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Dear CT Insider,

Silent but potentially life-threatening -- that description is particularly appropriate when it comes to small-bowel tumors. Often they're very tricky to diagnose, but advances in CT have improved the situation.

Spanish researchers gave some practical tips on this topic at last month's ECR in Vienna, and they collected an award for their efforts. You can read more by clicking here.

Another CT article posted this week underlines the amazing versatility of the modality. German paleontologists have used high-resolution CT to shed light on ammonites, a mollusk that lived at the bottom of the sea about 400 million years ago. To learn more, click here.

After an unstable period, the European equipment market for CT appears to be bouncing back. Three key trends -- automated workflow, scalability, and clinical focus -- are emerging as drivers for technology innovation in 2015, according to business analyst Nicola Goatman. You can read her latest analysis by clicking here.

From Scandinavia, we have an article about how CT texture analysis is showing promising results in predicting outcome prior to liver resection. To view the article by Dr. Anselm Schulz of Oslo University Hospital, click here.

In the setting of acute stroke, wavelet-transform CT angiography (CTA) of the brain detects twice as many small-vessel occlusions as conventional single-phase CTA and provides substantially greater detail about them, researchers from Munich have found. Get the full details here.

This letter provides a summary of only a small selection of the wide range of articles posted over the past few weeks in your CT Community. For the full list, please see below.

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