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A significant market shift has taken place in terms of customer preferences when it comes to purchasing x-ray equipment. That's the view of Sarah Jones, an imaging analyst with IHS Medical Technology. She has assessed the fluctuating European marketplace and has some interesting observations and predictions. To find out more, don't miss her article in the Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist who carried out groundbreaking research on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. A new play, called "Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie," has been written about her amazing life. Read about it here.

The safety of contrast media is of the utmost concern to all imaging professionals these days, so new recommendations from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) on the best use of intravascular contrast agents are bound to attract considerable attention. Get the story here.

The RCR has also been in the news because it recently celebrated 40 years as an independent organization. In 1975, radiology was deemed to have developed enough in its own right to break away from the Royal College of Surgeons completely. To celebrate this landmark, Dr. Adrian Dixon from Cambridge gave a special lecture. Click here for the full details.

Meanwhile, Dutch researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the robustness of computer-aided detection (CAD) to identify tuberculosis on chest x-rays -- enabling CAD to significantly improve the detection of thoracic abnormalities. Learn more here.

To read a full list of stories, see below or go to the Digital X-Ray Community. Also, make sure you check back regularly to read the latest coverage.

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