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Dear CT Insider,

Speak with any emergency physicians and they will probably tell you stabbing injuries are an increasingly common problem in hospitals today. The good news for the victims of these incidents, however, is that imaging can help out in a lot of cases, and improve patient management and outcome.

At last month's RSNA 2014 meeting in Chicago, radiologists from a leading U.K. trauma unit shared their experiences of this hot topic. Their analysis is both practical and revealing. To read more, go to your CT Community, or click here.

Meanwhile, Swiss reseachers have looked closely at a total of 321 postmortem CT scans of traumatic accidents between 2005 and 2013. They, too, reported their findings at the Chicago congress, and you can learn more here.

Delegates from Turkey also presented important information at RSNA 2014. A group from Ankara reported about the accuracy of abdominal CT with compression to the right lower quadrant for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Get the story here.

Inappropriate referrals can be a serious problem for a CT coronary angiography service, so new best-practice guidelines on the technique are bound to arouse plenty of interest. Better still, these guidelines can be downloaded for free. Click here to find out more.

Which types of monitors are most suitable for CT diagnosis? German scientists have attempted to answer this question and others, and their work has contributed to an updated set of quality assurance guidelines that took effect on 4 November 2014. To learn more, click here.

This letter has featured only a small selection of the wide range of articles posted over the past few weeks in your CT Community. For the full list, please see below.

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