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The CT equipment market has emerged from the global economic downturn smarter, leaner, and more efficient, but another golden era of booming sales is very unlikely in the near future, according to a specialist imaging analyst.

The next five years look set to bring more consolidation and stringent management of advanced imaging resources. To read more, go to your CT Digital Community, or click here.

At the technical exhibition for this month's ECR in Vienna, CT got a star billing at many vendors' booths, and more companies are now choosing ECR to unveil new products. Get the story here.

Time will tell if CT-based screening will be the solution for the high mortality rates associated with lung cancer from smoking, Dr. Mathias Prokop, professor of radiology and department chair at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, told ECR 2014 delegates. Proceed with caution was his overall message. Click here to learn more.

State-of-the-art CT scanners produce widely divergent coronary artery calcium scores, but at least they substantially agree on the risk levels of individuals undergoing the scans, according to another Dutch presentation at ECR 2014. However, even the risk agreement isn't strong enough, researchers say. To find out more, click here.

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) launched its EuroSafe Imaging campaign at ECR 2014. Madan Rehani, PhD, director of radiation protection for the ESR, was a key person behind this initiative, and you can read about his views here. Also, in an exclusive video interview, Dr. Guy Frija speaks about the campaign.

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

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