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Dear CT Insider,

Dr. Lucia Flors Blasco is a fine example of a global researcher who's going places. Having obtained her residency at the University of Valencia in Spain and passed the European Diploma in Radiology, she completed her fellowship at the University of Virginia in the U.S.

At the annual meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging earlier this summer, Flors Blasco received a presitigious cum laude award for her group's CT research into severe emphysema. To read more about this study, click here.

Electronic arrows on CT scans may be popular with referring physicians, but Drs. Steve Baker and Hans Blickman want to see them abolished. If they're successful, this could have a big impact on clinical practice. Find out more here.

The French congress of radiology, JFR, begins in Paris on 16 October, and a CT good practice guide is due to be launched at the meeting. The booklet will cover the most common pathologies and frequently used protocols in routine practice. Also, pediatric imaging is a central theme at JFR, so you can expect ample discussion about dose. For the inside track, click here.

Meanwhile, a multinational research group used CT to examine 31 patients with primary trachea and bronchus tumors, processing images with multiplanar reformatting, volume rendering, and virtual bronchoscopy techniques. They assessed each technique's ability to determine tumor location, morphology, extramural invasion, and extent of luminal stenosis. Click here for the full details.

New statistics from the German Cardiac CT Registry were unveiled at last month's European Society of Cardiology congress in London. To learn more, click here.

This letter summarizes just a few of the diverse range of articles posted recently in your CT Community. For the full lineup, please check out the listing below.

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