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Dear CT Insider,

Global supporters of lung cancer screening received a major boost last week when the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved CT lung cancer screening for Medicare recipients. The evidence is sufficient to justify screening high-risk individuals until the age of 74, according to CMS.

Important obstacles remain, however, and it's essential to proceed with caution, emphasize experts from Nottingham, U.K. They have some timely and practical advice for everybody involved in implementing screening programs. To read more, go to your CT Community, or click here.

CT has transformed head and neck imaging over the past couple of decades. Dr. Florian Dammann, chair of the German Radiological Society's Head and Neck Diagnostics Working Group, explains more in an interview article we have posted this week. Get the details here.

Did you know that profits from the phenomenal worldwide success of the Beatles were used to fund the work of CT pioneer Sir Godfrey Hounsfield? This was one of the fascinating tales told by Dr. Stavros Stivaros, PhD, in this month's U.K. Royal College of Radiologists annual public lecture. Click here to learn more.

Meanwhile, researchers have used CT to reveal that ancient Egyptian royal families appear to have suffered from a degenerative spinal disease rather than an inflammatory type of arthritis, as previously assumed. To find out more, click here. And don't miss our article on the British Museum's Egypt exhibition, which was due to close on 30 November but has been extended until the end of April 2015.

Finally, CT's role in virtual autopsies continues to grow. French authors explained more during JFR 2014 (Journées Françaises de Radiologie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle) in Paris. Read more here.

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

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