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Patients with gunshot injuries are becoming increasingly common in hospitals, and CT is the modality of choice in most cases. Based on their fascinating poster presentation at the recent RSNA meeting in Chicago, researchers from Rome have extensive experience of this area. They explained how 2D multiplanar reformatting and 3D volume-rendering postprocessing software can add valuable additional information to axial imaging. Get the story here.

We've also posted a second new article today in your CT Digital Imaging Community. Danish experts on lung cancer have reported the findings of 4,104 CT screening participants who were randomized to five annual screenings between 2005 and 2010. They have calculated the costs for primary and secondary care from health registries. To read more, click here.

Some new research from the Middle East has caught our eye. According to a study conducted in Saudi Arabia, a negative coronary CT angiography study has high predictive value for ruling out acute coronary syndrome and can decrease the hospital stay of patients who come to emergency rooms complaining of severe chest pain. Find out more here.

Pseudoaneurysms are common vascular abnormalities that represent a disruption in arterial wall continuity resulting from inflammation, trauma, or iatrogenic causes, and their frequency is increasing due to the growth of endovascular procedures. CT plays an important role in diagnosing pseudoaneuryms, and you can click here to learn more.

Meanwhile, a Dutch group has shown that far from being a deterrent to evaluating plaque composition using CT, the use of iterative reconstruction has no effect on the visualization of plaque type, and improves image quality overall while reducing dose. Click here for further details.

This is only a small selection of the articles posted recently in your CT Digital Imaging Community. For the full list, please see below.

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