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Dear Digital X-Ray Insider,

Anybody who thinks it will be many years before artificial intelligence (AI) has an impact on daily clinical practice needs to think again.

X-ray systems embedded with AI are due for commercial launch in 2019, and they will be capable of screening for pneumothorax and other conditions, predicts industry analyst Simon Harris. He thinks Central and Eastern Europe will be early adopters of this "smart" equipment. Find out more here.

The major manufacturers of x-ray systems are putting the finishing touches to their strategies and product offerings for the upcoming RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago, so now is an excellent time to take stock of how the big players are faring. For an in-depth assessment by our market columnist Stephen Holloway, click here.

Reporting errors on chest x-rays account for more than a quarter of U.K. litigation claims involving radiology, according to Dr. Oliver Hulson, an interventional radiologist from Leeds. He has just published extensive statistics on this area. His analysis is most revealing, and it confirms that pressures on radiology are immense. To learn more, click here.

French musculoskeletal specialists have been busy comparing the usefulness of digital tomosynthesis and x-ray in cases of prosthetic loosening after total hip arthroplasty. Their findings are worth a close look. You can do so here.

Radiation dose optimization remains an urgent priority for the medical imaging community. The latest statistics from Germany confirm that progress continues to be made in this area, although the authors urged vendors to include more dose-efficient protocols in their products. Doing this may yield slightly noisier images but generate far lower patient dose with good diagnostic quality, they noted. Get the full story here.

This letter features only a small selection of the many articles posted during recent weeks in the Digital X-Ray Community. Please scroll through the rest of our coverage below this message.

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