... so here comes the first progress report.

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A critical voice in the wilderness — thirty-three years of Rinckside.

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2022

The 33rd year of Rinckside

Re-read: The price of it all.
Vol. 33,4 | 18 November 2022.

The state of AI in medical imaging • Part II
Are radiologists’ neurons faster and cheaper?

Vol. 33,3 | 18 August 2022.

The state of AI in medical imaging • Part I
Looking into the future with blinkers on.

Vol. 33,2 | 18 March 2022.

Not being wired properly?
Vol. 33,1 | 12 January 2022.




Special Supplements

Santiago Ramón y Cajal:
Rules and Advice on Scientific Investigation — Daunting worries of the novice.

Vol. 33,S3 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. September 2022.
Versión en español | Spanish version  

Image Characteristics: The MR Image | Image Contrast.
Vol. 33,S2 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Image Data Transformation: k-Space.
Vol. 33,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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2021

All is not what it seems in the messy world of research.
Don't play it again, Sam

Vol. 32,6 | 1 November 2021.

Epidemics and medical imaging
Vol. 32,5 | 15 September 2021.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging • The 50th anniversary
Vol. 32,4 | 11 August 2021.

All quiet at the MR contrast agent front?
Vol. 32,3 | 6 July 2021.

New realities in medical imaging.
Vol. 32,2 | 3 May 2021

Smashing the magnetic field strength dogma.
MRI: an unexpected change.

Vol. 32,1 | 13 February 2021.



Special Supplements

Siegfried Ostrowski:
The fate of Jewish physicians in the Third Reich —
An eyewitness account from the years 1933-1939.

Introduction and translation by Peter A. Rinck.
Vol. 32,S4 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. June 2021.
Deutsche Fassung | German version  

Contrast Agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Vol. 32,S3 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Image Processing and Visualization.
Vol. 32,S2 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

Relaxation Times and Basic Pulse Sequences.
Vol. 32,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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2020

To see and to be seen.
Teleconsultations and rating sites aren't all good news.

Vol. 31,7 | 10 December 2020.

Speech is silver, but silence is golden.
Vol. 31,6 | 28 September 2020.

Congresses — a feel­ing of un­cer­tain­ty.
(II) A case in point: ECR and the Corona fallout.

Vol. 31,5 | 6 July 2020.

Congresses — a feel­ing of un­cer­tain­ty.
(I) The case of ECR.

Vol. 31,4 | 6 July 2020.

Will the Corona crisis clean up health care?
Vol. 31,3 | 29 April 2020.

The great data garbage heap.
Vol. 31,2 | 27 March 2020.

Safety first or last?
Vol. 31,1 | 8 January 2020.



Special Supplement

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Safety of Patients and Personnel.
Vol. 31,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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Vol30

2019

The prime minister's wife builds a new hospital.
Vol. 30,6 | 15 July 2019.

Artificial intelligence meets va­li­di­ty.
Vol. 30,5 | 15 June 2019.

At the crossroads: MR contrast agents.
Vol. 30,4 | 30 May 2019.

MR Imaging: Quo Vadis?
Vol. 30,3 | 15 May 2019.

Getting ready for ECR.
Vol. 30,2 | 25 February 2019.

Radiologists: To see and not to be seen.
Vol. 30,1 | 25 January 2019.



Special Supplement

An Excursion into the History of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Vol. 30,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of TRTF.
Offprint from: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Critical Introduction. Preprint of the 13th edition. 2022/23.

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Vol29

2018

Will artificial intelligence increase costs of me­di­cal imag­ing?
Vol. 29,6 | 21 November 2018.

Some reflections on artificial in­tel­li­gen­ce in me­di­cine.
Vol. 29,5 | 26 September 2018.

The dilution and demise of human expertise.
Vol. 29,4 | 4 July 2018.

German newspapers and the gadolinium controversy.
Vol. 29,3 | 18 April 2018.

Some side effects of the great gadolinium scare.
Vol. 29,2 | 14 February 2018.

Mapping the biological world.
Vol. 29,1 | 19 November 2017 / 29 January 2018.



Special Supplement

Research and Science: From Individuals to Societies — Alexander von Humboldt in Spain.
Vol. 30,S1 | "Special Supplement" courtesy of "A Small Café."
A Small Café. September 2018.

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Vol22

2011

Are smartphones changing behavior in medical practice?
Vol. 22,12 | 3 January 2012.

"Special Supplements" — Are smartphones changing behavior in medical practice?

 Versione italiana
 Versión en español
 Version française

Commercial forces can distort reality in imaging.
Vol. 22,11 | 14 November 2011.

Let's "scan" the patient. Or: Is it OK to refer to an MR "scan"?
Vol. 22,10 | 24 October 2011.

CAD as CAD can.
Vol. 22,9 | 19 September 2011.

Wikipedia: Information you can trust?
Vol. 22,8 | 15 August 2011.

The jury's still out on airport body scanners.
Vol. 22,7 | 19 July 2011.

Why 'feminization' of radiology is good news for patients.
Vol. 22,6 | 20 June 2011.

Everybody suffers from publishers' thirst for quick profits.
Vol. 22,5 | 16 May 2011.

Rude awakening: Will radiographers eventually take over?
Vol. 22,4 | 19 April 2011.

The Guttenberg snippets.
Vol. 22,3 | 23 March 2011.

Handle with care: The radiation debate.
Vol. 22,2 | 9 March 2011.

Weltfremd is of no value to your patients.
Vol. 22,1 | 2 March 2011.

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Vol21

2010

Critics line up to pour scorn on impact factor.
Vol. 21,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,10: 10-11.

Airport security scanners arouse intense controversy.
Vol. 21,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,3: 13-15.

Thirty years take MRI from the cutting edge to sustainability.
Vol. 21,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2010; 26,2: 7,8,14.



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Vol20

2009

Recent events at WHO prove that bigger is not always better.
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2009; 25, 8: 14,16,39.

From ECR 2009: "The latest results …"
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Webcasts. 6 March 2009.

From ECR 2009: "Walking down the corridors …"
Vol. 20,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Webcasts. 18 March 2009.



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Vol19

2008

Radiologists meet with heavy collateral damage.
Vol. 19,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2008; 24,6: 19-21.

If it moves, radiologists will want to screen it.
Vol. 19,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2008; 24,5: 12-13, 39.

From ECR 2008: What did you learn in school today?
Vol. 19,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2008.



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Vol18

2007

Quo vadis — where is medical imaging heading?
Vol. 18,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2007; 23,11: 19-20.

Pediatric radiology requires wide skill set.
Vol. 18,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2007; 23,5: 15-17.






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Vol17

2006

MR contrast agents reach 25-year landmark.
Vol. 17,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2006; 22, 9: 17-19.

From ECR 2006: Drive for perfection has potential downside.
Vol. 17,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2006; 22,5: 15-16.






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Vol16

2005

Radiology must regain initiative in research.
Vol. 16,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21, 12: 10-13.

 Versión en español.
"Special Supplement" — Expanded version in Spanish (pdf)

Functional imaging leads hunt for 'buy' trigger.
Vol. 16,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21,8: 25-27.

What has really happened in radiology since 1985?
Vol. 16,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2005; 21,4: 17, 20.

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Vol15

2004

Radiology philosophy: Cartesian versus confusion.
Vol. 15,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2004; 20,10: 17-19.

Are radiologists guilty of killing their patients?
Vol. 15,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2004; 20,4: 13-14.

From ECR 2004: More science and love, less fiction.
Vol. 15,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2004.



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Vol14

2003

Researchers must define 'evidence-based'.
Vol. 14,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2003; 19,11: 21,23,47.

From ECR 2003: From EPOS without EROS to L5/S1.
Vol. 14,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. March 2003.







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Vol13

2002

Expertise and judgment ensure turf war success.
Vol. 13,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,12: 13-14.

New, improved radiology demands better analysis.
Vol. 13,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,10: 11-13.

Screening programs must show clear benefits.
Vol. 13,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,5: 12-14.

Fundamentals benefit image reading.
Vol. 13,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2002; 18,3: 13-15.

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Vol12

2001

Europe gets entangled in complex language web.
Vol. 12,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,12: 22-23.

Radiology is a service industry.
Vol. 12,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,7: 11-13.

Resist healthcare's black market temptation.
Vol. 12,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,5: 21-23.

Beware of fads, fashions, and market-speak.
Vol. 12,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2001; 17,3. 19-20.

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Vol11

2000

Radiologists play god at their own risk.
Vol. 11,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,10: 13-14.

Bureaucracy and waste tarnish EU grants.
Vol. 11,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,10: 23-24.

Politics and medicine make an unhealthy mix.
Vol. 11,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,5: 19-20.

Tradenames confuse, bewilder, and amuse.
Vol. 11,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 2000; 16,3: 27-28.

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Vol09

1998

They who teach are brave, not incompetent.
Vol. 9,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1998; 14,9: 21-22.

Perils of being politically correct.
Vol. 9,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1998; 14,3: 21-22.







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Vol08

1997

Facts and figures – fiction and frustrations. Or: Statistics lead to frustration, falsehoods.
Vol. 8,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,8: 17-18.

From ECR 1997: The European Congress of Radiology – a European success story.
Vol. 8,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,7: 17-18.

Time to think again about computers.
Vol. 8,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,5: 23-24.

When acronyms cause confusion. Or: Alphabet Soup [with comments from Hamlet].
Vol. 8,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1997; 13,3: 19-21.

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Vol07

1996

Surviving life on the congress treadmill.
Vol. 7,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,8: 15-19.

The end of abundant times for radiologists?
Vol. 7,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,6: 19-20.

Helping means more than a hand-out – radiology in developing countries.
Vol. 7,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,4: 17-18.

Radiology and epidemics, new and old.
Vol. 7,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1996; 12,2: 15-16.

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Vol06

1995

Drawbacks of the information autobahn.
Vol. 6,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe 1995; 11,8: 16, 49.

News from the ultrasound front: avoiding abuse and overuse of ultrasound.
Vol. 6,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1995; 11,4: 15-16.

Do we need so many gadolinium chelates?
Vol. 6,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging Europe. 1995; 11,3: 15,54.



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Vol05

1994

Do radiologists have a future?
Vol. 5,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,6: 19-20.

Publish and you might perish anyway.
Vol. 5,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,4: 9-10.

Medical ethics and the military.
Vol. 5,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International. 1994; 10,2: 19-20.

Playing with numbers in the health care game.
Vol. 5,1 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1994; 10,1: 7,55.

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Vol04

1993

Why cutting costs is so hard in Europe.
Vol. 4,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,7: 5,54.

Better training leads to less costly health system.
Vol. 4,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,5: 5,44.

MR imaging: reimbursement and costs – a European potpourri.
Vol. 4,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1993; 9,1: 5,51.



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Vol03

1992

How to purchase an MR machine.
Vol. 3,4 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,6: 5-8.

What is behind high costs in medical care?
Vol. 3,3 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,5: 7,53.

Beyond the basics: is knowledge power?
Vol. 3,2 | and: Diagnostic Imaging International 1992; 8,3: 7,48,50

What is normal?
Vol. 3,1 | and: Hospimedica. 1992; 10,1: 20-22.

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Vol01-2

1990 | 1991

The slow life of clinical spectroscopy.
Vol. 2,3 | and: Hospimedica 1991; 9,9: 16-18.

The field-strength war.
Vol. 2,2 | and: ospimedica 1991; 9,4: 16-18.

Relaxation times blues.
Vol. 2,1 | and: Hospimedica 1991; 9,3: 16-20.

Magnetic resonance imaging: How it all began
Vol. 1,1 | and: Hospimedica 1990; latest version: Book chapter, in: Rinck PA: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. BoD, Germany. 2020.



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