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Dear CT Insider,

Advances in CT have led to huge changes in emergency medicine over the past decade, particularly in triaging patients.

Further proof of this was evident at the recent 2015 congress of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology in York, U.K. Researchers from Singapore presented a comprehensive and lucid overview of CT's role in abdominopelvic trauma cases, and you can read our news report here.

During the same meeting, a group from King's College London presented the findings of its audit involving musculoskeletal errors. The study included one case in which spinal metastases were missed on a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. To get the full details, click here.

In another U.K. audit, CT reports had the highest overall rate of errors resulting from the use of speech recognition software. The authors attributed this to the high volume of reports dictated and the complexity of cases. Click here to find out more.

The Russian authorities look set to introduce more stringent import restrictions on medical devices, and they are likely to affect lower-end CT and x-ray scanners, according to ECR 2014 President Dr. Valentin Sinitsyn, PhD. To learn more, click here.

CT pioneer Willi Kalender, PhD, had some words of wisdom about radiation dose in his keynote lecture at the recent U.K. Radiological Congress. He remains one of those experts you simply cannot afford to ignore. Click here to discover what he had to say.

This letter summarizes a small selection of the wide range of articles posted over the past few weeks in your CT Community. For the full list, please check out the listings below.

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